Craig Joseph Maurer
Craig Maurer




195 lbs


May 17, 1984 (age 27)


Long Island, New York


Mooresville, North Carolina

Billed from

Long Island, New York

Trained by

FCW, Josh Trudel, Haylie Trudel


October 18, 2010 (FCW) December 7, 2010 (NXT)

Early Life

Craig is the childhood friend of WWE Superstar Josh Trudel, and Josh was the reason why Craig wanted to be a WWE Superstar.

Wrestling Career

Craig was chosen to be a contestant on the fourth season of WWE NXT, where Josh was chosen to be his Pro, and went on a total winning streak, beating Rookies such as Joey Guadagnino, Matt Magro and Ryan DelVecchio on several occasions, which he had sparked a rivarly with Joey, claiming that his brother's fame was the reason why WWE called him to even try out and be a part of their organization. He was chosen to be a 'Final 4' contestant (along with Natasha Farley, Amanda Polizzi and Taylor Rocco), where eventually he was revealed to be the winner of NXT Season 4.

He is currently in talks about a possible debut date for the WWE, but nothing has been offically set yet.

Personal Life

Craig is an only child. His father had died when he was thirteen due to a heart attack and his mother is currently battling breast cancer. It is also noted that Craig has a tattoo of his father's name (Chris) on his left ribs. He also wears orange, which is his father's favourite colour, on the month that his father was in (August), and wears pink during the month of October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Entrance Music

  • Burn by Papa Roach (FCW Theme)
  • Unholy Confessions by Avenged Sevenfold (NXT Theme)

Twitter Account

Craig's Twitter Account is @CraigMaurer. He uses it to talk to his friends and fans, as well as hold his annual Q&A days where he would allow fans to ask him questions and he'll answer.