[Maven Gallery]
[Tough Enough Gallery]
Wrestler: Maven
Real Name: Maven Huffman
Birthday: 11/26/77
Hometown: Chantilly, Virginia
Marital Status:
Height & Weight: 6'2" - 220 lbs
Trained by: Al Snow
Debut: October 4, 2001 - Smackdown
Previous Gimmicks: None
Finishing Move: Missile Dropkick
Halo DDT
Favorite Moves: Reverse Russian Leg Sweep
The Drop Kick
The Crossbody
Notable Feuds: Tazz
The Undertaker
Christopher Nowinski
Al Snow
Eugene Dinsmore
Shelton Benjamin

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Tough Enough Reunion

  • 2001 WWF Tough Enough Champion;
  • WWF Hardcore title;

  • Maven was the first WWF Tough Enough Male Champion..
  • October 4, 2001 - Smackdown! - Maven wrestles his first official match, facing one of his trainers, Tazz. Tazz beats Maven by making him tap out. After the match, Tazz helps maven up and raises his arm, but clotheslines him.
  • October 11, 2001 - Smackdown! - Maven challanges Tazz for a rematch. But loses again by submission. Tazz tries to help Maven to his feet after the match, but Maven clotheslines Tazz this time.
  • October 18, 2001 - Smackdown! - For the third week in a row, Maven challanged Tazz to a match. This time Tough Enough Female champion, Nidia, accompanied Maven to the ring. During the match, Tazz went for the cover, and Nidia reached in and pulled Tazz off of Maven, Tazz directed his attention towards Nidia, which allowed Maven to recover and put Tazz in the Small Package for the 1-2-3, picking up his first EVER win in the WWF.
  • December 2001 - Maven is challanged by Booker T.. Booker anialates Maven in what can be called a lesson in "ass-whoopin'"..
  • Royal Rumble 2002 - Maven participates in the Royal Rumble match, and actually MANAGES to eliminate the Undertaker, who takes out his frustrations on the Tough Enough winner, dragging him to the Hot Dog area and busting Maven open in the process..
  • February 7, 2002 - Smackdown! - Maven defeats The Undertaker for the Hardcore title, with help from The Rock!
  • February 28, 2002 - Smackdown! - While recieving medical attention, Maven was defeated by Goldust for the WWF Hardcore Title.
  • March 14, 2002 - Smackdown!: Maven recaptures the WWF hardcore title defeating his mentor, Al Snow..
  • Maven pulls double-duty working for WWF and HWA at the same time.. Maven teams with Rico Constantino in HWA.
  • Wrestlemania X-8 - Toronto Skydome: Maven walks into Wrestlemania with the Hardcore Title, but is defeated by Spike Dudley, who later is defeated by Hurricane, who is defeated by Molly, who is defeated by Christian, who is defeated by Maven, all due to the 24/7 Hardcore Title rule..
  • March 25, 2002 - RAW: Drafted by Vince McMahon for the WWF Smackdown! Brand.. #10
  • April 4, 2002 - Smackdown!: As a punishment for loses the WWF Hardcore Title, Vince McMahon sends Hardcore Holly after Maven.. Maven gets his arse-whooped!
  • April 11, 2002 - Smackdown!: Maven & Al Snow defeat WWF Tag Champs Billy & Chuck in a non-title match.. Maven & Snow are granted a title shot at Backlash!
  • May 23, 2002 - Smackdown!: Maven & Edge defeat Christian & Kurt Angle..
  • May 30, 2002 - Smackdown!: Maven is beaten by Christian when Tajiri interfers.. During the match Maven suffered a broken fibula... Will be out of action for six weeks..
  • September 20, 2002 - Ross Report: Maven is about 3 weeks away from being back in action and will go to OVW..
  • Maven hopes to be released from doctor's care for his ankle around Oct. 22..
  • November 25, 2002 - RAW: Chris Nowinski claims Maven only won Tough Enough because of his 'sick' mother..
  • ~~~Maven jumps on Nowinski, who beats on Maven before their match even begins leaving him laying..
  • December 9, 2002 - RAW: DLo Brown & Chris Nowinski defeat Maven & Al Snow..
  • December 16, 2002 - RAW: Maven is beaten by Chris Nowinski (the man he defeated in Tough Enough!)..
  • December 23, 2002 - RAW: Hurricane defeats Chris Nowinski with help from Maven..
  • March 10, 2003 - RAW: Triple H (World Champion) defeats "poor" Maven to a pulp..
  • June 23, 2003 - RAW: Maven pins Chris Nowinski (now managed by Theodore Long) in less than 20 seconds!
  • September 1, 2003 - RAW: Bill Goldberg / Maven / Shawn Michaels beat Triple H / Ric Flair / Randy Orton..
  • October 13, 2003 - RAW: Maven pinned Rico, then Ric Flair ran to the ring and brutally attacked Maven with his crutch!!
  • October 20, 2003 - RAW: Ric Flair defeated Maven with a quick rollup and a hand full of tights..
  • December 14, 2003 - Armageddon: Matt Hardy defeated Maven after Batista demolished Maven during the pre-match entry..
  • January 5, 2004: Maven has taken a temporary leave of absence from WWE due to the worsening health of his aunt, who raised him..
  • February 12, 2004: Maven's mother (actually his aunt), Sherma Huffman, passes away following a long battle with cancer..

