MVP says he’s looking to retire from in-ring competition soon and become a backstage producer.
After an appearance in the Royal Rumble, as well as on Raw this week, Montel Vontavious Porter was interviewed by Corey Graves on his After the Bell podcast.
Graves ended the conversation asking what’s on the horizon for the former United States champ.
“I’m at that point in my career, 46 [years-old], and I’ve always said that my intentions were to retire around 45. I can still go. I’m still in great shape. I still wrestle just about every weekend. But I know the clock is ticking,” he explained. “So retirement is looming and after such an exhilarating and amazing weekend in WWE, I still feel that I have a lot to offer.”
“However, I’m at a point in my career where I think I’m ready to start offering my talents behind the scenes or in another capacity. So, in the very near future, I see myself hanging up the boots and moving from in-ring competitor to behind the scenes producer if you will,” MVP added.
For what it’s worth, MVP is close with Paul Heyman and sources say there’s been interest in making him part of the producing team.
Porter also noted on Instagram this week that his match on Raw against Rey Mysterio was his “final match” in WWE. “One for the history books,” he wrote. “My FINAL WWE match took place on Monday Night RAW against my close friend and legend [Rey Mysterio]. A great way to close out that chapter. The end of my career looms larger every month. It’s been one HELL of a ride! I’m not finished just yet. But soon. Very soon.”
Listen to MVP on After the Bell below.