MVP Says Ex-WWE Star Tried To Rip Him Off For “Crack Money”


On the list of people to try and mess with, WWE star MVP should be fairly low down but that didn’t stop former wrestling star Pat Tanaka from trying to take advantage of him when he was a rookie.

Pat Tanaka’s wrestling career stretches back to the mid-eighties but he is best known for being one-half of The Orient Express in WWE in the early nineties alongside Akio Sato. Under the tutelage of Mr. Fuji, the team failed to find gold in the company but they did pick up a win over The Rockers – Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty – at WrestleMania 6.

Tanaka had spells with WCW, ECW, and New Japan Pro Wrestling but much of his later career was on the independent circuit and not everyone has good stories to tell of their dealings with him.

WWE star MVP took to social media to reveal that Tanaka had allegedly tried to rip him off for money by promising bookings that presumably didn’t exist:

“True story. Pat Tanaka tried to rip me off for crack money when I was a young indie wrestler. He called me & told me to wire him 300$ ASAP for a “wrestling license” in Japan & I would be making 2,500$ a wk + a 50$ a day per diem. He didn’t get the money but he DID gain an enemy.”

MVP worked his way up from the independents to the bright lights of WWE in 2006 and captured the WWE Tag Team and United States Championships during his first run with the company. These days he can be found by the side of the giant Omos on Monday Night Raw and will likely be at ringside when Omos faces Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 39.