    World Wrestling Entertainment:
  • June 13, 2004 - Bad Blood: Batista squashed Maven in a match shown live on Sunday Night Heat..
  • June 14, 2004 - RAW: Maven defeated Joey Matthews in a match taped for SUNDAY NIGHT HEAT..
  • July 4, 2004 - Live Event: Maven defeated Val Venis after pulling the "fake injury/sympathy shot" routine..
  • July 11, 2004 - Vengeance: Tyson Tomko w/Trish Stratus defeated Val Venis w/Nidia in a match shown live on Heat..
  • ~~~After the match, Tyson Tomko threatened Nidia, but Mavan showed up to make the save!
  • July 12, 2003 - RAW: Travis Tomko w/Trish Stratus defeated Maven w/Nidia..
  • July 26, 2004 - RAW: Maven puts a good effort in during the #1 Contenders Battle Royal, making it to the Final Five..
  • September 12, 2004 - Unforgiven: Maven defeated Rodney Mack w/Jazz in a match shown on Sunday Night HEAT..
  • September 20, 2004 - RAW: Maven defeated Sylvain Grenier w/Rob Conway and looks to be getting pushed again..
  • October 18, 2004 - RAW: Rob Conway w/Sylvain Grenier defeated Maven in a match taped for HEAT..
  • October 25, 2004 - RAW: Maven slapped Batista in the face backstage, resulting in a match where Maven pinned Batista!!
  • November 1, 2004 - RAW: Randy Orton & Chris Jericho & Maven defeated Evolution (Ric Flair & Batista)..
  • November 14, 2004 - Survivor Series: Orton/Benoit/Jericho/Maven beat HHH/Batista/Edge/Snitsky (to win control of RAW)..
  • ~~~Randy Orton & Chris Benoit & Chris Jericho & Maven defeated Triple H & Batista & Edge & Gene Snitsky..
  • November 15, 2004 - RAW: Triple H defeated Maven (GM for the night) to retain the World Heavyweight title..
  • November 22, 2004 - RAW: Gene Snitsky demolished Maven..

