MVP has boarded a plane to Osaka, as the first-ever IWGP Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion is for his first defense since winning the title last month in Philadelphia.
MVP scored the historic victory for the championship by defeating Toru Yano with the Take it To The Bank in 9:27 at formerThe ECW Arena.
This weekend, MVP defends his championship against Yano in a high-anticipated reamtch, and the proud title holder couldn't be happier.
"I have never in my life been the type to give things away. Sorry, just not my style," MVP said during an exclusive conversation with The Heyman Hustle as he left for Japan, "I have always dreamed of being an IWGP Champion. Everyone who knows me knows of my love for the Japanese culture, and my desire to represent in The Land of The Rising Sun. Well, now that I am the IWGP Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion, I'm not flying First Class all the way to Osaka, Japan to give this title to anyone. I'm going over to Osaka, in style I might add, to demonstrate the fact I'm going to be a champion everyone can be proud of. That won't happen by giving, that will happen by taking. Sorry, Yano, but I'm living out my dreams, and because I am giving the people of Japan a chance to see a Ballin' champion in action, I'm taking this title home with me when I get on the plane back to the United States!"
You can read more about MVP, and see over 50 exclusive photographs of his history-making title win, HERE.