All for naught? Back in April, WWE released a ton of wrestlers at the very same time in a rather controversial move. The company had regularly bragged about how much cash they had on hand to make it through the Coronavirus outbreak, but then they hacked their roster anyway, all in the name of cutting costs. Some of the names were more interesting than others, with one in particular being pretty eye catching.

On the day the releases were announced, Drake Maverick released an incredibly emotional video, talking about how wrestling meant the world to him. He was scheduled to take part in a tournament to crown an Interim Cruiserweight Champion and would get to take part in his previously announced matches. Now that those matches are through, we might know what is next for Maverick.

During this week’s NXT, Maverick defeated Kushida in a tournament match, leaving he, Kushida and Jake Atlas in a three way tie on top of Group A with no matches left. As a result, the three will meet in a triple threat match to determine who faces El Hijo de Fantasma for the vacant title at some point in the future. However, we might know the result in advance as is reporting that despite his recent push, Maverick is finishing up with WWE.

Maverick certainly has a story. Check out his emotional promo and WWE’s special look at him:

Opinion: I’m not sure what is going on here but WWE might be making this one of the most emotional stories in a long time. That being said, I can see how some people might not be thrilled with the idea of Maverick’s potential unemployment being used as a storyline given the current economic situation. Maybe what we’re seeing is all legitimate, but it might rub some people the wrong way if it is your run of the mill storyline. I’ve enjoyed it, though I can easily see the other side as well.

What do you think will happen with Maverick? Should WWE keep him around? Let us know in the comments below.

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