X-Pac 1, 2, 360 Recap w/ MVP – Lio Rush’s Heat, Lesnar’s UFC Retirement, MVP’s Thoughts on ‘Mania Main Event, More!
X-Pac welcomes MVP to the show.
MVP informs that he has a Ted Talk that focuses on his troubled past and how it still haunts him today. When he was 16 he was arrested for armed robbery and served 9 and a half years in prison. He served his time and went on to become a successful wrestler who’s known around the world, but when he tries to do something simple like renting a house his lease applications are denied because he’s a convicted felon.
He notes that it’s obvious that the solution to this was to stay out of jail in the first place, but he adds that sometimes the simplest mistake or error in judgement can land you in jail. Not everyone in jail is good, but everyone isn’t bad either. He thinks 99% of people in prison can turn their life around if given the opportunity.
He admits that he was a terrible teenager, and in his case he didn’t make a mistake. He knew exactly what he was doing when he committed the robbery and he deserved the jail time he got. He thinks prison was the place he needed to be at that time. He owns his past and uses it as a way to educate the youth of today.
With that being said, he notes that convicted felons are in a tough situation once they’re released and it can be a struggle to get back on your feet in that situation. Background checks are required for job applications or even when looking for housing, and that makes it difficult to land on your feet when you get out of jail. He thinks something needs to be done about that.