MVP Speaks On His Days In Jail; Travel Difficulties, More

Andy Steven

In a recent interview with GoTriCities, WWE Superstar MVP spoke on his life prior to becoming a pro wrestler and his nine-and-a-half year prison sentence.

MVP said that he met a corrections officer who helped train him. “As a teen-ager, I ran the streets and got into all kinds of very serious trouble, which resulted in me going to prison for 9 1/2 years. While I was in prison I met a corrections officer who was an independent wrestler. Got out, started training with him and discovered that pro wrestling was my passion.”

He also noted that felony record makes it hard to travel. “There are some countries that Iâ<80><99>m not allowed into – Japan being one of them. When I go to Canada, thereâ<80><99>s all kinds of legal paperwork that has to be done. Thereâ<80><99>s a special permit. For the most part, itâ<80><99>s been almost 20 years since my conviction and I havenâ<80><99>t been in trouble. Thereâ<80><99>ll be times Iâ<80><99>m in the airport, they do a background check when Iâ<80><99>m going to another country and they pull me to the side. Take me into a room and check my stuff out.”

The complete interview is available at

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