|Montel Vontavious Porter|
|Born||October 28, 1973|
Liberty City, Miami, Florida
|Lives in||Miami, Florida|
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Antonio Banks/Bank$|
Montel Vontavious Porter (MVP)
|Billed height||6 ft. 2 in. (188 cm)|
|Billed from||Miami, Florida|
|Trained by||Soulman Alex G|
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.
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. He converted to Islam while in prison but has since described himself as a nonbeliever.
References[change | change source]
- Montel Vontavious Porter Bio on WWE.com
- "Montel Vontavious Porter profile". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved April 7, 2007.
- "SLAM! Sports - Wrestling - Montel Vontavious Porter". CANOE. Retrieved October 15, 2007.[permanent dead link]
- Lennie DiFino (April 27, 2008). "Better than the Baller". WWE. Retrieved April 28, 2008.
- "A true MVP -- take it to the bank". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved May 13, 2014.[permanent dead link]
- "MVP's Most Valuable Program". WWE. Retrieved May 13, 2014.
- "Twitter/The305MVP: I'm a NON believer. I'm not attacking anyone's faith. I just feel religious organizations should NOT be tax exempt. Believe what you will". Twitter. October 11, 2012. Retrieved May 13, 2014.
I'm a NON believer. I'm not attacking anyone's faith. I just feel religious organizations should NOT be tax exempt. Believe what you will.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Official website Archived 2014-05-18 at the Wayback Machine
- TNA profile Archived June 5, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
- WWE profile