Wrestler MVP Releases Debut Single
Former United States champion’s debut track and video inside.
We here at the D aren’t ashamed to admit we’re fans of what goes down in the bubble that is WWE and pro wrestling in general. Call it escapism, call it male soap opera, call it the last vestige of vaudeville if you must; in any case, we’re not exactly ashamed of it.
What does make us uneasy, though, is when a wrestler attempts to transition into other media. When it works, it works well, and individuals like The Rock, Jesse Ventura and Antonio Inoki parlay their given charisma and people skills to make a life for themselves when their time in the ring is done. When it fails, though, you wind up with Hulk Hogans and Iron Sheiks cruising around the business long after their time, living off some horrid B-movie value their exploits in movies, music, TV and online “give” them.
So when former US champion MVP left WWE last year to go to Japan, we thought the man had landed on his feet, especially following some rather cerebral and honest podcast interviews. But few are the people unable to resist temptation, and the man has gone and released a pop/hip-hop single that, for all the wrestler cameos and little winks it makes to life on the road, unfortunately not so much veers into cliche as careens uncontrollably into it head-on.
It actually serves to remind of that Living the Life vid that was the meme du jour a few weeks back. Which is a surprise because he is, for all intents and purposes, a really rather intelligent fella. Is this in character? Is it a fantasy being realised? You decide.