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Drake Maverick Confirms WWE Return

Drake Maverick

Drake Maverick has confirmed that he has returned to WWE for a third time, where he will now be working as part of the creative team.

The English star first joined WWE in late 2017 after spending several years in IMPACT Wrestling. Rechristened as Drake Maverick in WWE, he was named General Manager of 205 Live before a spell on Raw as manager of A.O.P.

In April 2020 Maverick was announced as a participant in the tournament to crown an Interim NXT Cruiserweight Champion but just three days after that announcement, he was released from his WWE contract. After releasing an emotional video online and with a groundswell of support behind him, Triple H re-signed Maverick after he lost the final of the tournament to El Hijo del Fantasma.

He formed a tag team with Killian Dain on NXT before moving to the Raw brand once again where he became intertwined with the antics surrounding the 24/7 Championship. Maverick was once again released from his contract in November 2021.

PWInsider reported that Drake Maverick had been rehired and the star took to his Linkedin page to release a lengthy statement on 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 rounds 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”