A number of WWE stars were released from the company back in April when it was revealed that Vince McMahon’s global conglomerate was forced to make some budget cuts following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Amongst these names was former 205 Live General Manager Drake Maverick, who went on to release an emotional video on Twitter that went viral.
Maverick was already part of the NXT Cruiserweight Championship tournament at the time and was asked if he wanted to continue, before being able to create an intriguing storyline that led to him being re-signed last night as part of the show.
Maverick’s re-signing has also been welcomed with rumors that WWE is also offering contracts to many other released stars but they are much less than the deals that they were on before they were cut.
Lio Rush was one of the stars who was made surplus to requirements back on April 15th and the Man of the Hour recently reacted to the news by stating that he felt it was a “slap in the face.”
The former NXT star also reacted to Drake Maverick’s re-signing on NXT last night when he Tweeted that it was making a mockery of legitimate firings.