In a striking development, former WWE superstars Mace and Mansoor made their much-anticipated post-WWE debut this weekend, marking a new chapter in their wrestling careers. The event that witnessed this significant appearance was the DPW 2nd Anniversary show, hosted at the Durham Convention Center in Durham, North Carolina on Sunday, December 10.
This appearance comes after their release from WWE earlier this year, a move that was part of a larger restructuring following the merger of WWE and UFC. Their exit was alongside other notable wrestlers such as Mustafa Ali, Dolph Ziggler (now known as Nic Nemeth), Emma, Shelton Benjamin, Top Dolla, Elias, Dana Brooke, and hanky.
New Beginnings Unveiled
The duo, known for their participation in the Maximum Male Models faction in WWE, has already been making waves in the wrestling community. Mace, in a statement on X, highlighted the end of their non-compete clause with WWE, which usually lasts 90 days, by remarking, "81 was enough." This comment underscores their eagerness to return to the ring and reconnect with their fan base.
Originally, Mace and Mansoor's non-compete clause with WWE was set to expire on December 20. However, their early appearance at the DPW event signals a fresh start in the indie wrestling scene.
Fans can expect to see more of them as they have been announced for the Effy's Big Gay Brunch 8 event scheduled for January 27. The Maximum Male Models faction, which also included LA Knight and Maxxine Dupri, did not achieve significant success on the main roster and was disbanded earlier this year.
This disbandment, however, has not deterred Mace and Mansoor, who are now exploring new opportunities and challenges in the independent circuit. In related news, Nic Nemeth, formerly known as Dolph Ziggler in WWE, is gearing up for his first post-WWE match.
He will be showcasing his wrestling prowess at a World Wrestling Council event in January, where he is set to face Ray Gonzalez. This weekend's event marks a pivotal moment for Mace and Mansoor, as they embark on a journey beyond the realms of WWE, promising their fans an exciting and dynamic future in the world of professional wrestling.