MVP Talks John Cena & His Rapping Ability, A WWE Return, Orton & More
Source: The Miami HeraldThe Miami Herald has an interview with MVP. Here are some highlights:
The heat John Cena receives: "It irks me when I hear people talk about John Cena in a negative way. John Cena draws so much ire from people because WWE has literally shoved him down people's throats as the All American good guy babyface. People get sick of it. Whether you like him or not, you can't deny John is an amazing entertainer. I think some of that shallow dislike and hatred for him goes into people who say as a rapper he sucks, which he doesn't."
Cena's rapping ability: "The guy is exceptionally good. His freestyle abilities are better than most. For the people who say that he sucks, he could probably beat your favorite rapper in a freestyle competition. We sat in my studio in my house listening to a few beats and wrote a few things. They were really good. The one that I liked the most was something we worked on called 'Urban Desperado.' We were both very pleased with what we came up with, and I had the idea that I wanted to have R-Truth on it as well."
Recently hanging out with Cena: "I talked to John when WWE came to Tokyo. I was there. We stayed in the same hotel and hung out. I told him I was working on some stuff and asked if he wanted to get together to record some new stuff. He said, 'Give me 16 bars, and I got you.' So who knows? John Cena may make an appearance on this EP/mixtape I'm going to put out."
On a potential book: "Paul [Heyman] and I met with a publishing agent and discussed shopping a book deal. It was something I was eager to do. Since then, I have kind of stepped back from it a bit. I talked to Paul about this recently. I almost feel like it is premature. I think it might be too soon for me to come out with my book. If I did, I may have to do what [Chris] Jericho did and break it down into two parts. My story from the way I grew up and everything I've been through, my journey to WWE and post-WWE, my time in Japan and some of these other projects I'm undertaking. There is so much to write about it. We'll see what happens. I do intend to put out a book, but not as soon as I said I initially would."
Guys he'd like to work with in WWE: "There are some new guys there that show some promise. I've never had the opportunity to work with Daniel Bryan, who is one of my favorites. On the indies I loved the American Dragon. I thought he was an incredible talent. Randy Orton and I almost had a feud when I came over to Raw, and for whatever reason, they put the brakes on it. I'd like to work a program with Randy. The one match Randy and I had was awesome. We just went out there and worked. He praised me afterward.
"Some people say Randy can be a hard guy to get along with. I get along great with Randy. The one time we actually got to work on Monday Night Raw, we had a great match, and I had an awesome time. I can't forget CM Punk, my boy from FIP [Full Impact Pro Wrestling]. He is at the top of his game now. We had the opportunity to work once on the indies, and we had one match in [WWE's] ECW. I would love to work a program with him. That would be great. If I did come back, I think I would want to be exclusive to SmackDown. I think I would want to go back there and help that brand and some of the younger guys."
Much more is contained in the interview, you can check it out at this link.
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