MVP made his WWE return this past January at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view event. His appearance wasn’t something special or extraordinary, rather he was overshadowed by the returning Edge who received the biggest pop of the night. The following night on RAW, MVP lost to Rey Mysterio in what was labeled as his retirement match.
WWE’s original plan was to have MVP act as a backstage producer. However, owing to the on-going pandemic, WWE had to pause their touring and live events and that led to Mr. 305 finding his way on television.
On the Gorilla Position podcast, MVP revealed being in talks for a long-term contract as WWE continues to utilize his services as a veteran on-screen talent.
“It went so well that I was invited to San Antonio the night next for Monday Night RAW and I was given an opportunity to wrestle Rey Mysterio who’s my son’s favorite wrestler and then I was offered a job as a producer which I accepted because I had the intention of retiring anyway.”
“And I was working as a producer and then I was asked to do an on-screen V.I.P. Lounge and then I was asked to do a short match and another on-screen segment and another and another and another and before I knew it, my producer — 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’s match against Drew McIntyre on the Road To WrestleMania is where things all began for the reigning United States Champion. Following the Show of Shows, MVP joined forces with Bobby Lashley and quickly founded The Hurt Business.
This week, the new 24/7 Champion Shelton Benjamin also joined the heel faction amidst rumors that The Hurt Business could be a revamped version of the Nation of Domination.