Former United States Champion MVP was one of the biggest surprise entrants at last night’s Royal Rumble pay-per-view, but it appears that his stint in the Men’s Royal Rumble match wasn’t just a one-off.
Tonight on RAW, MVP made his first appearance on the red brand for more than nine years when he wrestled Rey Mysterio. The Master of the 619 showed no signs of wear and tear after being eliminated by Brock Lesnar as part of last night’s Rumble match when he was able to pick up the victory over the returning ‘Baller’ when he delivered a 619 followed by a splash to the back.
Reports suggest that Montel Vontavious Porter could be sticking around for a few more appearances in WWE, but with two losses already on the chart, it’s unclear where MVP will be going moving forward.
Seth Rollins and Buddy Murphy defended their RAW Tag Team Championships against Kevin Owens and Samoa Joe but interestingly as part of the ad break, Joe was taken out of the match and to the back after suffering an undisclosed injury.
Following a suicide dive from Joe onto Buddy Murphy, he was removed from the match and Owens was then forced to continue on his own. Despite not having a partner to tag out to, Owens was able to come close to defeating Murphy and Rollins a number of times.
Sadly, the numbers game got the better of him and Murphy was able to take advantage of Seth Rollins’ distraction to roll up Owens and pick up a cheap victory. There has been no news on Joe’s status since the match ended but with rumors suggesting Owens and Joe could collide at WrestleMania in a few month’s time this could be WWE dropping a few hints that there may be a crack in the formation between Owens and Joe.