WWE star MVP has spoken glowingly about Paul Heyman, stating that the manager is the reason that he is back in the WWE.
The former United States Champion was in the corner for Omos at WrestleMania 39, when the Nigerian Giant took on Brock Lesnar in a titanic clash on Night 2.
Omos lost that match, although he went to Raw the next night to pick up a victory over Elias, making short work of Ezekial’s brother.
MVP on WWE Return
MVP returned to the WWE after a decade-long hiatus, when he made a surprise appearance in the 2020 Royal Rumble match. He was quickly eliminated by Brock Lesnar, but found his spot as a manager on the main roster.
First managing Bobby Lashley and The Hurt Business, he now manages Omos and is one of the top managers in the WWE.
However, he cites his return to the WWE and following to sucess to Paul Heyman, claiming he “sat under his learning tree” and was a “wealth of information” to him, in this second run in the company.
Speaking to Chris Van Vliet, MVP said;
“Oh, he’s been huge. I make no mistake about it. I am back the second time around because of Paul Heyman. So, I sat under his learning tree whenever I can, and my relationship with Paul Heyman is not adversarial at all.
It’s funny, because all the young guys in the locker room call me OG, but Paul Heyman is my OG, you know? So, as far as the approach to the business and how you deal with talent, there are so many aspects. He’s been a wealth of information for me.”
MVP is currently part of the Raw roster alongside Omos, and works strictly as a manager in the WWE.
However, in the same interview, he revealed he has not yet retired from in-ring competition, but is not as eager as he once was to wrestle in the squared circle.
“Got a few left. I haven’t hung the boots up yet. Yeah, I’m not as eager to climb into the ring as I once was, but when necessary, I’m still capable.”
“I take pretty good care of myself, and I try to stay active. You know, I still do Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, but as I’ve gotten older, my workouts have changed. Like, I don’t do regular bodybuilder workouts.
“Now, I try to do workouts that are more about function and movement, you know? I am coming into my age and embracing my mortality.”
He also spoke about his son wanting to become a pro-wrestling, and has already pitched for him and his father to take on Rey Mysterio and his son, Dominik Mysterio.
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