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Veteran’s WWE Return Was Canceled Due To The COVID-19 Pandemic

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During a video on his YouTube channel, Maven revealed that he was on his way back to WWE as a Commentator, but the COVID-19 pandemic ruined those plans.

Here’s what the Tough Enough winner said about preparing for this new role:

“Tom (Phillips) took me back into a room where they had several monitors set up. What they do with these monitors is they practice, they get themselves ready for live television and they get themselves ready by calling old matches. And that’s what we were going to do that day.

He knew I was buddies with Matt Cardona so he actually pulled one of Matt’s and Brian’s old tag matches out just to help aid me with my comfort level. So we then spend the next few hours just calling different matches and he’s guiding me.

They say ‘Maven if you were given the opportunity to accept a job but we told you you had to move here and it would take you 6 to 12 months coming to this facility and just working by the monitors and just learning different matches, is that something that you’re willing to do at this level and at this age?

And I said ‘Absolutely! I’ll start packing tonight! Tell me when I’ll move here as soon as possible!’”

However, plans for his return got canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic:

“Within a month the entire world was on lockdown. WWE programming would stop. Live Events, they would only do studio shows in that location. Studio shows that only required a few announcers. Announcers they already had.”

Maven’s most famous moment in WWE was eliminating The Undertaker from the 2002 Royal Rumble match!

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