Jan 9, 2010 - by Steve Gerweck
Real name: Maven Huffman
Weight: 220 lbs.
Date of birth: November 26, 1977
Hometown: Chantilly, VA
Pro debut: October 4, 2001
Trained by: WWE
Finishing move: Missile Dropkick
- On September 27, 2001, Maven earned a WWF contract by winning the inaugural “Tough Enough” competition.
- Upon winning the “Tough Enough” competition, the WWF assigned Maven to Heartland Wrestling in Cincinnati for development.
- Maven stunned wrestling fans world wide when he eliminated the Undertaker from the 2002 Royal Rumble battle royal.
- On the February 7, 2002 edition of “Smackdown,” Maven defeated the Undertaker to capture the WWE Hardcore title.
- Maven claimed his second WWE Hardcore title on the March 14, 2002 episode of “Smackdown” by defeating Tough Enough trainer Al Snow.
- At Wrestlemania X-8 in Toronto, Maven dropped the Hardcore title, but towards the end of the show, Maven beat Christian to regain the belt.
- At the brand extension draft in March 2002, Vince McMahon selected Maven for the “Smackdown” roster.
- Maven broke his fibula at the May 28, 2002 “Smackdown” television taping, in a match against Christian.
- Maven was named Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s 2002 Rookie of the Year.
- On the January 13, 2003 edition of “Raw,” Maven and Test (with Stacy Keibler in their corner) defeated Chris Nowinski and D’Lo Brown.
- Team Orton (Orton, Benoit, Chris Jerico, and Maven) defeated Team Triple H (Triple H, Batista, Gene Snitsky, and Edge) at the 2004 Survivor Series.
- On July 5, 2005, WWE released Maven.
- In 2006, Maven appeared on VH-1′s “Surreal Life 6.”