Over the weekend, MVP revealed he and WWE had come to terms on a new multi-year deal. The Franchise Playa returned to the company at the Royal Rumble 2020, and while he planned to retire soon after the event, he has since become a full-time talent and is the current Leader of The Hurt Business.
The former IWGP Intercontinental Champion recently sat down for an interview with Justin Barrasso at Sports Illustrated and reflected on what it's like to work with Vince McMahon.
MVP said: "That's an interesting question. Vince is very demanding. I've always said this about Vince - he's hard, but he's fair, with me, for sure. I remember when I first got called up to WWE and I was doing segments with Matt Hardy in our feud, Vince pulled us to the side and said, very specifically, 'When we're doing these segments, I want you guys to be very involved. I want you to participate.' Up until then, I thought my role was as talent, so I didn't know I was allowed to do that. But Vince was the one that opened that door for me, so I took a more hands-on approach. WWE is the NFL of pro wrestling. It's the biggest, strongest platform in the industry, so to be able to learn from Vince McMahon, I was able to take those skills to other places and continue to grow.
"Coming back now, I understand what Vince wants and how he wants it. And Vince is a perfectionist. Good enough is not good enough for Vince. His influence has been huge. I'm a go-getter, and I want to be involved with the segments I'm in, and I want to make sure that I'm on the same page with the other talent so that your viewing experience on Monday Night Raw is the best that it can possibly can. Those are things I learned from Vince."