MVP: "Should I Have Been A WWE Champion? A Lot Of People Seem To Think So And I Certainly Do"

MVP discusses a number of topics.

At the age of 44-years old, Montel Vontavious Porter is still going strong in the ring. MVP is the current BLW World Heavyweight Champion and competes for a number of other promotions as well. MVP is famously remembered for his four run in the WWE. During his time in the sports-entertainment company he captured the WWE Tag Team Titles with Matt Hardy and MVP won the United States Championship on two separate occasions.

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He made sporadic appearances in WWE's main event scene but was never featured in a long-term program for the world championship. During a recent interview with Mirror Sport, MVP reflected on his run in WWE and stated that while he has no regrets about it, he does believe that he could have been a World Champion at some point during his run in the company.

"Well, I wouldn’t say regret because it was never something I could control. So you can’t ever really have regrets over things you literally have no control of. Should I have been a WWE Champion? A lot of people seem to think so and I certainly do because anytime you lace up your boots, you do it to be the absolute best. But there are some legends like Mr Perfect and Scott Hall – guys who were definitely top-tier with amazing careers that never really had the chance to hold the top belt." MVP stated. "But that’s fine, because at the end of the day, like I said, I look at my body of work and I’m in the history books and was one of the longest-reigning United States Champions in history. I’ve been a champion at every promotion I’ve been at, so I would have liked a chance to show that I could have been a top champion, but I don’t think it takes away from my overall history."

MVP went over the fact that when he was younger he made it out of a situation that was not a smooth road to travel but he persevered and went on to become a WWE superstar. He reflected on the hardships that he has gone through in life and how he was once perceived by society and then went on to discuss how he was given a chance by WWE Chairman Vince McMahon. 

"Sure, absolutely [MVP looks at his run in WWE with pride]. I think about that young kid who grew up in Florida with a single mom and in poverty, essentially. I made some bad decisions and was able to overcome that because Vince McMahon gave me an opportunity." MVP said. "Society said ‘you’re an ex-convict, we’ll give you a minimum wage job,’ but Vince said ‘hey, you’re talented, let’s give you an opportunity.’ I was able to travel the world as one of WWE’s top talents. I was able to take people that I watched on television with awe and make them my peers and my colleagues, and I was a two-time United States Champion and a Tag Team Champion. So I look back and go, ‘wow – I’m in the history books."


There was a recent interview that MVP did where he discussed pitching the idea of NJPW World to New Japan officials before the streaming service came to existence. For more on that, click here.

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