MVP believes there’s a lot of potential in Apollo Crews, but with the United States Championship in between them at Extreme Rules, MVP is focused on business.
At The Horror Show at WWE Extreme Rules, Apollo Crews and MVP will clash over the WWE United States Championship. MVP is looking to threepeat and earn his third United States Championship reign, while Apollo Crews is looking to cement his legacy as he attempts to keep his first championship in WWE.
Once Upon a Time, MVP was looking to mentor Apollo Crews and, even though they have gone their separate ways, MVP tells talkSPORT that he still believes Apollo Crews has a wealth of untapped potential.
“Apollo Crews has a huge upside and I think one of his biggest attributes is he is coachable. He’s hungry, he wants to be a player and hasn’t come so big for his britches, as the saying goes, that he can’t take direction,” says MVP. “You can see the growth and working with me, I told him a long time ago I have a huge personality and if you’re standing in the ring with me and your personality doesn’t shine, you will get completely bladed out by mine.”
MVP is currently in the corner of Bobby Lashley. The two men are in the “hurt business” and when asked to compare and contrast Apollo and Bobby, MVP would harp on the killer instinct of Lashley.
“Yes, both are really nice guys [outside of the ring], but you’ve seen Lashley when he’s upset and we haven’t seen that from Apollo yet and that’s good for me! If I can get Apollo to come around and see things from my perspective, then I can tap into that, and it won’t be good for everyone else.”
Fightful will have live coverage of The Horror Show at WWE Extreme Rules beginning at 6 p.m. Eastern