Montel Vontavious Porter (MVP), currently known for his role as a manager in WWE, has hinted that he may not be done with the in-ring competition just yet. Although he has stepped chiefly back from competing in matches since returning to WWE in 2020, MVP clarified that he hasn't officially retired from wrestling.
Upon his return, MVP initially competed in a few matches. Still, after forming The Hurt Business, he transitioned to a mouthpiece role for his clients, which included Bobby Lashley, Cedric Alexander, Shelton Benjamin, and, more recently, Omos.
As a result, his in-ring appearances became less frequent, leading fans to speculate that the former WWE United States Champion had retired from active competition. Addressing these rumors, MVP took to Twitter to clarify his in-ring status: "I haven't officially retired.
I still have a few matches left in me. But not many. My final match hasn't happened yet. But it probably isn't too far off in the distant future. I enjoy my current role," he wrote. "I promise you I will tell you when I've had my last match." His most recent match occurred on the July 18, 2022, edition of "WWE Raw," where he and his associate Omos faced The Street Profits.
The game concluded with The Street Profits claiming victory by disqualification, following interference from The Usos. Since then, MVP has focused on managing Omos and strengthening their partnership. MVP was crucial in securing a WrestleMania 39 match for Omos against Brock Lesnar, presenting a compelling case for "The Nigerian Giant" to be Lesnar's opponent.
Although Lesnar ultimately won the match, Omos quickly rebounded, defeating Elias in a match on the following week's "Raw."
MVP Prioritizes Functional Workouts
MVP mentioned in a recent interview with Chris Van Vliet concerning his physical condition that he remains as active as possible.
At 49 years old, the veteran wrestler has shifted his focus to workouts that maintain his essential biological functions rather than intensive training for competition. Although MVP's in-ring career may be winding down, he has succeeded in his current managerial role, guiding his clients to numerous victories and championships.
As a spokesperson and mentor, he has demonstrated exceptional skills on the microphone, bringing a unique charisma and presence to The Hurt Business. With MVP's announcement that he still has a few matches left, fans will undoubtedly be excited to see him step back into the squared circle again.
While he enjoys his current position and acknowledges that his final match may not be too far off, MVP has assured fans that he will inform them when he has had his last bout.