Drake Maverick opens up about his real-life firing becoming a storyline and how that led to some hurtful tweets from bystanders.
Current WWE Cruiserweight Superstar, Drake Maverick was a part of the massive layoffs on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. As fate would have it, he was also announced for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship tournament taking place on NXT prior to his release. This led to him competing in the tournament after having already addressed his WWE release in an emotional video released on social media.
Speaking with talkSPORT, Drake Maverick opened up about how the real life circumstances added another layer of tension to his time inside the squared circle and he also responds to fans who believed that the whole thing was a setup and accused him of manipulating friends.
“The most nervous I was out of all of the matches was the Jake Atlas match because it was the first one," said Maverick. "I was going into work thinking ‘am I gonna get treated differently?, am I gonna have to talk to Hunter [Triple H] and have these weird talks where we sit down and it’s like a counseling session?’"
He continued, “It made me sad someday. I had some bad mental health days because I was…. you look on your Twitter feed – people get this all the time. I get some very untoward things, like that I used some of my friends that I care very deeply about and that I didn’t think of them or care about them.
“Again – no one else was in the same situation – and every one of those people that I was accused of using were patting me on the back saying ‘Go get it, man. You’re doing exactly what we would do if we were put in that situation.’ These are trying times, man. It sucks. You’ve got to take care of your family and go balls to the wall with it. It was hard on the brain because I’d never do anything like that, and be so malicious. There are some people out there who would, and that’s where it hurt.”
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