Drake Maverick On Returning To The Ring, William Regal Taking Over The Cruiserweight Division
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Drake Maverick is returning to in-ring action. He’s a participant in the tournament to crown an Interim NXT Cruiserweight Champion. The former WWE 24/7 Champion took to his Twitter account to comment on this development. He also announced that William Regal will be taking over as the head of the cruiserweight division.
“After competing in a match with Mike Kanellis on 205 Live, I vowed that I would never, ever step into a WWE ring again,” said Maverick. “But I got the hunger, i got the bug. I felt the WWE Universe when I was out there and there’s no other feeling like it. If you’ve ever stepped into a ring, you’ll know. There’s no other feeling like it. And, since then, I’ve been knocking on the doors about being an in-ring competitor, and that wasn’t working out for me. And it was making me really, really doubt myself. And I want to thank Mr. Regal for taking over the duties with the cruiserweight division, as well as being the NXT general manager, and to thank him publicly for this amazing, amazing opportunity. There’s a lot of hunger in here that I don’t think I’ve been able to express, or show the WWE Universe and I’m not taking this opportunity lightly. And that’s all it is. It’s an opportunity. But I’m not coming here underconfident. I’m not entering the tournament with anything on my mind but being a winner. I’m gonna be the Interim Cruiserweight Champion.”
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— Drake Maverick (@WWEMaverick) April 12, 2020