United States
5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
251 lb (114 kg)
Date of Birth
October 28, 1973



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Born Alvin Antonio Burke Jr. on October 28, 1973, in Liberty City, Miami, Florida, MVP (Montel Vontavious Porter) is a professional wrestler currently signed with WWE. Known for his charismatic personality, he has also wrestled for organizations such as New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) and Impact Wrestling.

Career History and Evolution

Before he became a professional wrestler, MVP had a rough upbringing and served several years in prison. After his release, he began training in Miami and eventually made his way to WWE in 2006.
Starting with a unique prisoner-turned-sportsman gimmick, he soon became a prominent name on the Smackdown brand, engaging in notable feuds and tag team alignments. In 2010, he left WWE and took his talents overseas to NJPW, where he became the inaugural IWGP Intercontinental Champion.
He returned to the American wrestling scene with TNA/Impact Wrestling, before making his WWE comeback in 2020. He is currently part of the stable “The Hurt Business” and manages former WWE Champion Bobby Lashley.

Championships and Statistics

In WWE, MVP is a two-time United States Champion and one-time Tag Team Champion, alongside Matt Hardy. In NJPW, he became the first-ever IWGP Intercontinental Champion.

Major Matches and Rivalries

Some of MVP’s most significant rivalries in WWE include those against Chris Benoit, Matt Hardy, and Kane. His match with Chris Benoit at Judgement Day 2007 for the United States Championship stands out as one of his best performances.

Tag Team Partners and Allies

In WWE, MVP has teamed with Matt Hardy and, more recently, Bobby Lashley as part of The Hurt Business. In NJPW, he was part of the “CHAOS” faction.


As part of WWE, MVP falls under the umbrella of WWE’s numerous sponsors and brand partnerships.

Family Life

MVP is known to be private about his personal life. He has a son, born in 2012, but has not publicly disclosed other details about his family.

Finishing Move

MVP’s finishing move is the “Playmaker”, also known as the “Overdrive”. This move involves an opponent’s head being forced down to the mat while their leg is hooked by the aggressor.

In-Ring Attire and Entrance Music

MVP’s in-ring attire often includes a bodysuit with one full leg and one bare, often accompanied by a bandana or chains. This look is complemented by his entrance theme “I’m Comin'” by Silkk The Shocker, which plays into his confident, superstar athlete character.
In conclusion, MVP’s journey from prison to the professional wrestling world is an inspiring story of redemption. With his charismatic presence and knack for storytelling in the ring, MVP remains one of the most compelling figures in professional wrestling.