WWE star Drake Maverick has opened up about deliberately wetting himself to impress Vince McMahon.
At the 2018 Survivor Series PPV, Maverick was involved in the match between Raw tag team champions Akam and Rezar (Authors of Pain) and SmackDown tag team champions Sheamus and Cesaro (The Bar), accompanying the Raw team to the ring.
Sheamus and Cesaro meanwhile, were accompanied by the Big Show.
At one point the 'Seven Foot Giant' grabbed Maverick by the throat, only for the 38-year-old to pee his pants. The distraction allowed Akam and Rezar to capitalise and pick up the win for Raw.
It was assumed Maverick, whose real name is James Curtin, had used a device to make it look like he'd wet himself, but speaking to former wrestler D'Von Dudley on his Table Talk podcast, made the startling admission that the act was very much real.
“Usually you go over to Vince and Hunter (Triple H) and you give them a handshake and thank them for allowing you to do business and everything like that," he explained.
“But, on that day, I was excused from the handshake as it was covered (with urine).
"It’s a story for the ages. I’ll be looked back on as the guy that peed himself and some people will call it pathetic. Me, I saw that as an opportunity to show my boss I will do absolutely anything to get the job done, so, there you go.”
McMahon, 76, is notoriously difficult to please but Maverick, who joined WWE in 2017 after a five-year stint at TNA, said his behaviour was in-keeping with his character and provoked crowd reaction.
“I know this isn’t James actually peeing his pants. This is Drake Maverick peeing his pants, and so when that’s presented to you, some people will be like, ‘Oh God, that’s gonna make you look so pathetic.’ ‘I know, it’s perfect, right? I’m a beggar.
“How much more pathetic can you be surrounded by two enormous men to do your fighting for you, then peeing your pants at the first sight of danger? It’s pathetic. So why would anybody cheer me? They boo me and they react.
"After I peed my pants, we go out there and they’re chanting, ‘A-O-Pee-Pee’. There’s reaction there, which is important for our business - getting them (the crowd) to care enough to open their mouths and say something.”Read More Read More