MVP Clarifies His WWE Retirement Status

MVP in the ring

Since debuting on television in August 2006 Montel Vontavious Porter, otherwise known as MVP, has been involved in many memorable feuds in WWE. Early in his WWE career the Miami-born Superstar battled WWE Hall Of Fame inductees Kane and The Undertaker before going on to lift the WWE United States Championship in 2007 after defeating Chris Benoit at Judgment Day.

He would also go on to the lift the WWE Tag Team Championship with Matt Hardy during his initial four year stint with the company, but wouldn’t make his mark again until a return to WWE in 2020. He would join forces to form the popular Hurt Business faction with Bobby Lashley, Shelton Benjamin and Cedric Alexander but would largely be used as a mouthpiece for the group.

MVP last saw in-ring competition in July 2022, teaming with ‘The Nigerian Giant’ Omos to battle The Street Profits on an episode of RAW.

MVP confirms he has not yet retired from in-ring competition

Whilst those in-ring performances have been limited since his return to WWE in 2020, MVP confirmed in a recent chat with Chris Van Vliet that his wrestling days are not yet over:

“Well, I’m not officially retired. But that day is coming, sooner than later. I haven’t hung up the boots just yet, but I’ve only got a few left in me. So those matches will be matches that really matter.

It’s a winding road from one day to the next. But at some point, I would like to probably face somebody who is young, up and coming and potentially put my career on the line. I would love to do a retirement match. I think there is still some time before we get there.

I take pretty good care of myself and I try to stay active, I still do Brazilian jiu-jitsu, but as I’ve gotten older, my workouts have changed. I don’t do regular bodybuilder workouts. Now, I try to do workouts that are more about function and movement. I am coming into my age and embracing my mortality.”

MVP will be ringside on night 2 of WrestleMania 39, accompanying Omos as he faces Brock Lesnar in the biggest match of his career to date.

H/T: Daily Mail for the above transcription