Per the latest WWE Rumors, MVP is using his status to help the next generation of stars get time in the spotlight.
MVP returned to WWE at the beginning of 2020, initially to help give Drew McIntyre some more babyface momentum before his eventual WrestleMania 36 triumph over Brock Lesnar in a WWE Title match.
But MVP has stuck around for a lot longer. He then became Bobby Lashley’s manager to great success, helping Lashley become a key main event player. Recently, MVP has feuded with Apollo Crews, awarded himself the new-look United States Title, and added Shelton Benjamin to his stable called the “Hurt Business”.
It’s safe to say MVP is having a great deal of success in his current run with WWE. He hasn’t lost a step either. The man can still go in the ring, and he is one of the best promos in the company, which comes as no surprise to fans familiar with his work.
MVP has a big match against a first-time champion at WWE SummerSlam
According to a report from Sportskeeda’s Tom Colohue in his excellent, weekly Raw reviews on YouTube, MVP is using his “leverage” backstage to help young stars get on television. He is trying to “ensure” that others get over, with Colohue naming Mustafa Ali, Shelton Benjamin, and Ricochet and Cedric Alexander as people he’s been trying to help get opportunities.
MVP recently signed a new deal with WWE, and he clearly has enough influence to help other wrestlers. In addition to the names listed by Colohue above, Bobby Lashley and Apollo Crews have benefited greatly – in title storylines – from MVP’s work on and off the screen.
At SummerSlam, the former IWGP Intercontinental Champion and two-time WWE United States Champion will face Apollo in one final US Title match, since they never got to have their PPV bout at Extreme Rules. Based on the work the two men have been putting in, it should be another great match.
It’s wonderful to see MVP thriving on our television screens each week, and it’s even better to hear that he’s helping rising stars get chances. Hopefully, WWE understands what they have in wrestlers like Apollo, Alexander, Ricochet, and Ali. They are four of the most talented young performers in the company.