Former WWE Star MVP Planning To Become A Backstage Producer Once He Retires

The Franchise Playa is heading to the back...

In recent years, WWE has hired a number of retired wrestlers as backstage producers. In 2019 alone Shane Helms, Kurt Angle, Jeff Jarrett, Jason Jordon, Lance Storm and former IMPACT Wrestling star Abyss all started working backstage in the company.

MVP recently appeared on the After The Bell podcast and revealed this is the direction he would like to go in once he hangs up his boots. The former IWGP Intercontinental Champion recently returned to WWE at the Royal Rumble for a two-night stint, as he wanted his son to see him face his favourite wrestler in Rey Mysterio.

He told Graves: "I'm at that point in my career, 46 (years-old), and I've always said that my intentions were to retire around 45. I can still go. I'm still in great shape. I still wrestle just about every weekend but I know the clock is ticking. So retirement is looming and after such an exhilarating and amazing weekend in WWE, I still feel that I have a lot to offer.

"However, I'm at a point in my career where I think I'm ready to start offering my talents behind the scenes or in another capacity. So, in the very near future, I see myself hanging up the boots and moving from in-ring competitor to behind the scenes producer if you will."

While MVP did not explicitly state he wanted to work backstage in WWE, Ryan Satin at Pro Wrestling Sheet did confirm with a company source that The Franchise Playa is close to Raw Executive Director Paul Heyman who would be interested in bringing him in as a producer.

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