Killian Dain and Drake Maverick were the odd couple on NXT television as the size and personality difference between the two made for fun television segments.
The duo were involved in a storyline with Imperium before Dain was released by WWE on June 25.
Speaking on All Night Long, Dain discussed the pairing he had with Drake and how both of them testing positive for COVID changed some plans.
"They up putting us together on-screen and I'm thinking it's a rib. The writer at the time was like, 'No, seriously, it's coming from the top. It's not a silly pitch, it's something they want to try.' Literally, from the first thing we did, they were laughing at us and enjoying it. That was the key. He was a lot of fun to work with. For me, I got to show range. If I hadn't had that opportunity, it'd be very difficult to go into the world and try to be a different character. The crazy stoic character is tough to pull off in the Independents because it's boring. It's not boring on TV because the commentator can explain it. I'm glad we got to show some range before it ended because it was great fun for me. We had a bit of bad luck with the COVID stuff. I got it and then he got it, so we both missed these periods of time just as things were going well and stuff had to be rebooked, but that was the entire year," he said.
Dain did not reveal when they tested positive.
He continued by saying, "There was a period where we were supposed to do something with Undisputed ERA, we did one little thing with them, but boom, I have COVID. I don't even have symptoms. That takes Nikki [Cross] off TV, she was doing a thing with Bayley. She didn't get [COVID], but she had to isolate."
Dain praised the wrestlers and the creative team for working around the limitations and curveballs of the pandemic era.
You can find Dain's statement on his WWE release by clicking here.
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