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I had planned on writing about Montel Vontavious Porter at some point this month, but feel even more compelled to do so now after hearing him on the Art of Wrestling podcast with Colt Cabana. MVP we all know is a talented wrestler, but he's got quite a back story. I would highly recommend listening to this podcast and learning more about his life story.
MVP grew up just outside Miami. He admits that his life was rough from the start. He grew up poor. MVP's mother worked two jobs and went to school to try to make life better for her family. He goes into great detail describing his teenage years, committing some pretty horrendous crimes. Unlike many of friends from back then, MVP is still alive to tell his story.
He spent time in juvenile detention and prison as well. He used those experiences to become a major player in the world of wrestling. MVP worked his way up through the indies before finally making it into the WWE.
|Love that entrance|
I wasn't a big fan of his face turn, as I felt like the character was best suited as a heel. I loved his VIP Lounge as well. He sites this particular one as his favorite. They ripped their scripts up before going out to shoot the segment. Kudos to them. The two went on to wrestle that year at the Royal Rumble.
|MVP in New Japan|