MVP has been all over Raw in recent weeks, primarily in the corner of, or as a tag team with, Lashley.
However, that isn’t the only superstar MVP has interacted with during this time and now Wrestlingnews.co is reporting that these interactions could be leading to a major stable.
The most obvious recruit to this stable is Apollo Crews. The United States Champion was reportedly to be turning heel around the time of the Money In The Bank PPV last month but this was put on the back-burner.
In our Backlash preview, we speculated that the Crews heel turn was back on based on his subtle swerve announcement on Raw that he would defend the US title on Backlash, not that night as expected. This week, the evidence a turn is coming mounted as he defeated Shelton Benjamin using the feet-on-the-ropes heel tactic and also engaging once again in conversation with MVP. This one seems a lock.
The other singles star mentioned is his opponent from Monday, Benjamin. This is based on a YouTube clip WWE posted of MVP approaching Shelton about securing him another US Title show.
The final name(s) mentioned in recent reports by Sportskeeda are those of a newly created tag team, Ricochet and Cedric Alexander. The two were recently put together as a team after reportedly losing the faith of Vince McMahon in terms of singles pushes.
Unlike the names above, the addition of this tag team is based on nothing but speculation at this point. We have already seen MVP associated with Shane Thorne and Brendan Vick on screen so this team would have to come into the equation when spitballing about potential other members.
Whilst all these names make sense, it remains to be seen if any of this plays out on screen. With Paul Heyman being replaced by Bruce Prichard as the head of creative, plans have likely changed from even this time last week. We can safely expect Crews to join up with MVP but beyond that, these rumours should of course be taken with a pinch of salt.
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