WWE Releases Drake Maverick, Curt Hawkins And Other Superstars
Drake Maverick who appears on 205 Live, where he had served as the brand's General Manager from January 2018–April 2020. Curtin signed with WWE in October 2017 but had to postpone his debut until his U.S. work visa was renewed. On 30 January 2018, Curtin debuted under the name Drake Maverick and was appointed the new General Manager of 205 Live.
On 1 July episode of Raw, Maverick attacked R-Truth with a suitcase and pinned him in the backstage area, while the latter was fleeing from a mob of wrestlers to become a two-time 24/7 Champion.
On April 12, 2020, Maverick was announced as a participant in the Interim Cruiserweight Title tournament representing Group A but now he has pulled out of the match.
The former NXT Cruiserweight Champion Lio Rush is also leaving the company who also performs on the NXT and 205 Live brands. Rush made his first televised appearance on the October 4 episode of NXT, where he was attacked by Velveteen Dream.
Rush made his return to NXT on the September 18 episode as a face and defeated Oney Lorcan to become the No. 1 Contender for Drew Gulak's Cruiserweight Championship.
Rush successfully captured the title on October 9 episode of NXT. On the December 11 episode of NXT, Rush lost his title to Angel Garza, ending his reign at 63 days.
Below is the full announcement from WWE.
WWE has come to terms on the release of Drake Maverick (James Curtin), Curt Hawkins (Brian Myers), Karl Anderson (Chad Allegra), EC3 (Michael Hutter) and Lio Rush (Lionel Green). We wish them all the best in their future endeavours.
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