Maven holds the honor as the first Tough Enough winner back in the early 2000s. He won the first season and won a WWE contract. He was in WWE from 2001 to 2005 and had one of the most memorable moments in Royal Rumble history when he eliminated The Undertaker with a dropkick. It appears Vince McMahon made a surprising gesture to Maven after his mother passed away.

Maven was eventually released from WWE, and he focused his energy elsewhere. Even then, he has a lot of good things to say about his time there.

While speaking on his YouTube channel, Maven revealed that Vince McMahon personally called him back when his mother passed away.

“A lot of people don’t realize it, but Vince lost a parent from cancer. In 2004, I lost my mom to cancer, and the very night that she passed away, I didn’t get a call from a secretary, I didn’t get a text, I got a personal phone call from Vince to tell me how truly sorry he was. That meant the world to me. Empathetic for what he went through, but the fact that it was late when he called me, the fact that he took time out of his evening, he called me to offer condolences always meant the world to me.”


Maven is currently a part of the professional wrestling world as he is competing in the Figure Wrestling Federation. Triple H also previously spoke to Maven about WWE return. We’ll have to see if that will ever happen in the future.

What’s your take on this story? Are you surprised by this gesture? Let us know in the comments!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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