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Max Dupri Reportedly ‘Finished’ With Maximum Male Models Storyline

July 23, 2022 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Max Dupri LA Knight WWE Smackdown Image Credit: WWE

UPDATE: Fightful Select has more details on Max Dupri no longer being involved with the Maximum Male Models storyline. According to that report, Dupri was removed from the angle at the last minute and those involved weren’t given any solid information about his status.

It was said that Vince McMahon was very interested in the angle and it was “all his idea.” McMahon actually came to the ring to produce the debut segment, which he doesn’t normally do, as he had a “distinct vision” for how Max Dupri would sound. Vince reportedly said he wanted the character to sound nothing like LA Knight. While Mace and Mansoor were on board, Knight/Dupri reportedly had reservations.

One source said that Dupri made some waves in regards to the scripts as he challenged what the writers were coming up with. Another suggested that Vince McMahon’s retirement was the best thing that could have happened to him, because he has supporters in WWE who enjoy his work, particularly his delivery and that could lead to more opportunities.

Also, the beachwear segment that was planned for next week was originally supposed to happen last night.

Original: Max Dupri’s run with Maximum Male Models is at an end, according to a new report. As reported last night, Sofia Cromwell made her debut as Max’s sister Maxxine to continue the MAM storyline. Now PWTorch’s Wade Keller reports that Dupri is done with his role in the group.

The report notes that Dupri wasn’t fitting in and “rubbed some people the wrong way.” As a result, Vince McMahon made the decision a couple of weeks ago to write him o9ut of the storyline and replace him with Cromwell as Maxxine.

It was noted that Dupri knew last week he was making his last appearance as Dupri when he announced Maxxine Dupri’s arrival for this week’s show.

There’s no word on what’s next for Dupri, who was LA Knight in WWE NXT.

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