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From the WWE Rumor Mill: WWE veteran reveals the possible reason why WWE changed Rockstar Spud's name

Drake Maverick is the new GM of 205 Live
Drake Maverick is the new GM of 205 Live
Soumik Datta
Modified 03 Feb 2018

What’s the story?

Former ECW World Heavyweight Champion Taz recently gave his thoughts on why WWE decided to change Rockstar Spud’s name, following his recent debut on WWE’s 205 Live Cruiserweight Division.

In case you didn’t know…

After months of speculation, former two-time TNA X-Division Champion Rockstar Spud finally made his WWE debut, when SmackDown General Manager Daniel Bryan announced Spud as the new General Manager for 205 Live.

However, following Spud’s debut in WWE, the WWE creative team has already decided to drop the “Rockstar Spud” denomination and have changed Spud’s gimmick name to Drake Maverick instead.

The heart of the matter

According to Taz, he believes that the specific reason why WWE decided to drop the “Rockstar” title is that, current SmackDown Live superstar Shinsuke Nakamura is already being referred as the “Rockstar” in the WWE. On the other hand, Taz also mentioned the fact NXT’s newest signee and Drake Maverick’s former TNA associate Ethan Carter III has been allowed to stick to his EC3 alias ever since making the transition to WWE.

Additionally, Taz also praised Drake Maverick by stating he entirely loves Maverick in his new role as the General Manager on 205 Live and also believes that the 35-year-old is great on the mic and can cut some great promos.

Lastly, Taz also claimed that Vince McMahon will definitely love and will turn out to be a fan of Drake Maverick.

What’s next?


Following Maverick’s recent WWE debut, his main focus will be to take 205 Live to new heights and completely change the landscape of the WWE Cruiserweight Division. Furthermore, Maverick has also made the first big announcement following his debut, when he confirmed last week that WWE is all set to host a 16-man Cruiserweight Championship tournament which will culminate at WrestleMania 34 in New Orleans later this year.

Author’s take

I think the Drake Maverick name is indeed a very cool title which totally suits Rockstar Spud in his new role as the GM of 205 Live.

Published 03 Feb 2018, 16:31 IST
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