Drake Maverick: I’m Going Out Swinging, I’ll Show WWE They Were Wrong To Fire Me

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Drake Maverick: I’m Going Out Swinging, I’ll Show WWE They Were Wrong To Fire Me

Drake Maverick says there’s nothing else he can do right now—he’s going to win and show people firing him was the wrong move.

Maverick was a guest on this week’s episode of The Bump, just one week after he was one of 24 WWE wrestlers released last Wednesday. Shortly after his release was made public, Maverick posted a heartfelt video where he talked about WWE allowing him to stay in the NXT Cruiserweight Championship tournament and said these matches might be the last he ever has.

This morning, Maverick was given a chance to talk about the opportunity he has and said he believes everybody misconstrued his message a bit. He noted that everyone has their own lives and problems, but he has a chance to save his job by winning and considered himself very fortunate.

“I don’t think anyone else in the history of WWE has had a chance like this on the way out, to potentially save their job. I have that chance and I’m more fortunate than anybody in the world. I am more fortunate than anybody in regards to other people in the world outside of WWE that are going through hard times and bad situations. With what’s going on in the current climate, it’s horrible.

You don’t take it seriously sometimes until it slaps you in the face, and last Wednesday it slapped me right in the face. My deepest sympathies go out to absolutely everybody who has been affected by everything that’s going on in the world, but I’ve got to think about me now and if I’m going out, I’m going out swinging. All I’ve ever wanted when I was here in WWE is a chance to compete in the ring and be the star I know I am. I’ve felt like there was always an obstacle to overcome, whether it was knocking on Vince’s door and six other people being there trying to knock on that door first. Whether it was who I’ve got to ask, what I’ve got to do, just to try and see if anybody would look at me and go ‘that guy’s got something.’”

Maverick revealed the NXT crew had been following him around for the past two weeks to document his in-ring return, and while he was fired during that time he added that “this is the story now” and said it’s very relatable.

“I’m going to stick it to them and tell the person that made this decision that you were wrong. I’m going to do it the professional way, I’m going to do it the right way. I’m not going to whine, I’m not going to complain. I’m just going to go out there and I’m going to show ‘em.”

When asked by the panel what happens if he loses and things don’t work out in his favor, Maverick was blunt and said losing is not an option, so he has to win the title to save his job.

“There’s no losing. I have to win, and I will win.”

Maverick will face off with Jake Atlas in a Group A match on tonight’s episode of NXT.

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