Drew McIntyre Talks Drake Maverick's Farewell Run In NXT: That's The Real Spud'

Drew McIntyre says Drake Maverick is so talented he could be writing the television show.

April was the best of times for Drew McIntyre and the worst of times for Drake Maverick. For McIntyre, he realized a lifelong dream as he defeated Brock Lesnar to win the WWE Championship in the headlining match at WrestleMania 36. For Drake Maverick, he saw the end of a lifelong dream as he was released from his WWE contract along with several other superstars in the name of cost-effectiveness.

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However, in the time since then, Drake Maverick has officially moved on to the final round of the NXT Interim Cruiserweight Championship tournament. Maverick was announced for the tournament prior to his release and WWE not only allowed him to compete in the tournament but have played into the fact that he was released and have now made him the sentimental favorite to win the interim championship.

Speaking with Sportskeeda, Drew McIntyre, who has shared a ring with Drake Maverick in TNA Wrestling, opened up about how fans are seeing the real person behind the Drake Maverick character.

“It's the real Drake Maverick. That's the real Spud. He is very, very passionate about this industry, much like myself. He's always wanted to do it. He's [given] his entire life to it. You know, again, in the situation that he was in, he just put his heart on his sleeve and just told the world, 'I'm still going to keep doing this'. He would and he'd be successful wherever he went - but I think he's so capable of multiple different roles, not just in the ring,” said McIntyre. “He's so talented when it comes to his mind. He could be writing the show, he could be helping with characters, he can be on the show, he can be a manager. He's so multi-talented and I do think, going off of this storyline, which he created himself, he will be around and he's going to have a long future here, not just on camera but off-camera, too."

Maverick will face El Hijo Del Fantasma in the finals of the tournament to crown the new interim champion.

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