Maven has talked openly about how much he loved his WWE career while adding that he did take steroids during his career.
Wrestling fans know Maven Huffman (who was just known as “Maven” in his WWE career) as the first winner of the Tough Enough reality show in 2001. During the season, he was clearly set up for stardom due to his look, athleticism and promo ability.
After making his WWE main roster debut in 2001, perhaps before he was ready to perform at that level, the Virginia native had the biggest moment of his career shortly after.
In the 2002 Royal Rumble match, Maven had one of the biggest upset eliminations of all time. After The Undertaker was dealing with The Hardy Boyz, the Tough Enough rookie hit the former WWE Champion Undertaker with a dropkick that sent him over the top to the floor. It led to a huge reaction from the crowd. The Undertaker kicked Maven’s ass after that, but the elimination has stood the test of time and is fondly remembered by fans even 20 years after it happened.
The photo at the top of this story is from the 2003 Royal Rumble when Maven, now a heel, tried to eliminate The Undertaker again and he thought he did it. However, The Undertaker managed to save himself. That would lead to Undertaker eliminating the cocky bald-headed superstar after that.
Maven was a guest on the Monte & The Pharaoh show talking about how he loved his time in WWE.
“I loved everything about it. the good, the bad, the ups, the downs. I’m not going to lie, the money.”
As he continued, Maven said he was not sorry for using steroids and admits he wishes he took them more.
“I’m the one wrestler, I’m going to be perfectly honest, whether you like or dislike my answer. I hate it when guys talk about, ‘Did you take steroids?’ and they beat around it. I did them. I did. I’m not sorry for it. I wish I would have taken more. I would have done everything the same. At this point in my life, at 46, there is no one I’m trying to get the approval of. Why lie?”
During his WWE career that lasted four years until July 2005, Maven won WWE’s Hardcore Title three times, which was his only championship to go along with the Tough Enough win.
Now at 46 years old, Maven took part in the Greatest Clusterf**k at Joey Janela’s Spring Break in 2022 and competes for the Figure Wrestling Federation occasionally as well.