WWE News: Drake Maverick Officially Returns To Company Despite Losing Cruiserweight Tournament


Triple H (R) holds up Drake Maverick's (L) hand after he signs a new contract with WWE

Although Drake Maverick lost his bid for the interim WWE Cruiserweight Championship on Wednesday night’s edition of NXT, that didn’t mark the end of his stint with the company either. Following weeks of rumors suggesting that he might be rehired by WWE after being released due to coronavirus-related budget cuts in April, Maverick ended up signing a new contract on television, thus making his return official.

As recapped by WrestlingNews.co, this week’s NXT featured the finals of the tournament for the interim Cruiserweight Championship, which pitted Maverick against El Hijo del Fantasma. As has been the case since he was entered in the tourney, Maverick’s real-life release was integrated into his storyline, with the announcers describing him as a man fighting to remain employed by WWE.

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WWE News: Drake Maverick Officially Returns To Company Despite Losing Cruiserweight Tournament

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