Drake Maverick shares an inspiring message on social media after release from WWE

Written by Doug Rush

Drake Maverick shares an inspiring message on social media after release from WWE.

On Thursday, Drake Maverick was one of the several wrestlers by WWE who were given their release due to budget cuts.

This was the second time Maverick was released in a year for the same reason. Last year, the outcry from the wrestling community wanted Maverick to stay in WWE after they cut him following an emotional message he posted on social media. That lead to Triple H signing him to NXT, which is where he was for most of his stint until last month, when he was drafted to Raw before his second release.

His message to the wrestling community and to the world after his current release was much more different, and this time, even more inspiring.

If that doesn’t give you goosebumps, nothing else will. Let’s hope he lands somewhere else and continue his career as a professional wrestler.

As far as the reaction went to his video, here are a few of past and present WWE wrestler reactions:

About the author

Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.

In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.

After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.

In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.

Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.