WWE Raw Wrestler Undergoes Knee Surgery

Don't expect this Raw wrestler to be stepping into a WWE ring anytime soon...

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WWE's MVP has undergone knee surgery, reports the Wrestling Observer's Dave Meltzer.

There's currently no word on how long, exactly, the 47-year-old will be out of action. Whether or not WWE will continue to utilise him as Bobby Lashley's manager while unable to wrestle isn't known either.

MVP suffered a knee injury while teaming with Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin to face Riddle and the Lucha House Party on a February 2021 episode of Raw. April saw the former United States Champion confirmed to WWE Español that he was hoping to avoid going under the knife:-

"As many of you know, my knee has been bothering me for a while now. While it is better, it hasn't fully healed yet. We've been trying to avoid surgery so we're gonna try one more procedure. If that doesn't work, I might have to get some minor arthroscopic surgery for the knee but not yet. We're still gonna try another treatment first."

MVP went inactive as a wrestler between February and July, before returning to the ring to team with Lashley to face The New Day. His last match came two weeks ago, as he and Lashley won the Tag Team Turmoil match guaranteeing them a shot at the Raw Tag Team Championships.

MVP and Lashley vs. champions AJ Styles and Omos was then booked for the following week's episode. This was then forgotten about in favour of Lashley vs. Randy Orton for the WWE Championship, which went down on the same night as new champ Big E's successful Money in the Bank cash-in.

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