Former WWE Tough Enough winner Maven Huffman returning to the ring in New Jersey this weekend

By Wade Keller, PWTorch editor

Maven Huffman


Former WWE Tough Enough champion Maven returns to the ring this Friday in Totowa, N.J. on ISPW’s 25th Anniversary Show. Sgt. Slaughter and Crowbar will also be at the event. Below is the full press release.

Maven won the inaugural season of the WWE reality competition show “Tough Enough.” He and Nidia Guenard were co-winners. He wrestled his first official match on the Oct. 4 episode of WWE Smackdown, losing to one of his trainers, Taz. He also received a WWF Title match against Chris Jericho on the Jan. 28, 2002 episode of Raw.

Maven was released by WWE in 2005. He has since worked indy shows sporadically including a few matches in 2015-2016. He said in a recent YouTube video on his channel that he was told he wasn’t showing enough dedication to improving his in-ring work. He said he has to own that, but he’ll be forever grateful for his time in WWE.

The following is the full press release with details on the event


Former WWE Tough Enough Champion Maven will return to the ring this Friday night in Totowa, NJ at the Totowa PAL when he takes on ISPW Ring Announcer Rich Reed in a Tuxedo Match! Maven has been bullying Reed for well over the last year and finally Reed has had enough.

Independent Superstars of Professional Wrestling celebrates its 25th Anniversary this Friday, September 29th at the Totowa PAL in Totowa, NJ headlined by a special guest appearances by WWE Hall of Famer Sgt. Slaughter & Marty Jannetty. The main event will be for the ISPW Heavyweight Title when Richard Holliday (w/ Dave LaGreca) defends against former ISPW Heavyweight Champion “The Superstar” Danny Morrison.

In other action at ISPW25: The 25th Anniversary Show on 9/29: Bull James takes on Afa Jr in a Dog Collar Match, Crowbar will reunite with his original manager The Master when he challenges Rey Calitri for the ISPW Tri-State Title, Lance Anoa’i takes on Justin Corino, Vicious Vicki defends the ISPW Women’s Title against Gabby Ortiz, The Now & TJ Epixx takes on All Purpose & Michael Mars in 6 Man Tag Team Action, Shawn Donavan takes on “The Phoenix” GKM, Leo Sparrow vs. Joey Ace, The Winner’s Circle with “The Winner” Andy Vineberg, and HC Loc gets inducted into the ISPW Hall of Fame. Plus guest appearances by several original ISPW wrestlers including Ace Darling, Judas Young, and JR Ryder. Tickets are available now at

90s Wrestling Con takes place the following day on Saturday, September 30th at the Rockaway Townsquare Mall in Rockaway, NJ. VIP Admission opens at 10AM and General Admission opens at 11AM featuring Kevin Nash, Team 3D, Lex Luger, Scott Steiner, Sgt. Slaughter, Afa The Wild Samoan, and tons more. For info and tickets visit

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