Former 24/7 Champion and 205 Live General Manager Drake Maverick was one of the WWE Superstars who was released from his contract back in April, a consequence of budget cuts attributed to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
A well-liked and versatile performer, Maverick's released was one of the more surprising that were announced.
Receiving an outpouring of support after posting a heartfelt reaction video to his social media channels shortly after the announcement, WWE decided to use the events as a storyline and Drake has since made it to the finals of the Interim NXT Cruiserweight Championship tournament.
One man who is a big fan of Maverick is current WWE Champion Drew McIntyre.
In a recent interview with Sporkskeeda, McIntyre praised Maverick for his recent work and suggested that the former Spud could remain with the company for some time to come.
On Maverick's recent run in NXT, Drew said:
It’s the real Drake Maverick. That’s the real Spud. He is very, very passionate about this industry, much like myself. He’s always wanted to do it. He’s gave his entire life to it. You know, again, in the situation that he was in, he just put his heart on his sleeve and just told the world, ‘I’m still going to keep doing this’. He would and he’d be successful wherever he went – but I think he’s so capable of multiple different roles, not just in the ring.
And on what role he could have moving forward:
He’s so talented when it comes to his mind. He could be writing the show, he could be helping with characters, he can be on the show, he can be a manager. He’s so multitalented and I do think, going off of this storyline, which he created himself, he will be around and he’s going to have a long future here, not just on camera but off-camera, too.
Drake Maverick will face El Hijo del Fantasma in the finals of the Interim NXT Cruiserweight Championship Tournament this Wednesday.