Backstage Update - MVP's WWE Release & Future
Source: Wrestling Observer NewsletterRegarding MVP's release from World Wrestling Entertainment last week, he asked for it and it was granted by John Laurinaitis.
He had been unhappy for some time and asked friends more than a month ago regarding work outside the United States. While it was his call to part ways with the company, others noted that his prospects as a headliner were over. He was openly frustrated with newer talent being pushed ahead of him and was outspoken about it, similar to Matt Hardy and Chavo Guerrero. He had recently suggested changing his character to a rapper, but R-Truth already had the role tabbed.
He's a big a fan of Japanese wrestling and is particularly hopeful to work for New Japan Wrestling. He is also interested in working with AAA.