Posted on 1/30/124 by Colin Vassallo
PWInsider.com is reporting that Corey Graves has been
promoted to lead play-by-play of Friday Night Smackdown
starting from this week.
Graves will replace Kevin Patrick in the role and marks the
first time that he will be the lead commentator for a show,
having previously been doing color commentary. Doing play-
by-play is considerably harder than commentary as the lead
will call the bulk of the matches.
Wade Barrett, who was doing color commentary with Michael
Cole on Monday Night Raw, will move back to Smackdown to do
help Graves with color commentary.
This is the latest shakeup in the announce teams after Pat
McAfee returned full-time, at least for now, with Cole on