MVP's appearance in the 2020 Royal Rumble match was just supposed to be a nostalgic one-night return for the former multi-time US champion. Since then, MVP became a backstage producer for WWE, and is now on the full-time roster once more.
And he's as ambitious as ever. MVP spoke with talkSPORT on his desire to create a stable in the company, but isn't saying too much beyond that, stating, "It’s something I’ve been discussing and let’s see how things go… let’s just say there’s method to my madness! I think everyone will be pleasantly surprised if I can take this… just watch me work! I’ll leave it at that – watch me work."
The 46-year-old also heaped praise on some of the company's younger, fresher talents.
"I’m so pleased with the locker room," MVP says. "I’ve had a chance to see the SmackDown locker room and, of course, my locker room on RAW. Everybody has been tremendously cool. I’m blown away by the Street Profits. Those guys are just phenomenal talents.
"The Viking Raiders, I finally got a chance to work with them a little while back in a tag match and before I got a chance to work with them, I was just impressed by their work. Phenomenal.
"Aleister Black is another guy that has impressed me a great deal in the ring and out of the ring and behind the scenes."
MVP also has praise for his Extreme Rules opponent, US champion Apollo Crews, adding, "(He) has a huge upside and I think one of his biggest attributes is he is coachable. He’s hungry, he wants to be a player and hasn’t come so big for his britches, as the saying goes, that he can’t take direction."