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MVP was among the names furloughed by WWE

There is an update on MVP in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

MVP, who was brought back for the Royal Rumble and then hired to be a producer, was among the names furloughed in April due to budget cuts related to COVID-19. During this time he was doing some on-camera work whenever he was needed. In addition to some in-ring work, he was also doing some commentating on Main Event.

However, since he was slotted as Bobby Lashley’s manager at Paul Heyman’s request, he is now considered a talent and no longer a producer. MVP has been at odds with Lashley’s “wife” Lana on WWE TV while trying to convince Lashley that he is a world-caliber star who can win a major title.

WWE has told everyone that was furloughed that they could be brought back when things start to get back to normal so MVP’s producer spot could open up again soon.

As I noted earlier in the week, it is expected that some producers will be getting calls to return in the coming weeks. WWE has already begun reaching out to released wrestlers about returning but many of the offers are for less money than their previous deals.


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