The following was posted on WWE.com late this afternoon:
MVP made his first appearance on the Smackdown brand in 2006 and is perhaps best known for his U.S. title feuds during that time with Chris Benoit and Matt Hardy. He also had a short-lived stint on the Raw brand before being drafted back to Smackdown as part of this year’s Supplemental Draft. He had recently debuted new theme music on TV.
More on this story as it develops.
Based on comments made on his Twitter account, it appears MVP went to WWE and asked for his release, which was granted to him. He has expressed great interest in the past in wrestling in Japan, and more specifically, competing against Masahiro Chono, so it should come as no surprise that he has also made a Twitter comment about “going international” and freshening things up.