Former WWE star and 205 Live General Manager Drake Maverick appeared on WWE’s The Bump this morning to talk about his participation in the 8-man tournament to crown a new interim cruiserweight champion despite being released by WWE last Wednesday due to COVID-19 cut backs. Maverick states that he’s fighting for a chance to earn his job back, but feels grateful that he’s still able to work and perform in the current climate.
I don’t think anyone in the history of WWE has had a chance like this on the way out to potentially save their job,” Drake said. “I have that chance and I’m more fortunate than anybody in the world. I am more fortunate in regards to other people in the world outside of WWE that are going through hard times and bad situations with what’s going on in the current climate. It’s horrible and you don’t take it seriously until it sometimes just slaps you right in the face. Last Wednesday it slapped me right in the face.
Something will just come along and just switch the course of destiny,” he continued. “And that’s what happened. So, I said to them, ‘They’re still letting me compete in the tournament, this is the story now. It’s my life. This is more than just making a return to the ring.’ This is really about everything. What’s more relatable right now than somebody fighting for their jobs in what’s going on with the world? But I’m gonna show them. And I’m going to stick it to them. And I’m gonna tell the person that made this decision that you were wrong. And I’m gonna do it the professional way. I’m going to do it the right way. I’m not gonna whine. I’m not gonna complain. I’m just gonna go out there and I’m gonna show them.
Check out the full episode of The Bump below. (H/T and transcribed by Pro Wrestling Sheet)