TNA’s Rockstar Spud DEBUTS On WWE 205 Live, Now Called DRAKE MAVERICK

TNA’s Rockstar Spud DEBUTS On WWE 205 Live, Now Called DRAKE MAVERICK

After much speculation this past week, with names like Rey Mysterio, Vickie Guerrero, and Jeremy Borash thrown around, Daniel Bryan revealed the identity of the first-ever 205 Live General Manager on last night’s show.

Casually stood on the ramp alongside Bryan at the top of the show was ex-TNA star and BritWres stalwart Rockstar Spud, who has been through the dreaded WWE Creative Services re-brand and will now go under by the moniker Drake Maverick.

Despite the somewhat understated introduction and the 1980s mid-afternoon TV crime fighter-esque name, Maverick managed to make an immediate impact (pardon the pun), delivering a strong opening gambit that set out his stall.

Maverick addressed the Cruiserweight title situation right out of the gate, announcing a 16-man tournament for the vacant strap that would culminate at WrestleMania . . . likely on the pre-show, let’s be honest.

In the first two matches of the tournament, Cedric Alexander downed Gran Metalik and TJP dropped Tyler Bate. If WWE was looking to freshen up the struggling division, I would have flipped both of those results. More of the same is not going to get 205 Live out of the doldrums.

Next week’s show will feature a mouth-watering collision between Hideo Itami and Roderick Strong, and lucha action with Kalisto vs. Lince Dorado. The rest of the bracket has not yet been revealed.

6 years ago by Wrestle Talk


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