Rockstar Spud

WWE introduced Drake Maverick (former Impact Wrestling star Rockstar Spud) as the new General Manager of 205 Live on Tuesday night on the WWE Network.

Maverick, who was officially introduced by Smackdown General Manager Daniel Bryan, announced a 16-man tournament to crown a new WWE Cruiserweight Champion. He also announced that this 16-man tournament will culminate at WrestleMania 34 this April.

It should be noted that the commentary team did refer to Maverick under his former ring name of Rockstar Spud during his days with TNA/Impact Wrestling. Spud was part of the original TNA British Boot Camp reality series and would later go on to be featured on TNA television for many years. He parted ways with Impact earlier this year.

You can check out a clip of the announcement below courtesy of WWE.


  1. Noticed how the fans were chanting his Rockstar Spud name but booed his Drake Maverick name. For what it’s worth,they did seem a little bit more alive than usual. If WWE doesn’t do anything stupid (like have Drake Maverick insert himself into the tournament after it was over and win the WWE Cruiserweight Championship) it should be a great tournament.

  2. yeah another 10 months and theyll tie raw for the least major title champion appearances. I mean Lesnars made what… 4/5 ppv appearances since he became universal champion

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