WWE-MVP Talking Long-Term Deal
Despite the coronavirus causing issues with the original plans for MVP, the WWE has taken note of his incredible talents.
The 46-year-old, real name Alvin Antonio Burks Jr., was set to join the promotion as a producer working backstage. However, due to touring being canceled over the coronavirus, officials decided to allow him to return to the ring.
Now, it appears as if MVP could be the leader of a new-look Nation of Domination alongside Bobby Lashley and Shelton Benjamin.
“It went so well that I was invited to San Antonio the next night for Monday Night RAW and I was given an opportunity to wrestle Rey Mysterio,” MVP said while appearing on the Gorilla Position podcast (thanks to Ringside News for the quotes). “(Mysterio) is 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.
Introducing THE HURT BUSINESS. My guest on tomorrow’s GP is @The305MVP and he’s amazing. The idea of him leading a brand new faction in WWE is dreamy. Hugely excited by this pic.twitter.com/Gis6wDZwBt
— Gorilla Position (@WWEGP) July 21, 2020
“I was working as a producer and then I was asked to do an on-screen V.I.P. Lounge. Then I was asked to do a short match and another on-screen segment and another and another and another.
— WWE (@WWE) July 23, 2020
“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 a talent. Now I can say that the WWE and myself are in negotiations for a long-term deal.”
Over the years, MVP has competed for numerous promotions including the WWE and New Japan Pro Wrestling. He is a former tag team champion with Matt Hardy and also has held the WWE United States title twice.
More Trouble With Young Bucks
Not one, but both Young Bucks are under the gun after a missed spot on the recent edition of AEW Dynamite.
The duo were battling The Butcher and The Blade in a falls count anywhere match. The action took place throughout the entire building, before ending on the ramp.
During the final moments, Matt Jackson dove off on to The Butcher but missed the exact placement of his move. Also, Nick Jackson suffered an injury while performing his own high-risk move.
“Matt does a stage dive, but it’s an elbow on The Butcher, and when he did the elbow, when he put The Butcher through the table, the table leg jammed his knee so he was pretty messed up,” Dave Meltzer said on Wrestling Observer Radio. “Nick did the swanton off the top of the stage. Like these were really tall dives.
— All Elite Wrestling on TNT (@AEWonTNT) July 23, 2020
“They climbed up the lighting tower on the stage. It was like a CMLL dive and (Nick Jackson) was pretty shaken up from that swanton dive.
“Aside from The Butcher, I don’t know, but the other three guys were pretty messed up.”
Over the years, The Young Bucks have made a name for themselves by taking high-risk moves and exciting the fans. At the same time, they have also injured themselves and some of their fellow wrestlers because of the risk that comes with the moves.