TNA Impact Wrestling star MVP, real name Hassan Hamin Assad, remembers the time he would visit the Miami Beach Convention Center to watch professional wrestling.
Flash forward to today, what was once an exciting outing has become a profession that has treated the former WWE superstar well causing him to travel around the world to perform inside the squared circle.
“I love wrestling and I want wrestling to do well everywhere,” he said in an interview with The Roman Show.
The born and raised Miamian will be in action at the BankUnited Center March 9 at TNA’s Lockdown on pay-per-view as he will serve as the captain of a team of four. His team will face off Dixie Carter’s team for the complete control of TNA.
It will be the first time in a few years MVP gets to wrestle in front of a home crowd, he said.
“ I am excited especially to be performing at the BankUnited Center,” said MVP who was born who grew up in the Liberty City area. “I am a big Hurricanes fans.”
In 2010, MVP was granted a release from WWE. He later wrestled for New Japan Pro Wrestling and made his debut to TNA in January as the mystery investor.
“I came to TNA to make it a better product for TNA and wrestling fans,” he said.
He said that he believes highly of TNA’s talent.
“TNA has always had tremendous talent,” he said. “The roster has had talent for along time. I’ve said I’ve wanted TNA to succeed. The more companies in pro wrestling there is best for the wrestlers and fans. You have options.”
MVP also talks about people he looks forward to working with on TNA, hip-hip hop hobby and his thoughts on collaborating with Miami rappers Rick Ross and Pitbull.