MVP has made the most of his return to WWE, competing in-ring and aligning himself with Bobby Lashley as The Hurt Business. MVP's return was facilitated by Paul Heyman, who spoke with him about making a surprise entry into the 2020 Royal Rumble.
Speaking to Booker T on the Hall of Fame podcast, MVP praised Heyman's influence on him.
"We have to acknowledge Paul Heyman. Without Paul Heyman doing what he did for Brock Lesnar and bringing that position back to prominence where Vince could see that and go, 'Yes, we need that,' that allowed me to come in. For a long time, people have been saying that me and Bobby Lashley are the black version of Heyman and Lesnar. In that regard, part of what makes me so comfortable in the role is that I've always had the gift of gab. I was a huge fan of Bobby Heenan, and in my opinion the best that ever did it. Because I was such a fan of his work and I watched him for so long and being able to communicate as a wrestler and a communicator, it put me in a position to adapt to it. The shoutout is to Paul Heyman because I don't think we would be here if it wasn't for what him and Brock Lesnar were doing together," he said.
The Hurt Business grew this past Monday with Shelton Benjamin joining the crew.
MVP initially planned to retire this year, but his run in WWE has gone so well that he says the two sides are negotiating a long-term contract. You can find his full comments by clicking here.
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