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Ex-WWE Star Seeking Treatment

for Rx Pill Problem

4/11/2012 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Former WWE superstar Maven Huffman
Former WWE superstar Maven Huffman has agreed to seek professional help in the hopes of kicking his prescription drug addiction ... and he's getting some help from his old pals at the WWE.

Maven's attorney, James Flynn, tells TMZ ... the 35-year-old has agreed to participate in the WWE's "Former Talent Rehab Program" ... after he was arrested last month for wrongfully obtaining more than 1000 pills of prescription painkillers.

"Yes, Maven is planning on working with the WWE and he was really impressed by their gesture to assist him" ... the lawyer tells us.

As we previously reported, the WWE says it will pay for 100% of any rehab or treatment program for former WWE wrestlers ... as long as the wrestler wants the help.

Maven's attorney adds, "It is Maven's sincere hope to use his experience to aid in the prevention of substance abuse and serve as an example to his fellow wrestlers and community at large."

"Maven would also like his supporters to know that he is humbled by the outpouring of support he has received over the past week and he sincerely apologizes to any of his family members, friends, and fans who have had to read the press surrounding recent events.'

Maven's lawyer says the wrestler is NOT admitting any criminal wrongdoing ... but says he "intends to cooperate with local law enforcement agencies to reach a timely resolution to the matter."

A rep for the WWE tells us, "We wish Maven nothing but the best."


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My Big Salami    

Maven take Scott Hall with you!

924 days ago

Johnny Carcinoma    

That's going to one helluva busy rehab center. Should be larger than Betty Ford in no time flat.

924 days ago

Billy Bob    

For anyone who has a problem kicking the pills and really, really don't want to take them anymore but can't stand the withdrawal symptoms, I have one word: suboxone.

924 days ago


pencil neck geek

924 days ago


This isn't the WWE being nice for once. They've been doing this for a few years now. ANY former talent, even one that has cursed them up and down, can become involved in this program, and the WWE pays for it. And yes, Scott Hall went through it. He was fine for a while, then his demons came roaring back to life. That happens with addicts. The temptation is ALWAYS there.

924 days ago


Why is it stars get sent to rehab and regular folks get to sent to jail. Make's no sense at all.....

924 days ago

Peter Merchant    

Maven Huffman was a former WWE superstar but since his drug addiction we miss him in action! We want to see him in the ring again as a great fan of WWE i have already got WWE Tickets from GoodSeatTickets

922 days ago


Maven's response is now posted on his official website at: http://mavenhuffman.com/

922 days ago

Direct Seats    

It's good that old pals advising new guns falling into drug addiction.

684 days ago

Direct Seats    

684 days ago

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