Former "Surreal Life" star Maven Huffman has finished his stint in rehab following a major prescription drug arrest ... and says if it weren't for the WWE helping him out, he'd be dead.
TMZ broke the story ... Maven accepted rehab assistance from the WWE after he was arrested back in April for scamming more than 1,000 prescription pills from various doctors in the Florida area.
Now, after completing 50 days in a rehab facility, Maven tells us he has moved into a sober living facility and "has never felt better."
"I owe the WWE my life for helping me through this situation."
35-year-old Maven -- who won a WWE contract on the reality show Tough Enough in '01 -- says he hopes to get another shot with the organization ... inside or outside of the ring.
"Chapter 2 of my life begins now" Maven tells us, "I have the clarity and focus that comes with sobriety and will never let my family, friends and fans down again."
Running The Ropes returned to the SNS and Unchained Radio Networks for a very special show. Crelly starts the show with Rima Fakih but before they can get into an interview, Rima's mother calls in and wrestling goes out the window. After Rima and her mother leave, Crelly runs down TNA Slammiversary and Raw before handing the show over to WNL's Trey Dawg and our guest Kevin Nash.
In the interview, Kevin and Trey spoke about the following:
why there was no Punk Nash payoff match.
Why his last WWE run was so short
jokes about him killing WCW
How Russo gets way too much heat
How the finish to a match is created and how its out of the Writers hands
The Creative Process at TNA and when it was at its best
The NEW creative team at TNA
Why he would rather have a Legends Contract at WWE vs a Contract with TNA
Why he was mad and his thoughts on the WWE Hall of Fame
and much more!
The interview with Kevin begins at the 24:31 minute mark