Personal Information

Full Name Montel Vontavious Porter
Date of Birth October 28, 1973
Nationality American
Height 191 cm
Current Team(s)

MVP News

Potential hint regarding the TV return of former WWE RAW superstar after 4 months
Potential hint regarding the TV return of former WWE RAW superstar after 4 months
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WWE star shares cryptic message after being absent for 22 days
WWE veteran has a message for "Husky" Bray Wyatt
WWE veteran has a message for "Husky" Bray Wyatt
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7 directions for Omos after his WWE return at SummerSlam 2023
Former WWE United States Champion declares he's not yet retired
Former WWE United States Champion declares he's not yet retired

MVP: A Brief Biography

Alvin Antonio Burke Jr. is an American professional wrestler signed with WWE. He is best known for his work with WWE, TNA, and NJPW. He is a former WWE United States Champion and IWGP Intercontinental Champion.

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Early Life

Antonio Burke Jr. was born on the 28th of October in 1973 in the Liberty City neighborhood of Miami, Florida. He now goes by the name MVP which is the acronym for Montel Vontavious Porter. His father was a police officer.

At the age of 12, MVP joined a graffiti gang which later turned into a street gang. Due to the same, he had to spend six months in a juvenile detention center after a robbery. He was sentenced to 18.5 years at the age of 16 and served nine years thereafter. Antonio Burke Jr. converted to Islam while in prison and changed his name to Hassan Hamin Assad.

Professional Wrestling Career

Early Years (2002-2005)

After being released from prison, Burke began wrestling on the independent circuit. He wrestled for several promotions, such as FIP, FOW, TNA, and CCW, before signing with WWE.

WWE (2005-2010)

Early Years and SmackDown (2005-2007)

In 2005, he signed with WWE and began working for DSW. They later renamed him MVP. In 2006, he made his main roster debut on SmackDown. His first notable rivalry was against Kane. During his feud with Kane, he began teaming up with Mr. Kennedy. At Armageddon, he lost to Kane in an Inferno match and took some time off due to injuries.

After his return, he began feuding with Chris Benoit. At WrestleMania XXIII, he lost to Chris Benoit. After two unsuccessful attempts, he defeated Chris Benoit at Judgement Day to win his first WWE United States Championship. He won the WWE Tag Team Championship with Matt Hardy. He feuded for Hardy for a year before losing the title to Hardy.


Final Years (2008-2010)

In August, he defeated Jeff Hardy at SummerSlam. At Unforgiven, he took part in the WWE Championship scramble but lost. He won his second United States Championship after defeating Shelton Benjamin. At WrestleMania 25, he entered the Money in the Bank ladder match and lost.

In 2009, they drafted him to RAW. He spent the year chasing the United States Championship and teaming up with Mark Henry. In 2010, they drafted him to SmackDown but failed to win the Intercontinental Championship on several occasions. In December, they released him from the company.


Independent Circuit (2011-2019)

After being released, MVP spent his time on the independent circuit. He won the inaugural IWGP Intercontinental Champion. In 2014, he was signed with TNA where he formed the Beat Down Clan. He managed and teamed up with Bobby Lashley and Kenny King. He also played the role of an on-screen personality before forming his stable. MVP worked with TNA for over a year and was involved in various matches and segments. MVP worked for several promotions, such as HOH, TNA, APW, PCW, ROH, ROW, WCR, and MLW, before resigning with WWE.


Return to WWE (2020-Present)

In January, he made a return to RAW. At Royal Rumble, he made a surprise return. After the rumble, he made several VIP lounge segments before wrestling. After WrestleMania, he reunited with Bobby Lashley. MVP began feuding with Apollo Crews for the United States Championship and unveiled a new title.

After losing to Apollo Crews, MVP formed The Hurt Business featuring Bobby Lashley, Cedric Alexander, and Shelton Benjamin. The stable was dripped in gold as they won the RAW Tag Team Championship and the United States Championship by the end of the year. MVP became a full-time manager for the group and Bobby Lashley. The group were mainly against the faction Retribution and MVP acted as their manager before the members eventually parted ways due to injuries of wrestlers.


At WrestleMania 38, Bobby Lashley made his return to WWE after a brief hiatus and defeated Omos. The following night, MVP turned on Lashley and associated himself with Omos. He also helped Omos defeat Lashley at WrestleMania Backlash which led to a 2-on-1 handicap contest which the team of Omos and MVP lost.

On the February 20, 2023 episode of WWE RAW, MVP challenged Brock Lesnar to face Omos at WrestleMania Hollywood. The following week, Brock Lesnar appeared on MVP's VIP Lounge where he hit the manager with an F-5 and accepted the challenge.

Championships and Accomplishments

ChampionshipNumber of Times
APW Universal Heavyweight Championship1
BLW World Heavyweight Championship1
CCW Heavyweight Championship1
Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship1
FOW Tag Team Championship1
IWR Heavyweight Championship1
IWGP Intercontinental Championship1
SCW Florida Heavyweight Championship1
WCR Heavyweight Championship3
WWE United States Championship2
WWE Tag Team Championship1

MVP's Net Worth

WWE Superstar MVP is worth around USD 5 Million as of 2023. Do click here to read more about the net worth of the former United States Champion MVP.

Personal Life

In August of 2007, it was revealed that MVP had a rare medical condition called Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, which causes an abnormally fast heartbeat. The condition was discovered during his time with WWE when he underwent a routine medical examination in compliance with the company's Talent Wellness Policy. Had it not been detected and treated promptly, the consequences could have been severe.


MVP was featured in MacGruber.
MVP is billed at 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
MVP stands for Montel Vontavious Porter.
MVP's real name is Hassan Hamin Assad.
MVP suffered a leg injury in mid-2021 and thus can not take part in the in-ring action.