WWE released Drake Maverick from his contract on April 15th. After a passionate video reaction to his firing, Maverick received a big push on NXT television. He fought his way through the NXT Cruiserweight Tournament and lost in the finals, but was awarded a contract.
As Shawn Michaels spoke to WWE The Bump, he was asked about “breakout Superstars.” He named a few people in NXT who caught his eye, and then he had to give props to Drake Maverick. They apparently wanted Drake Maverick for a long time and now they finally have the former Rockstar Spud.
“I gotta say, I know it’s not a ‘breakout star,’ but I’m thrilled for Drake Maverick and I’m glad we have him. Look, we’ve wanted Drake for a long time and I’m glad we have him.”
Drake Maverick is an NXT Superstar. It’s not the main roster, but it’s way better than not having a job during a pandemic.
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