Drake Maverick Manages EC3 In SmackDown LIVE Dark Match, Watch Rusev and Lana’s Snickers Commercial


— EC3 could have a new manager in Drake Maverick.

Before WWE’s post-WrestleMania 35 episode of SmackDown LIVE got underway last night, Maverick accompanied EC3 for a dark match against Harper.


Harper scored the win.

EC3 and Maverick have past history from their time in IMPACT Wrestling — EC3 was known as Ethan Carter III (EC3) whereas Maverick went under the name Rockstar Spud. They were both allies and rivals during their time together in the promotion (mostly from 2014 to 2016). They’re also longtime friends.

Former IMPACT Wrestling Dixie Carter reacted to the pairing in this tweet.


EC3 should finally get assigned to a brand in next week’s Superstar Shake-up. Maverick is the General Manager of 205 Live and manager of AOP on Raw. Akam, however, has been out of action since January due to a knee injury. Maverick has accompanied Rezar for matches on WWE Main Event since then.

— In this new Snickers commercial, Rusev’s behavior on date night fails to impress Lana.