When it comes to the greatest managers in pro wrestling history, MVP has a clear number one while also mentioning some of his other favorites.
During his pro wrestling career, Montel Vontavious Porter was very successful in WWE during his run from 2006 to 2010. MVP was a former United States Champion and Tag Team Champion.
After leaving WWE, MVP had success in other promotions like TNA/Impact and NJPW where he won the IWGP Intercontinental Title.
MVP made his return to WWE in 2020 as a part-time wrestler (he won the US Title again) that has also been a manager for Bobby Lashley as well as The Hurt Business with Shelton Benjamin & Cedric Alexander. Porter also served as a manager for Omos over the last year.
During an interview with Josh Martinez of Superstar Crossover, MVP spoke about some legendary wrestling managers while naming WWE Hall of Famer Bobby “The Brain” Heenan as the greatest wrestling manager of all time.
“In my opinion, the greatest of all time, the man who I try to pattern myself after and who I was lucky enough to meet and have some interaction with early in my career, Bobby “The Brain” Heenan. As a matter of faction, in by diss track to Lashley, I even said, ‘Even though your name is Bobby, I got brains like Heenan.’”
“I think Bobby Heenan was the best to do because he was incredibly quick-witted. So sharp. He had an incredible mind for the game, and you know, most people are familiar with his later career they don’t realize that he was also a wrestler and as a manager, he would get in there and could take bumps as we say in the industry and that’s where I’m at right now.”
As he continued, MVP spoke about other managers while coming up with a Mount Rushmore of pro wrestling managers.
“I think Paul Heyman today is everything Bobby Heenan was minus the bumps. I hold up Bobby Heenan in the highest regard.”
“Mount Rushmore of managers, probably the late Gary Hart. I think Gary Hart had a big influence on me when I was younger because he always had the foreign guys…and his promos were very good. And again, being a Florida guy, I’d have to go with Sir Oliver Humperdink……Now that I think about it, man…I’d have to remove Humperdink and add [Jim] Cornette.”
That means MVP is going with Heenan, Heyman, Gary Hart and Jim Cornette as his Mount Rushmore of pro wrestling managers.
There have been rumors of The Hurt Business returning with MVP saying he is trying to put the group back together. Since MVP has been seen recently at ringside during a Benjamin & Alexander match, all that’s left is for Bobby Lashley to return to reform the once-dominant Raw stable.