It’s Saturday and today we have ’This Week in Wrestling’, the 41st of 2020. Today Brian discusses who the MVP is of Monday Night Raw and shares all the best wrestling content from this week.
MVP is the MVP of Monday Night Raw
There are certainly a lot of flaws on the Monday Night Raw show in recent months. The three hour length, the inconsistent booking of some wrestlers, other wrestlers not being at all etc…but there has been one thing truly positive on Raw lately…Montel Vontavious Porter aka MVP. What was supposed to be a one shot appearance at this year’s Royal Rumble…turned into a full time job as a WWE agent.
Instead of just sitting in a production truck or at the Gorilla position backstage…MVP was slowly being used back in front of the cameras. His ability to cut great promos and his natural charisma was being utilized more and more. So much so, he was removed as an agent and put back on WWE’s active roster full time.
What has MVP done in the time since then? He has helped elevate and showcase various wrestlers that would have normally been misused or not used at all. MVP helped return Bobby Lashley as a monster heel after months of being wasted in a love triangle storyline with Lana and Rusev. He helped Shelton Benjamin get more screen time and assisted in him once again becoming a relevant WWE superstar.
He took on a program with Apollo Crews and helped build Crews up as a legitimate star….something that creative failed to do for so long. While talents like Ricochet and Cedric Alexander were spending most of their time in catering and not being used….MVP and his Hurt Business faction helped bring them back out into the spotlight.
MVP also had a hand in helping the grossly underused Mustafa Ali and getting involved with his storylines as well. MVP might not be booking the angles, but he is certainly making them feel important and keeping the wrestlers he is working with looking strong and important. MVP has been ballin’ in his time on Monday Night Raw and definitely has become the MVP of the red brand.
Try it if you dare!
Minoru Suzuki dressed as a clown is probably the scariest thing you will see all week.
A very cool old school Superstar Billy Graham poster.
Who owned one as a kid?
Big Van Vader during his football playing days.
Teddy Long going one on one with da Undertaker….I mean Alice Cooper.
Gorilla Monsoon lookin’ like he is a member of the mafia.
New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Pieter
Impact Wrestling’s Jordynne Grace.
NWA Powerrr’s Kamille Brickhouse
The Queen of Extreme Francine
A commercial featuring Wayne Gretsky and Bret Hart wrestling.
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