    World Wrestling Entertainment - The Heel:
  • November 29, 2004 - RAW: Maven turned heel and attacked Eugene for eliminating him from a Battle Royal held earlier..
  • December 6, 2004 - RAW: Eugene Dinsmore beat Maven by DQ when Maven wouldn't release a chokehold on Eugene..
  • December 13, 2004 - RAW: Maven & Christian & Tomko beat Regal & Eugene & Shelton Benjamin (Maven pinned Shelton)..
  • December 27, 2004 - RAW: Randy Orton defeated Maven in a "Beat The Clock" match in 6:14..
  • January 9, 2005 - New Year's Revolution: Shelton Benjamin defeated Maven in two straight falls to retain the IC title..
  • January 10, 2005 - RAW: Shelton Benjamin defeated Maven in a Royal Rumble Qualifying match..
  • January 17, 2005 - RAW: La Resistance & Maven beat Shelton Benjamin & The Hurricane & Rosey..
  • January 24, 2005 - RAW: Kane defeated Gene Snitsky and Maven in a 3-WAY Royal Rumble Qualifying match..
  • January 30, 2005 - Royal Rumble: Maven defeated Rhyno in a match shown on Sunday Night Heat..
  • March 7, 2005 - RAW: William Regal & Tajiri defeated Simon Dean & Maven to retain the Tag Team titles (taped for HEAT)..
  • March 14, 2005 - RAW: Maven & Molly Holly defeated Val Venis & Victoria in a match taped for HEAT..
  • March 21, 2005 - RAW: William Regal & Tajiri & Christy Hemme w/Lita defeated Maven & Simon Dean & Molly Holly..
  • March 28, 2005 - RAW: William Regal & Tajiri beat La Resistance and Maven/Simon Dean in a 3-WAY to retain the tag team titles..
  • April 4, 2005 - RAW: Simon Dean & Maven did a live infomercial which was interrupted by Stone Cold Steve Austin!!!
  • May 1, 2005 - Backlash: The Heart Throbs participated in a Gauntlet Match for Regal & Tajiri's Tag Team titles..
  • ~~~Regal/Tajiri b Romeo/Antonio, Regal/Tajiri b Dean/Maven, La Resistance b Regal/Tajiri, SuperHeros b La Resistance!
  • May 16, 2005 - RAW: The SuperHeros (Hurricane & Rosey w/Stacy) beat Simon Dean & Maven to retain the Tag Team titles..
  • May 30, 2005 - RAW: Lance Storm defeated Maven in a match taped for SUNDAY NIGHT HEAT!
  • June 6, 2005 - RAW: Maven took part in the losing end of the anti-ECW Crusaders vs ECW brawl to end the show..
  • June 12, 2005 - ECW One Night Stand: Maven sat in the balcony as part of an anti-ECW crusade led by Eric Bischoff..
  • ~~~Bischoff's boys were shocked when Steve Austin showed up after the main event to throw a beer bash in honor of ECW..
  • ~~~Steve Austin, surrounded by ECW, challenegd the anti-ECW crusaders sitting in the balcony to come to the right for a fight!
  • ~~~The anti-ECW crusaders came down and squared off with ECW in a huge brawl which ended with ECW standing TALL!!
  • June 13, 2005 - RAW: Viscera w/Lillian Garcia defeated/squashed Maven..
  • July 5, 2005: Maven was released from his WWE contract along with a dozen or so others..

    In The Meantime:
  • November 19, 2005--NWA Cyberspace: Slyck Wagner Brown defeated Maven by Disqualication..
  • February 10, 2006--UWF: Jeff Jarrett & Maven (home town wrestler but playing heel) beat Team 3-D (Brothers Ray & Devon)..
  • March 2006: Maven Huffman began appearing on the reality Television show "The Surreal Life" on VH1..
  • March 31, 2006--TNA House Show (UWF): Jeff Hardy & Kip James defeated Jeff Jarrett & Maven Huffman ...
  • April 1, 2006--TNA House Show (UWF): Kip Young defeated Maven Huffman..
  • April 14, 2006--TNA House Show (UWF): Maven & Jacqueline Moore defeated Jeff Hardy & Amber O'Neal in a Mixed Tag match..
  • April 15, 2006--TNA House Show (UWF): Team 3-D (Brothers Ray & Devon) defeated Matt Bentley & Maven Huffman..
  • July 31, 2006 - RAW: Maven was spotted backstage (not on air) and sparked rumors of a possible WWE return..
  • February 2, 2007--Hermie Sadler's UWF: Maven Huffman defeated D-Lo Brown in Wilson, North Carolina..
  • February 3, 2007--Hermie Sadler's UWF: Maven Huffman w/April Hunter defeated D-Lo Brown in Wilmington, North Carolina..