Drake Maverick was released as part of a mass firing from the WWE earlier this year. The firings came as part of Coronavirus cost cutting efforts from WWE. On NXT’s In Your House event this last weekend, Triple H presented Maverick with a new contract for the company.
Hunter said that Maverick captured people’s heart.
“When the release happened, he wasn’t involved in anything but it just happened the way it did, during the process of this tournament, he captured people’s hearts and their imagination and he earned that spot.
It was already out there so you either ignore it or you turn it into something.” said Triple H “We turned it into something based on him and his performances.”
Maverick was the former WWE 205 General Manager.