Montel Vontavious Porter

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Alvin Burke, Jr.

Alvin Burke as Montel Vontavious Porter
Ring name(s) Antonio Banks/Bank$
Montel Vontavious Porter (MVP)
Billed height 6 ft. 2 in. (188 cm)[1]
Billed weight 252 lb. (114 kg)[1]
Born October 28, 1973 (1973-10-28) (age 40)
Liberty City, Florida
Resides Miami, Florida
Billed from Miami, Florida
Trained by Soulman Alex G[2]
Norman Smiley
Debut 2003[3]

Alvin Burke, Jr. (born October 28, 1973), better known by his ring name Montel Vontavious Porter or MVP, is an American professional wrestler currently signed to New Japan Pro Wrestling. He is best known for his time in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) as apart of the Raw brand, where he is the reigning WWE United States Champion. He is a former one time WWE Tag Team Champion with Matt Hardy and a former two time WWE United States Champion.[4]

In 2011, He signed a one year contract with New Japan Pro Wrestling and pursued his passion for puroresu. TMZ reported that his prior convictions has made it difficult for him to acquire a visa because of their no-felons law but that he would be debuting in February 20.

He spent six months in a juvenile detention center after a robbery and later completed 9½ years of an 18½ year prison sentence for armed robbery and kidnapping which at the time he started it he was sixteen.

He has a rare heart condition called Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome.

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Alvin Burke, Jr. (Montel Vontavious Porter) on WWE.com