MVP recalled forming a friendship with the Iron Sheik based on their shared love of marijuana.
Former WWE United States Champion MVP is known to indulge in cannabis, and speaking to Peter Rosenberg on a recent episode of Cheap Heat, he recalled wanting to smoke with the Iron Sheik and giving him some of his stash.
“The very first time I met the Iron Sheik was in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at a TV taping. I recall earlier that day asking Teddy Long about Sheiky Baby because I wanted to smoke with him. He said, ‘Yeah, he’s cool, man, go holla at him.’ I said, ‘Alright.’ You know, I had some sticky-icky that I wanted to share with the legend. The medicine.
“I saw him and I walked up and I said, ‘Sheiky Baby, I have some medicine for you.’ He goes, ‘God bless you. Thank you. God bless you. You have medicine for the Sheiky Baby?’ I gave it to him. I didn’t get to smoke with him that day, but I gave it to him. Later on, I ran into Teddy, and Teddy said that when he saw Sheiky he said, ‘Hey, Sheiky, MVP was looking for you. He’s got a little something for you.’ Legendary, forevermore, I will be known as The Gimmick Man, because Sheiky said to Teddy Long, Gimmick Man? I talked to him, he have present for me.'”
While he didn’t get to smoke with the WWE Hall of Famer on that occasion, Montel Vontavious Porter said that he and Sheik eventually became friends, and he continued to give medicine to the legendary wrestler whenever he could.
“Every time I saw Iron Sheik after that, if I didn’t have any, I would find some just to pay tribute to the legend, to give Sheiky Baby his medicine. After that we became pals. I mean, once I even had him do my voicemail for me. It was funny. You call me up and Sheiky Baby was was my voicemail message, and the number of people that thought they got the wrong number or were confused — because he never called me MVP. Never. It was always PVM, MPV. He never got MVP.”