Former WWE United States Champion MVP has denied rumours that he flew to Birmingham, Alabama, in order to receive treatment for a recent knee injury.
On the February 15 edition of Monday Night Raw, Montel Vontavious Porter teamed with Hurt Business members Shelton Benjamin and Cedric Alexander to battle Riddle and Lucha House Party in a 6-Man Tag Team Match. During that match, the star’s knee seemed to blow-out and he needed help to return to the locker room once camera’s had cut away from the live action.
Following the broadcast of the red brand, Mike Johnson of PWInsider – and several other sites followed suit – reported that Porter had travelled to the Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Centre in Birmingham, Alabama, in order to undergo treatment for the injury which he had been seen sporting crutches for on his Instagram page.
However, following such claims that he was seeking professional assistance the leader of The Hurt Business hit out at websites and reporters for dealing false information to the public. Taking to Twitter, the star wrote:
“Someone told the ‘dirtsheets’ are reporting I went to Alabama to see surgeons. You guys should stop reading what those idiots report. They’re always wrong.”
Someone told me the "dirtsheets" are reporting I went to Alabama to see surgeons. You guys should stop reading what those idiots report. They're always wrong.🙄
— MVP (@The305MVP) February 17, 2021
At time of writing, there is currently no word on how much ring or television time Porter will miss though in his role of manager it is feasible that he will still be able to make appearances in a non-physical manner.
MVP has been integral to the success of The Hurt Business since the group’s formation, aiding Bobby Lashley in capturing and retaining the WWE United States Championship and guiding Shelton Benjamin and Cedric Alexander to the WWE Raw Tag Team Championships.