If you wanna buy the trophy that launched a wannabe pro-wrestler into a mediocre career with the WWE
… you’re outta luck … ‘cause it just sold at a storage auction … TMZ has learned.
The wrestler in question is Maven Huffman
– who famously won the inaugural WWE reality competition “Tough Enough
” in 2001 – scoring himself a corny gold trophy … and a contract with Vince McMahon’s sports entertainment biz.
When Maven’s career fell apart
, the trophy ended up in a storage unit in Virginia … until he stopped paying the bill. The contents of the unit went up for auction earlier this month (a la “Storage Wars”) and was sold for $100.
When the dude who bought the unit discovered the trophy, we’re told he immediately reached out to Maven to try and return it … but didn’t hear back. So, naturally, he turned to eBay and sold it to a dedicated wrestling fan in Northern California for a cool $600.
TMZ spoke to Maven … who admits he’s bummed about the situation … but hopes the new owner of his trophy “cherishes [it] as much as I did.”
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."
He hasn't wrestled for the WWE
in 7 years ... but former superstar Maven Huffman
is getting a helping hand from Vince McMahon
... after he learned the wrestler was arrested for an alleged prescription pill scam.
The WWE tells us ... the organization has already reached out to Maven to offer "rehab assistance" as part of the WWE’s Former Talent Rehab program.
TMZ broke the story ... Maven -- who won a WWE contract on the "Tough Enough" reality show back in 2001 -- was arrested in Florida
this week for allegedly doctor shopping in an effort to get his fix of powerful pain pills.
As part of the WWE's policy, the organization will pay for 100% of any rehab or treatment program for former WWE wrestlers ... as long as the wrestler wants the help.
The rep notes, "WWE is the only entertainment or sports organization that offers its former performers assistance with substance abuse issues."
Former "Surreal Life
" star Maven Huffman
-- a former WWE
superstar -- was arrested in Florida on Monday after cops say he was "doctor shopping" to get his fix of painkillers.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... cops uncovered Huffman had gone to 3 doctors in 2 weeks and scored multiple prescriptions for Oxycodone and Hydrocodone.
35-year-old Huffman allegedly went to multiple pharmacies to fill his prescriptions -- in what appears to be a ploy to conceal his activity. In total, cops believe Maven scored more than 1000 pills.
FYI -- in Florida, it's a crime to go from doctor to doctor to obtain multiple prescriptions for a controlled substance without telling the doctors about it.
Maven -- who was released on $2,000 bond -- faces up to 5 years in prison if convicted of doctor shopping.