Maven is known for being the Tough Enough 1 male winner. He competed and won the competition and signed a contract to become a wrestler. He trained in their minor leagues. He wrestled one match in the WWE and went back. He resurfaced at the Royal Rumble of 2002 and eliminated the Undertaker! This lead to a short feud where Maven won the WWE Hardcore Championship. He then teamed with his former trainer Al Snow and went for, but never won, the Tag Team Titles. He then wrestled singularly again but suffered an injury that has left him out of the WWE for most of the rest of 2002.