WWE has brought back several former superstars over the years for non-wrestling roles whether it be as coaches or announcers.
Maven, WWE Tough Enough season one winner, could’ve been one of those wrestlers to make a return to the company as he claimed during an appearance on That ’90s Wrestling Podcast that he had a meeting with Triple H and Matt Bloom, WWE Performance Center head coach.
It happened in March 2020 about potentially coming back as an announcer. However, the COVID-19 pandemic shut the world down and he was not brought back.
“Before the world was shut down before the pandemic, I actually traveled to Orlando and met with Hunter (Triple H) and with Albert (Matt Bloom) who is running the developmental down there now. And I was talking to them about maybe doing some announcing stuff. I did that, and I went there, on March 11 of 2020. And if you remember, in America that’s the day America shut down. So, I never want to turn my back or say, ‘No or it’ll never happen’. Because I don’t know.”
He noted that he will always have wrestling in his blood and still has wrestling-related dreams. Maven added that he would definitely entertain any opportunity to be back in wrestling in any capacity.
Maven worked for the company from 2001-2005. During his run with the company, many people thought he would be the next big star as The Undertaker put him over once when he eliminated “The Deadman” in the 2002 Royal Rumble match. You can watch the full interview here:
H/T to eWrestlingNews.com for the transcript