As noted, former WWE and TNA Wrestling star MVP recently appeared as a guest on the Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast. Below are some more notes from the interview.
On wanting to start a rock band and being more inspired by Chris Jericho transitioning from WWE to a music career than those moving on from WWE to acting:
“I’m more inspired by what Chris Jericho has done with Fozzy because you’ve heard some of my hip hop and my songs. I’m 42 [years old] and before it gets to be too late, I want to start my own hardcore band. Yeah, I want to front my own band and I’ve got songs that I wrote years ago and that’s a project that I’ve really been thinking about a lot lately that doesn’t take much to do.”
On being highly influenced by Ice-T’s heavy metal band “Body Count,” as well as Henry Rollins:
“I wanted somebody to write an article about me and refer to me as ‘the black Henry Rollins’ and Henry Rollins, I really dig his style. I really dig his spoken word, and his travels, and his intelligence, and his music.”
On WWE having no real competition, including TNA Wrestling:
“There is no competition and I don’t need that to sound mean or to take the piss out of [TNA], but WWE has no competition. You can have alternatives to [WWE], but there is no competition. In my opinion, certain people in managerial roles at TNA leave a lot to be desired and that’s the reason TNA is in the situation it’s in right now. They’ve been around for 13 years. At this point, they should be a solid secondary alternative to WWE [and] well in the black, but they’re not.”
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