Return To The Ring
Lopez broke his retirement on October 8, 2005, unsuccessfully challenging El Chicano for the IWA Puerto Rico Heavyweight Championship in Levittown.
In February 2009, Lopez arrived at American Championship Entertainment in Union City, NJ after multiple cryptic videos and comments on the ACE message board, in the ring, face to face, Lopez was challenging the current champion for the belt during the next show "Destined For Greatness". On March 21, 2009, Lopez defeated Hollywood Joe Hardway for the Heavyweight Championship.
Lopez made his return to professional wrestling as a surprise guest at Jersey All Pro Wrestling's June 28 event in Jersey City New Jersey. Having a special guest being hyped for weeks as a former JAPW World Heavyweight Champion, Maff made his return after the World Heavyweight Title bout between Heavyweight Champion Kenny Omega and New Jersey State Champion, The Grim Reefer.
Lopez has been wrestling exclusively for Jersey All Pro Wrestling since his return to the ring. Homicide has also been competing in JAPW since Maff's return, but it's unknown if the two have had any meetings. Lopez and Homicide did appear at a show at the Elks Lodge in Queens on July 12, 2010, but they did not have much interaction in the locker room. They will appear on the same card on September 17 again at the Elks Lodge in Queens, NY.
On June 27, 2009, Lopez defeated Jay Lethal to win the JAPW Heavyweight Title for the third time.
On March 19, 2010, Lopez defeated Rob Fury, El Shoes and Xavier at the ICW return show "Reborn" at the Elks Lodge in Queens, NY.
Lopez also works for other Independent Wrestling Circuits such as Pro Wrestling Syndicate (PWS)
On May 13, 2011, New Japan Pro Wrestling, with help from JAPW, held their first ever show in the United States. During the event, held in Rahway, New Jersey, Maff made his debut for the Japanese promotion, losing to Toru Yano via low blow in the first round of a tournament to determine the first IWGP Intercontinental Champion. At the following day's event in New York City, Maff teamed with Jushin Liger and Tiger Mask IV in a six man tag team match, where they defeated CHAOS (Shinsuke Nakamura, Gedo and Jado). On the final day of the tour in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Maff teamed with Satoshi Kojima in a match, where they were defeated by the IWGP Tag Team Champions, Bad Intentions (Giant Bernard and Karl Anderson).
On August 19, 2011, Maff became Impact Championship Wrestling Heavyweight Champion after winning one-day tournament. He defeated Azrieal in 1st round, Devon Moore in semifinal and Danny Demanto in final.
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