During his latest YouTube video, former WWE Superstar Maven discussed whether he was ever allowed to use props or weapons without prior approval. He said,
“You’re not going to just grab a trash can lid, grab a chair, grab something without having it pre-approved by your agent. We’re also out there in the spur of the moment and we’re reacting. For every action, Newton says, there is a reaction and sometimes that reaction includes props.
“Here’s an example. When I first started my career, I was at HWA, the developmental for WWE, Heartland Wrestling Association, and I was wrestling a guy named Justin Credible. Our match spilled to the outside and while we were wrestling along the ring apron, Justin reached up and grabbed and hit me with a water bottle. Water went everywhere!
“Obviously, we had no clue we were gonna get down to the floor and get this water bottle, but did we get in trouble for it backstage? Absolutely not. That doesn’t mean you’re going to just take it upon yourself to open up and pull out trash can lids or anything like that. Never going to happen. We definitely want to get approval on props, but we don’t want to not do something that comes to us if it’s going to make the match better.”
Maven had to use plenty of props and weapons during his time as Hardcore Champion. He held the title three times with his first win coming against The Undertaker.
Former WWE Superstar Maven recently discussed the use of props and weapons in professional wrestling during one of his YouTube videos. Maven shed light on the process of obtaining approval for using props and emphasized the importance of enhancing the match while ensuring safety.
In the video, Maven explained that wrestlers cannot simply grab any prop or weapon without prior approval from their agent. The spontaneity of the matches often leads to impromptu reactions, and sometimes these reactions involve props. However, wrestlers must always seek approval before incorporating any objects into their performances.
Maven shared an anecdote from his early career in the Heartland Wrestling Association (HWA), WWE’s developmental territory. He recalled a match against Justin Credible where they ended up outside the ring. During their brawl along the ring apron, Justin grabbed a water bottle and struck Maven with it, causing water to splash everywhere. Maven revealed that neither he nor Justin had planned for this moment, but they did not face any consequences backstage for the unplanned use of the water bottle.
However, Maven made it clear that wrestlers cannot take it upon themselves to introduce props or weapons without approval. The safety of all performers is paramount, and using objects without proper authorization can lead to injuries or accidents. Therefore, wrestlers must always seek permission before incorporating props into their matches.
Maven’s own experience as Hardcore Champion required him to utilize various props and weapons. Throughout his career, he held the Hardcore Championship three times, with his first victory coming against the legendary Undertaker. This title was known for its hardcore and extreme nature, allowing wrestlers to use a wide range of props and weapons during their matches.
To further explore the topic, Maven shared a YouTube video titled “Rules WWE Wrestlers CANNOT Break.” In this video, he delves deeper into the rules and regulations that wrestlers must adhere to in order to maintain safety and professionalism in the ring.
In conclusion, Maven’s insights shed light on the process of using props and weapons in professional wrestling. While spontaneity and improvisation are integral to the sport, wrestlers must always seek approval before incorporating any objects into their matches. Safety remains a top priority, and unauthorized use of props or weapons can lead to injuries. Maven’s own experiences as Hardcore Champion highlight the importance of responsible and approved use of props to enhance the overall match experience.