Do we hear that wedding bell? Have you seen Carmella walking down the aisle? WrestleMania 38 and WWE Raw White wedding dress-inspired gear?
While it was Madonna too much on the MTV VMA, it wasn’t just a ploy. Carmella and commentator Corey Graves, who got engaged last October, are getting ready to walk down the aisle for their wedding just days after the grand WWE event. Before they tied the knot, we talked to the groom WrestleMania On the weekends
When you were Total Divas You didn’t feel as comfortable as you did on your YouTube series Corey and Carmella. Do you feel the change?
Corey Graves: I am personally happy. With which you have seen Total Divas It was all in real time at the very end. I was going through the worst time of my life. I was just divorced and all sorts of negativity was going on. I was trying to fix my personal life. Fast forward a few years. Now I have a wonderful woman by my side and I find myself in a great place. Carmella was inseparable to help me realize this. Sometimes you just have to relax and unwind. I am not afraid to wake up in the morning now. Life is good.
The show has seemed a bit unfocused in recent episodes, including Carmella.
You can’t fail if you try to be realistic. True, this is an unscripted television, but there are some special aspects that are produced. Otherwise, no one wants to sit and watch Corey and Carmella on the sofa, just hanging out all day, which is what we usually do. You just have to be more discriminating with the help you render toward other people. If you’re being, you can’t mess it up. And if people are upset, so be it.
Even when we launched our podcast the goal was to normalize the fact that if you were in a relationship, no matter who you were with, you would have ups and downs. For us, communication is the most important part. Rather than holding things in place by lunging things. We have the same problems as everyone else. We only work in a really quiet place. Through our podcasts, we’ve interacted a lot with fans via email where they tell us, “Hey, I’ve tried this with my significant other. We’ve communicated about this problem. And it solved the problem. Should have been a psychiatrist or psychologist. ”
How about shutting each other down on WWE TV?
It’s really fun. There are very few moments nowadays where I can be completely over-the-top and intense. That’s when I get fun. A lot is happening, especially in three hours Raw. Every once in a while there is a blue moon where she makes her entrance and I can be ridiculously over-the-top. It helps that he is a bad person because no one wants to hear it. I’m aware of it. To me, it enhances what makes her the most beautiful woman in all of WWE. For her significant other in real life screaming at the top of my lungs, I want to think that it helps her cause and annoys the people in the house. By all designs.
You got great news when you got permission to play wrestling. In the past, when wrestlers were cleared, they returned to the ring. You have taken a different approach.
It took me a long time to get there. I remember when Daniel Bryan came back. That hit. It was like a gut punch for me. There is nothing against Brian. He is just trying to be successful in his life and career. I thought, if he can, then why can’t I? Then Edge came back. I said, “Okay, I know Edge’s injury is much more serious than mine.” When Christian returned to the Royal Rumble, it was really strong because he and I were really close through the same thing. We had the same doctor in Tampa who stopped both of us where we ended our careers casually. The itching never goes away, especially when you spend as much time as I did to get to the top of the hill.
I have now personally and professionally reached a point where I am able to take a step back and think about whether it is worth it. Then I have to ask if I want to get back in the form of a ring. Do I want to compete for a roster spot with someone who works? I don’t want to be that person. If I could keep my feet in the ring almost like Jerry Lawler as he used to from time to time. Once you do it on the blue moon, it’s still interesting. I’d like to have that option on the table. At the end of the day, I need to look after myself and my family and our financial well-being and our future. I’m not in a really bad place because hopefully, I can still run my mouth for the next 15 or 20 years.
Your wedding is coming. What can you tell us about that?
My beautiful bride is crazy. She thought it would be better to get married in five days WrestleMania. On Tuesday morning we got on the flight to Florida. Wednesday rehearsal. Get married on Thursday. It looks like a sack that encloses with a drawstring. There is no rest for fatigue. I look forward to boarding a flight to Hawaii for our honeymoon where we can actually decompress and enjoy and leave my phone for about six days. It’s very exciting for me. It would be good for me to move away and remember why I like it. Everyone should do it from time to time.
Man, you are a good therapist.
I’m trying! I’m working. It’s not easy. I was wrecking a train. Now I just had a car accident.
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