— WWE (@WWE) January 31, 2018
This week WWE defined the future of its cruiserweight division under a new mandate. During this week’s edition of the 205 Live program, Drake Maverick, previously known as Rockstar Spud, was introduced as the show’s new general manager.
The announcement was made by Daniel Bryan, general manager of the SmackDown brand. Under promises of bringing more action to the division and the show, as well as ensuring that he has worked all his life to get to WWE, Maverick made his debut at the company, where he soon announced a tournament to crown a new Cruiserweight champion, which started on the same show and saw the addition of English wrestler Tyler Bate, first UK WWE champion, to the division.
Maverick is an English fighter best known for his work at Impact Wrestling under his old name. In recent months he had handled the possibility of seeing him joining the division of less than 205 pounds, but with the announcement of the creation of the figure of the general manager of 205 Live and the dismissal of the now ex-champion Enzo Amore, the circumstances were aligned for the arrival of Maverick as authority figure of cruiserweights.