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MVP on the origins of The Hurt Business, Paul Heyman, losing his cane backstage at WWE WrestleMania

MVP was interviewed on the recent episode of Corey Graves’ “After The Bell” podcast. Here are some highlights from the interview:

MVP talked about the origins of The Hurt Business:

“Bobby and I have a very natural chemistry. We’re friends in real life. We play friends and business partners on television, but that’s organic.  Contrary to popular belief, Bobby had an idea for some time to do something like a Hurt Business.  Bobby said for quite some time, as a matter of fact, Bobby and Shelton discussed it.  When I came in, Bobby and I talked about it, and fortunately, Paul Heyman was on board and said, ‘Yea, lets’ try it out.’  Bobby and I discussed how we would like to go about it, and everybody said, ‘Yea let’s give it a try’. It was a seamless transition.”

MVP was asked if he ever saw himself being a producer in the back as a manager?

“I never really saw myself as a producer, but, there were times when I thought that potentially, after my in-ring career, that perhaps I can move into commentator or maybe coming back as a General Manager, or something like that.  But, this role that I’ve stepped into was nothing that I’ve ever planned, or dreamed about, or thought about, but it fits like a glove.  Again, organic is the word I keep using because it’s so natural, so pure, but I really like the role that I’m playing now.”

MVP said he could not find his cane shortly before having to walk to the ring at this year’s WrestleMania:

“I didn’t find it. Fortunately, the props crew found it. One of my canes is still M.I.A. I’m not totally convinced that somebody didn’t steal it and is in somebody’s home right with a plaque. Fortunately, because I am MVP, I had a backup cane. I had two canes, and one of them managed to make it to Gorilla.  The crazy part is it was wet, and just the ramp, people were slipping and almost falling.  People don’t realize that my knee is legitimately injured, so that cane isn’t just for show.  That cane replaced the crutch, and I actually use it.  I’m thinking, when I walk out, I need that cane so I’m not slipping and tearing my knee up even more.”

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