Drake Maverick

Drake Maverick

Personal Information

Full Name James Michael Curtin
Date of Birth January 30, 1983
Nationality England
Height 5 ft 4 in
Family Renee Michelle (m. 2019)
Drake Maverick: A Brief Biography

James Michael Curtin is an American professional wrestler. He is best known for his time in WWE. Where he was the General Manager of 205 Live. Also the manager of the faction Authors of Pain (AOP) in the NXT brand. He has also worked in Impact Wrestling.

  1. Personal Life
  2. Professional wrestling career
  3. Championships and accomplishments
  4. Frequently Asked Questions

Personal Life

James Curtin was born on 30 January 1983 in Birmingham, England. He is married to fellow wrestler Renee Michelle. He is also a fan of football sport. James Curtin is a fan of the Everton FC club.

Professional wrestling career

Independent Circuit

Curtin made his pro wrestling debut in the British Independent circuit, winning several championships in promotions like International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom (IPW: UK), One Pro Wrestling (1PW), Revolution Pro Wrestling (RPW), and XWA Wrestling. In 2012, he appeared in the Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA, later Impact Wrestling) program British Boot Camp, winning the competition and being signed to a contract with the promotion.

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA)

In 2012, after winning the British Boot Camp he was recruited by the promotion. And he began working there in the name of Rockstar Spud. He made his official debut in February 2013. In July he entered a tournament to determine the X Division Championship. Unfortunately, he lost his first title shot to Greg Marasciulo. Spud then made his debut in the Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) and had his first title match on the day of his debut. He successfully won the OVW Television Championship by defeating Cliff Compton. Making history by winning the title on the day of the debut. Later he had many successful title defenses before losing to Randy Royal and ending his reign in 59 days. In 2015, Spud had an opportunity to grab the X Division title after winning the Feast or Fired match. In March 2015, Spud defeated Low Ki to win the X Division Championship in a shocking fashion. In June he vacated the title to get a title shot at the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. Rockstar Spud lost the match.

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Curtin left Impact in October 2017 and signed a contract with WWE that same month. He would be named as the on-screen manager of 205 live, the brand created by WWE for their cruiserweight division (205 lbs. and under). He announced a 16-man WWE Cruiserweight Championship Tournament. In September 2018, He served for a brief time as the manager of AOP on RAW. He led the faction to win their first RAW Tag Team titles after defeating Seth Rollins on the November 5th episode of RAW.

Source - WWE

In 2019, he was not having much on-screen time. And he was in instances shown in the 24/7 Championship segment. And becoming an eight-time 24/7 Champion. He was released from the company in April 2020 due to budget cuts. Following his release, WWE still had Curtin compete in the multi-month Interim Cruiserweight Championship tournament. After losing the finals, he was given a new WWE contract and joined the NXT brand. In 2020, he became more active as an in-ring competitor after joining NXT. Maverick and Dain participated in the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic. The team then earned an opportunity for the NXT Tag Team Championship after defeating Breezango. They lost the match and were attacked by Imperium. In June, he was drafted to RAW as a result of the 2021 draft. On November 18, Maverick was released from his WWE contract.

Source - Newsweek

Championships and accomplishments

  1. Anti-Watershed Wrestling
  2. AWW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)

  1. British Real Attitude Wrestling League
  2. BRAWL Cruiserweight Championship (1 time)

  1. Future Championship Wrestling
  2. FCW Tag Team Championship (1 time)

  1. Infinity Pro Wrestling
  2. Infinity Trophy (1 time)

  1. International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom
  2. IPW: UK Cruiserweight Championship (1 time)
  3. IPW: UK Tag Team Championship (1 time)
  4. Extreme Measures Tournament (2005)

  1. K-Star Wrestling
  2. KSW Commonwealth Championship (1 time)

  1. Ohio Valley Wrestling
  2. OVW Television Championship (1 time)

  1. One Pro Wrestling
  2. 1PW Tag Team Championship (1 time)
  3. 1PW Openweight Championship (1 time)

  1. Revolution British Wrestling
  2. RBW British Welterweight Championship (1 time)

  1. Revolution Pro Wrestling
  2. RPW British Cruiserweight Championship (1 time)
  3. Undisputed British Cruiserweight Championship (1 time)

  1. River City Wrestling
  2. RCW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)

  1. SAS Wrestling
  2. SAS United Kingdom Championship (2 times)
  3. SAS United Kingdom Title Tournament.

  1. Southside Wrestling Entertainment
  2. SWE Heavyweight Championship (1 time)

  1. Tri-County Association Pro Wrestling
  2. TAP Junior Heavyweight Championship (1 time)

  1. Total Nonstop Action Wrestling
  2. TNA X Division Championship (2 times)
  3. TNA World Cup (2015)
  4. Global Impact Tournament ( 2015)

  1. Wrestling Association of Rugby
  2. WAR Heavyweight Championship (1 time)

  1. XWA Wrestling
  2. XWA Flyweight Championship (1 time)
  3. British Heavyweight Championship (1 time)

  1. Xtreme Intense Championship Wrestling
  2. XICW Midwest Heavyweight Championship (1 time)

  1. Other titles
  2. Go4 Championship (1 time)
  3. HCW RumbleMania Winner (1 time)

  1. WWE
  2. WWE 24/7 Championship (8 times)
  3. Bumpy Lifetime Achievement Award (2020)

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. What is the real name of Drake Maverick?

His real name is James Michael Carter.

Q2. Where was Drake Maverick born?

He was born in Birmingham, England.

Q3. What are his nicknames?

Rockstar Spud, Drake Maverick.

Q4. Is Maverick Married?

Yes, Maverick is married to Renee Michelle.

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Last Modified Aug 6, 2022 15:53 IST