MVP Talks CM Punk in UFC, Dusty Rhodes memories, Positive Mental Attitude, more

Jul 17, 2015 - by Steve Gerweck

Via Kevin Gill:

Excited to share the latest episode of the Kevin Gill Show, with standout professional wrestler and TNA standout MVP! He recently sat down in person with KG in San Francisco to record an extremely candid conversation for the weekly interview series.

Kevin Gill Show Episode 64

MVP talks about CM Punk In UFC, Memories Of Dusty Rhodes, facing a Lucha Underground talent for first time, Positive Mental Attitude and more.

I think it’s awesome. I respect the fact that it’s something he want’s to do and something that he pursues and is pursuing. That’s not a joke. You don’t step in that cage half assed. I compete in Jiu Jitsu, i do tournaments, I grapple. But I don’t get elbow smashed in the face. I have immense respect… Punk and I have always been cool going back to the indies and I dig the fact that he is doing something so totally out of the box… and well it’s really not that out of the box, except for the fact that he doesn’t have that life tip of grappling or standup behind him. From a business standpoint, what a great move for Dana White! Awesome. You’re gonna get brand new eyes on the product, that probably weren’t watching before, in the case of professional wrestling fans, and you create that curiosity factor. Even people who are (like)”I Just wanna see this”… and what if he wins? What if he is good? What if he does discover his second nature? I’m proud of the dude. Go for it! Live your life!

Every time he saw me he always had a hug and a kiss for me. Which is weird. Cuz i’ll give a bro hug, but i’m not into dudes kissing me. But with Dream, I didn’t flinch, I didn’t wince, it felt like a hug and a kiss from dad. He actually introduced me a few times as his darkest son. He would say “come over here baby, and give me some sugar.. This is my darkest son right here… ”

MVP ON Positive Mental Attitude:
I remember the day I got out of prison. I went in when I was 16, I came home when I was 26. I did 9 and half years in the Florida state prison system. I had this new attitude. Never again in life will I have a bad day, I’ll just have days I can make better. My worst day out here, is better than my best day in prison. The day I got out, I had spent over a third of my life in prison. It allowed me to see the world from a different perspective and say, Ok: Going forward these are the eyes I wanna look through: of positive mental attitude. I applied that, and of course, life is about peaks and valleys and when you hit those broke, hungry, starving wrestler trying to make it… some of those valleys kinda suck.. but when you get to those peaks, you enjoy them that much more.

I know some of the boys that have been there. I’ve heard stories about it which is why I’ve always wanted to go. Just the stories i’ve heard.. YEAH Sign me up, I want to check that out. I’m looking forward to it. I’m up for the challenge. I know that M-Dogg Matt Cross is a pretty impressive athlete, and with his ability and my ability I’m sure we’ll put on a great show. Those fans are there to have a great time, we’re gonna have a good time!

MVP also shares some great stories about Chris Jericho, CM Punk, reveals his thoughts on competing in MMA, creating his own character in WWE, how Dusty impacted his career and so much more!

As always, every episode of the Kevin Gill Show is recorded IN PERSON for maximum listener experience and sound quality.

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The Kevin Gill Show is 100% independent, self produced and funded weekly interview/conversation series with icons of wrestling and music. Past guests on The Kevin Gill Show have included pro wrestling superstars Mick Foley, Sean Waltman, Scott Hall, Rikishi, Kevin Owens, Matt Hardy, Scott D’Amore, Colt Cabana, Shane Helms, Chris Hero, Matt Striker, Daniels and Kazarian, Doc Gallows, Greg Valentine, Brian Kendrick, Rhino, Vampiro and Zach Gowen; and musicians including Violent J (ICP), Lars Frederiksen (Rancid), Andrew WK, Freddy Madball, Agnostic Front, Craig Ahead (Sick Of It All), John Joseph (Cro-Mags), Toby Morse (H20/OLOC) and multiple Juno Award (Canadian Grammy) winning musician Madchild. All interviews are recorded in person.

About Kevin Gill:

Kevin Gill’s performances alongside diverse commentary partners including Mick Foley, Matt Striker, MVP, Shaggy 2 Dope, Lars Frederiksen, and Violent J has gotten him a lot of attention in the wrestling world, and beyond. as he has has lent his voice to games like Saints Row and Backyard Wrestling, and has appeared as a cast member on FUSE TV’s Insane Clown Posse Theater, on the 2015 King Of Indies tournament broadcast, as well as in several films including the NYHC documentary.

Thank you so much for your time and consideration! Have a great weekend!!!

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