Drake Maverick Issues Statement On WWE Return
Maverick rejoined the company in late 2021
While he has been fired by WWE twice before, Drake Maverick has returned to WWE once again and it emerged earlier this week that the former Rockstar Spud rejoined the company as a member of the creative team around three or four weeks ago.
Maverick has since confirmed he rejoined WWE in late 2021 on his LinkedIn page and he issued a statement about his new role:
"I am pleased to announce that towards the end of 2021 - I accepted the wonderful offer of becoming a part of the WWE Creative Writing Team as a Writer / Producer.
"Some of my last appearances in ring for WWE fittingly happened in the United Kingdom. The last appearance of that tour was in my hometown of Birmingham, UK where it all started. My parents had seen me perform many times at arena shows but never for the WWE. I finally was at peace with what I had accomplished in life & said to them both at the hotel with tears rolling down my face beaming with pride 'Mom, Dad - I did it'
"My final appearance in the ring was in Louisville KY which was my first home in the United States when I moved to the country in 2013 - This writes itself doesn't it? After a fun & entertaining match with involving a cavalcade of stars we returned to the gorilla position to smiling faces & a round of applause. That UK tour ending with that night in Louisville KY was the most rewarding week of my career. If you told me there & then that was the end - I was good with it.
"I now have the opportunity to expand my horizons even further in the industry I love as well as many other avenues including film & television. After a career beginning in 2001 as an in-ring performer I have personally exceeded all of my personal expectations from a geographical & physical standpoint in a line of work somebody like myself should have never succeeded in.
"Needless to say, all thanks to the people I have had the pleasure of being around on the journey & this industry as a whole - I am in a blessed position in life. It owes me nothing yet I owe it everything.
"Thanks for reading - James"
Maverick first joined WWE in 2017 and performed in various roles until his release in April 2020. After releasing an emotional video, though, Maverick competed on NXT and was later re-signed by WWE. He was then let go again in November of 2021 with WWE citing "budget cuts."
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