Montel Vontavious Porter

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Montel Vontavious Porter

Montel Vontavious Porter on May 20, 2012
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, Miami, 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) is an American professional wrestler and rapper. He is better known by the ring name Montel Vontavious Porter (MVP). He is currently signed to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). He has also worked with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW). He is a former one time WWE Tag Team Champion with Matt Hardy and a former two time WWE United States Champion.[4]

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.[5] He has a rare heart condition called Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome.[6] He converted to Islam while in prison but has since described himself as a nonbeliever.[7]

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