I don't think it's a secret that we here at LOOKING 4 LARRY (parent company of THE HEYMAN HUSTLE) are big fans of former WWE United States Heavyweight Champion MVP.
As a matter of fact, we think it's only fitting that he no longer be labeled a "former" anything, because what he's got going on right now is pretty damn special.
MVP won a three-night tournament last month to crown the very first IWGP Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion for New Japan Pro Wrestling, which was running its first-ever tour of the Northeast United States.
MVP scored the historic victory for the championship by defeating Toru Yano with the Take it To The Bank in 9:27 at the palace of hardcore that sits on the corner of Swanson and Ritner in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that was once universally known as The ECW Arena.
This weekend, MVP hits Japan for the 1st time as IWGP Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion, defending his championship for the first time against Yano in a high-anticipated reamtch, and the
former WWE US Heav proud title holder couldn't be happier.
"I have never in my life been the type to give things away. Sorry, just not my style," MVP said during an exclusive conversation with the Hustle just minutes ago as he heads to the airport for his 6am flight overseas, "I have always dreamed of being an IWGP Champion. Everyone who knows me knows of my love for the Japanese culture, and my desire to represent in The Land of The Rising Sun. Well, now that I am the IWGP Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion, I'm not flying First Class all the way to Osaka, Japan to give this title to anyone. I'm going over to Osaka, in style I might add, to demonstrate the fact I'm going to be a champion everyone can be proud of. That won't happen by giving, that will happen by taking. Sorry, Yano, but I'm living out my dreams, and because I am giving the people of Japan a chance to see a Ballin' champion in action, I'm taking this title home with me when I get on the plane back to the United States!"
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