TMZ.com passed this along.
If you wanna buy the trophy that launched a wannabe pro-wrestler into a mediocre career with the WWE … you’re outta luck … ’cause it just sold at a storage auction … TMZ has learned.
The wrestler in question is Maven Huffman – who famously won the inaugural WWE reality competition “Tough Enough” in 2001 – scoring himself a corny gold trophy … and a contract with Vince McMahon’s sports entertainment biz.
When Maven’s career fell apart, the trophy ended up in a storage unit in Virginia … until he stopped paying the bill. The contents of the unit went up for auction earlier this month (a la “Storage Wars”) and sold for less than they were worth.
When the dude who bought the unit discovered the trophy, we’re told he immediately reached out to Maven to try and return it … but didn’t hear back. So, naturally, he turned to eBay and sold it to a dedicated wrestling fan in Northern California for a cool $600.
TMZ spoke to Maven … who admits he’s bummed about the situation … but hopes the new owner of his trophy “cherishes [it] as much as I did.”