WWE By Sai Mohan/Updated: Oct. 1, 2022 8:30 am EDT
After weeks of venting his displeasure with the direction of Maximum Male Models, Max Dupri finally snapped up episode 9/30 of WWE SmackDown. Attack on mån.sôör and ma.çé in a backstage segment. The segment ended with Dupri saying “This isn’t for me anymore” as he confirmed his departure from the stable.
At the beginning of the show, Dupri was informed by his sister Maxxine Dupri that mån.sôör and ma.çé were about to “fight for a title”. Dupri was initially pleased as he assumed MMM had received a title shot against the Usos for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Titles. However, he walked away dejected when told that mån.sôör and ma.çé attempted to set a new record for “longest pose ever”.
Later, just as MMM was nearing her record-breaking pose in the final 10 seconds, Dupri brought down mån.sôör with a clothesline.
“Look at this, you had a chance and you became clowns,” a frustrated Dupri told MMM. “Here you worry about posing instead of worrying about winning real titles. This isn’t for me anymore. To be honest, I’m not sure it was ever for me.”
Dupri then threw his MMM belt on the ground and walked away. The segment ended with Dupri saying his “YEAH!” catchphrase, another hint that he’s bringing back his LA Knight character.
It remains to be seen whether MMM will add new members or remain a group of three following Dupri’s departure.
Dupri was called up to the main lineup after ending his “NXT 2.0” run with a loss to GUNTHER in the NXT Stand & Deliver event on April 2nd. He initially ran the “Knight Model Management” stable on WWE’s dark shows and live events – with Mace and Mansoor as his first two clients – before branching out into fashion agency ownership on the May 20 episode of “SmackDown.” called Maximum Male Models. He would finally present his repackaged clients on July 1st.