WWE 205 Live General Manager Drake Maverick talked about several topics including his mindset as the GM of the 205 Live brand in an interview with Edge and Christian for the E&C Pod Of Awesomeness.
If you recall, after a successful run in Impact Wrestling, he signed with the WWE and was placed as the GM of the cruiserweight show in January of this year. He stated in this interview that he tries to sell the guys to the audience and that there’s no negativity in any of these stars as they are all amazing. He pointed out how a guy like Mustafa Ali has stepped up like nobody’s business as a babyface and is a great seller. He would add that Ali cuts his promos and saying he wants to live a life that people follow to the point where it’s endearing.
He would continue by stating that someone like Buddy Murphy has a chip on his shoulder and waited for his turn after a run in NXT. He noted that every match that WWE fans are raving about, it usually involves Murphy.
“How do you stand out when you’re all amazing athletes? Because we’re 205 Live, we haven’t got the big guy, everyone’s about the same size in the division. It’s that way of standing out.” He continued by stating that they just throw everything at the wall and see what sticks. If it doesn’t then they don’t worry about it as there is no problem with failing but rather the worst that can happen is you say that you tried and go again.