A former multiple time champion in WWE has revealed that he is currently in negotiations with the company for a long-term deal.
MVP returned to WWE for this year’s Royal Rumble in January, then also competed on Raw the night after in a loss to Rey Mysterio. It’s been well documented that he intended for this to be his last outing and he was dedicating it to his son, whose favourite wrestler is Mysterio himself.
WWE then hired him as a producer, but then started booking him as an on-screen character for talk show segments and the odd short match here and there.
Now, speaking on the Gorilla Position podcast, MVP has said that he is currently in negotiations with WWE over a new long-term deal.
“I had every intention of retiring this year. For him, I reached out to WWE about being a surprise entry into the Rumble and they welcomed me with open arms. It was meant to be a gift for my son and it went so well that I was invited to the next night on Raw and 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 every intention of retiring anyway. I was working as a producer and I was asked to do an on-screen VIP Lounge, then a short match, and another on-screen segment, and another, and before I knew it, my responsibilities as a producer became less and less and I was asked to do more and more as a talent. Now, I can say that WWE and myself are in negotiations for a long-term deal.”
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