Corey Graves Bio, Age, Wrestling Career, Wife, Dating & Net Worth

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NameMatt Polinsky
Birth DateFebruary 24, 1984
BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania
SpouseAmy Polinsky (m. 2009–2019)
ProfessionWrestler, wrestling color commentator, columnist, podcaster 
Net Worth$650,000
Height6 feet 1 inch
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBlue

If you are a huge fan of World Wrestling Entertainment, then Matthew Polinsky “Corey Graves” is not a new person to you. I am pretty sure that you have seen him in several wrestling promotions, but he is currently working as a commentator in WWE.

Matt Polinsky is an American retired professional wrestler. He is better known by his ring name Corey Graves. He is currently signed to the WWE and works as a commentator in their developmental territory NXT.

He is a former NXT Tag Team Champion with Adrian Neville. Polinsky is also known for his work on the independent circuit under the ring name Sterling James Keenan.

Scroll down to know more about his personal life, relationships, wrestling career, height, net worth & much more.

Corey Graves
Corey Graves

Early Life & Education

Polinsky was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the son of a Hungarian couple. His father is former wrestler Dan Polinsky and has a brother who wrestles as Samuel Elias.

He was born on February 24, 1984, and he is now 36 years old. His constellation sign is Pisces. He holds an American nationality and belongs to the white ethical society. He attended college and got a degree in marketing.

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Corey Graves Professional Wrestling Career

Graves began his wrestling career in the year 2000. He had given himself the ring name of Sterling James Keenan initially and played the Tag Team Championship matches in London and Windsor. He was a pro in wrestling and defeated several opponents.

He appeared in several wrestling matches including the World Wrestling Championship. He won the Heavyweight championship in the year 2008 after defeating Mr. Wrestling 3. He also contested for the Florida Tag Team Championship.

Graves later signed the WWE contact and his ring name was finally changed to Corey Graves. He initially played partner matches and on most of the occasions, he was partnered with WWE superstar CM Punk. As a singles wrestler, he defeated Oliver Grey in his first match. He suffered a major concussion in one of the matches and stayed away from wrestling for some time.

He soon returned To NXT Takeover, however, he announced his retirement as he still had concussion issues. During his retirement, he announced that he would be a commentator for NXT. He then served as a commentator for RAW for almost 2 years under a contract. He started writing in the year 2015 and is a columnist at the Alternative Press.

Corey Graves with Adrian Neville
Corey Graves with Adrian Neville

Achievements and Championship

1 Pro Wrestling

  • 1PW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)

Absolute Intense Wrestling

  • AIW Absolute Championship (1 time)

Ballpark Brawl

  • Natural Heavyweight Championship (1 time)

Far North Wrestling

  • FNW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)

Florida Championship Wrestling

  • FCW Florida Tag Team Championship (1 time) (with Jake Carter)

Funkin’ Conservatory

  • FC Tag Team Championship (1 time) (with Chris Cage)

International Wrestling Cartel

  • IWC Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • IWC Super Indy Championship (1 time)

Pro Wrestling Illustrated

  • He was ranked #118 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2013.

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Pro Wrestling Zero1

  • Zero-One United States Heavyweight Championship (2 times)

Union of Independent Professional wrestlers

  • UIPW Keystone Cruiserweight Championship (1 time)


In Wrestling

Finishing move

As Corey Graves:

  • Lucky 13 / 13th Step (Inverted figure-four leglock)

As Sterling James Keenan:

  • MK Ultra (Back-to-belly piledriver)

Signature moves

As Corey Graves:

  • Chop block
  • Single leg Boston crab

As Sterling James Keenan:

  • 2 s3wDragon suplex
  • Fireman’s carry dropped into a backbreaker
  • Helter Skelter (Rope hung triangle choke)
  • STO
  • Tilt-a-whirl powerbomb


  • Leah West


  • “The Savior of Misbehavior”

Relationship: Married, Wife & Divorce

After ten long years of a happy marriage between Matthew Polinsky and Amy Schneider, in 2019, the lovely couples got divorced. The team has three children within their marriage time.

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In 2019, Matthew got divorced from his ex-wife, where his wife posted a picture that Matthew was having an affair with WWE wrestler Carmella. The post, which has since been deleted stated the following –

“This may be totally below me to do but I’m hurt. I’m sad. I’ve put 11 years into supporting a man to accomplish his dream only for him to punch me in the gut! I’ve been through suicide attempts, alcoholism, among so much more with him and stuck by his side. The kicker is finding out that he’s been sleeping with one of my daughter’s role models all along. @carmellawwe and @wwegraves I hope you guys are happy. I really do!”

Amy Schneider IG Post
Graves with his Family

Neither Cory Graves nor Carmella have responded publicly regarding these allegations.

He admires Leonardo DiCaprio & Angelina Jolie.

Salary & Net Worth

It is believed that he has a net worth of is over $650,000 (h/t Celebs Money), mostly through a successful career with WWE. Sadly, his wrestling career came to an abrupt end and he took up commentary instead. Additionally, he gets paid a salary of $500K yearly as a Smackdown commentator.

Other commentators such as Michael Cole now days earning between $650k annually from both weekly and PPV events. Booker-T who recently inducted into the hall of fame earned $550K annually salary from his contract.

Physical Attributes: Height & Weight

Polinsky has an average body height of 6 feet and 1 inch with a total body weight of 95 kg, i.e., 209 pounds. This 209 pounds wrestler has a black hair color and bluish eye color.

Corey is also a professional piercer, having completed training through a friend’s tattoo shop, and has worked for several tattoo shops, so he’s also known for his numerous tattoos, including sleeve tattoos on both arms, on his neck, and the words “stay down” tattooed across his knuckles.

Corey Graves
Corey Graves

Social Media Portfolio

Don’t forget to follow Graves on his social media platforms like:
Twitter: 499.5K Followers
Instagram: 741K Followers

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