MVP has been one of WWE’s key performers during the empty arena era. When he isn’t working matches and creating new titles for himself, he’s hosting the VIP Lounge and helping other stories get over. And of course he’s also the mouthpiece for Bobby Lashley, who is currently receiving his biggest push since returning to WWE in 2018.
MVP is working his ass off for WWE right now, and it sounds like he’ll be handsomely rewarded for his talents. He explained his WWE journey in 2020 to the Gorilla Position podcast, and revealed that he is in negotiations with WWE on a long-term deal.
Here is how he explained it, going back to the night after Royal Rumble 2020, in San Antonio, Texas:
“I was given an opportunity to wrestle Rey Mysterio, who is my son’s favorite wrestler. Then I was offered a job as a producer, which I accepted because I had the intention of retiring anyway. I was working as a producer and then I was asked to do an on-screen VIP Lounge, and then I was asked to do a short match, and then another on-screen segment, and another and another and another...My responsibilities as a producer became less and less as I was asked to do more and more as talent, and now I can say that the WWE and myself are in negotiations for a long-term deal.”
MVP also explained that he sees himself moving into a Paul Heyman type of role down the line:
“I really see myself moving into a Heyman-esque role as I get older. But I still have a good two to three years of bumping left in this body. I can still go, and I’ve done just about everything that I’ve wanted to do. I think maybe winning the tag titles with Lashley, seeing Lashley to a WWE championship run. Those are some of the things that I’d like to see. For now, for the immediate future, I would like to continue to be involved in the ring and have singles matches and tag matches. But over the next couple of years, I imagine I’ll be doing less of that and more of just the managerial responsibilities, and I’m enjoying that a great deal.”
Are you glad to hear that MVP could be sticking around in WWE for a very long time?