A lot of surprises and shocks happened last night at WWE Night of Champions, but there were even more that many may not have realized. Both Kane and Chris Jericho returned to WWE television and got involved in big matches and angles. Backstage in Houston were a couple locals, but one of them is currently a free agent and it wouldn’t be surprising to see MVP return to the company.
According to Fansided, former United States champion Montel Vontavious Porter (better known as MVP) was backstage for the Pay-Per-View. Now, before jumping to conclusions or starting rumors, MVP does live in the Houston area. He may have simply been backstage visiting with friends.
Still, MVP is no longer with TNA Impact Wrestling after leaving the company earlier this year. That wasn’t a bad decision on his part, considering they currently don’t even have a television deal in place past the end of this year.
MVP hasn’t been with WWE since leaving the company back in 2010, but returning truly wouldn’t be a bad idea. Chris Jericho returned last night, as did Kane, and there are even rumors that Carlito could be on his way back to WWE, as well.
The mid-card division in WWE is looking to be the strongest it has been in a long time. NXT stars such as Kevin Owens have been called up and he is currently the Intercontinental Champion. Cesaro, Ryback, Dolph Ziggler, Rusev, and many others fill it up, and would make for great feuds with MVP.
Another big name backstage at Night of Champions on Sunday was Harlem Heat member Stevie Ray, but he also lives in the Houston area, per WrestleZone. Booker T had recently talked about wrestling at WrestleMania 32, but only if Harlem Heat could take on the Dudley Boyz.
Right now, MVP heading back to WWE is nothing more than a rumor, but knowing he was backstage at a big PPV is interesting. While he may have just been visiting friends, talks could have started up and he could have had conversations with Triple H about a possible return.
Night of Champions brought about a number of big surprises and returns to WWE, but the names backstage bring about some good possibilities. MVP’s appearance could end up being nothing at all, but he’s a free agent and could really make a splash if he returned to the company after being gone for many years.
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