Hassan Hamin Assad (born Alvin Antonio Burke Jr.; October 28, 1973) is an American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the Raw brand under the ring name Montel Vontavious Porter (often stylized as MVP). He is currently the leader of The Hurt Business alongside Shelton Benjamin, Bobby Lashley and Cedric Alexander.He is best known for his time with WWE, and also known for his work in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) and New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW). Between the three promotions, he is a two-time WWE United States Champion, one-time WWE Tag Team Champion (with Matt Hardy), and was the inaugural IWGP Intercontinental Champion. He was trained by Soulman Alex G and Norman Smiley. Following the completion of his training, he began wrestling for numerous independent promotions, including a stint in TNA. During his time in these promotions, he won various championships in singles competition. He signed with WWE in 2005 and was assigned to Deep South Wrestling (DSW), one of the company's developmental territories. After being promoted to the SmackDown brand, he made his WWE wrestling debut in October 2006. Following his departure from WWE in 2010, he joined New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) in February 2011. He spent the next two years with the promotion, then left NJPW in 2013. Since then, he has returned to the independent circuit and made appearances in Impact Wrestling, Ring of Honor (ROH), and WWE.
In August 2007, Assad was diagnosed with Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome, a rare condition that causes the heart to beat faster than normal. The condition was discovered during his tenure with WWE, when he had undergone a routine check-up in accordance with WWE's Talent Wellness Policy, which otherwise would have gone undetected until it was too late.Assad has acquired numerous tattoos through his life, including a portrait of Malcolm X on the upper left portion of his chest, the sarcophagus of King Tut and the pyramids on his left upper biceps, the words "Monte Cristo" with the phrase "the best revenge is living well" in script on his right forearm (both references to the book The Count of Monte Cristo), the Eye of Horus on the back of his left arm, and a star on his right shoulder. He also has a number of homemade gang-related tattoos that he had done when he was a teenager.Assad has stated that he was a video game fan growing up, and that the finishing maneuver he used on the independent circuit, the Malicious Intent, was inspired by a similar move performed by Eddy Gordo from the Tekken series. He has been a fan of Manchester United FC since he was 13, naming Eric Cantona as his favorite player. Despite his earlier conversion to Islam, he has since described himself as an atheist and "infidel".Assad practices Brazilian jiu-jitsu, in which he gained the rank of purple belt after winning the gold medal at the Houston Open in the Masters 3 Ultra Heavyweight Division. He also won gold in the Open Division at the Houston Open, and silver at The World Master Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship in the Masters 4/Male/Purple/Ultra-Heavy Category. On December 2020, he won a gold medal on the IBJJF Masters tournament.
Hassan Hamin Assad was born Alvin Antonio Burke Jr. in the Liberty City neighborhood of Miami, Florida, on October 28, 1973. He grew up in Opa-locka, Florida. His father was a police officer. He joined a gang when he was 12, describing it as a "graffiti gang" which later turned into a street gang. He spent six months in a juvenile detention center after a robbery. He later completed nine-and-a-half years of an 18-and-a-half-year prison sentence for armed robbery and kidnapping, which he started at the age of 16. He converted to Islam while in prison and changed his name, though he is now an atheist. Due to his past criminal record, his visits to other countries on international tours are subject to permits and background checks for recent behavior.
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WWE SummerSlam 2021
The SummerSlam will be held in 2021.
WWE Hell In A Cell 2021
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WWE SummerSlam 2020
Drew McIntyre will defend his title against Randy Orton and Dominik Mysterio in his debut match at the 33rd annual "biggest party of the summer".
WWE Backlash 2020
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WWE Survivor Series 2020
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WWE Hell in a Cell 2020
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WWE Clash of Champions 2020
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WWE Royal Rumble 2020
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WWE Extreme Rules 2020
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TNA One Night Only: TNA Classic 2015
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TNA One Night Only: Turning Point 2015
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TNA One Night Only: TNA Gut Check 2015
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TNA One Night Only: Rivals 2015
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WWE : Brothers of Destruction
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TNA Lockdown 2014
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TNA Genesis 2014
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TNA Bound For Glory 2014
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NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 7
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WWE: Straight to the Top: Money in the Bank Anthology
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WWE: The Best of SmackDown - 10th Anniversary, 1999-2009
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CM Punk: Best in the World
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WWE: The True Story of WrestleMania
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The Ladder Match 2: Crash & Burn
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WWE Survivor Series 2010
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WWE Wrestlemania XXVI
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Eleven of the most gruelling Elimination Chamber matches brought to you from the WWE.
WWE Extreme Rules 2010
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WWE Elimination Chamber 2010
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WWE Royal Rumble 2010
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WWE SummerSlam 2009
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WWE Survivor Series 2009
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WWE Royal Rumble 2009
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WWE Extreme Rules 2009
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WWE WrestleMania XXV
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WWE Breaking Point 2009
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WWE Night of Champions 2009
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WWE SummerSlam 2008
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WWE Unforgiven 2008
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WWE Backlash 2008
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ROH: Stars of Honor
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WWE Survivor Series 2008
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WWE Judgment Day 2008
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WWE Royal Rumble 2008
The Royal Rumble was held for the first time in 2008. The event took place at the Madison Square Garden in New York and featured talent from the Raw, SmackDown, and ECW brands. The pay-per-view broadc...
WWE Vengeance: Night of Champions 2007
Vengeance: Night of Champs was the seventh annual event. The talent was from the Raw, SmackDown, and ECW brands. The event was held on June 24, 2007, at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. It was not...
WWE The Great American Bash 2007
The fourth annual Great American Bash was held in 2007. The event took place on July 22, 2007, at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California, and featured talent from the Raw, SmackDown!, and ECW brands....
WWE Backlash 2007
On April 29, 2007, a fight took place in Atlanta. The ninth annual event starred talent from Raw, SmackDown!, and ECW. The main match on the Raw brand was a Fatal Four-Way match for the WWE Championsh...
WWE Survivor Series 2007
The event took place at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. It was presented by THQ. There was a raw 2008 The 21st annual Survivor Series featured wrestlers from the Raw, SmackDown!, and EC...
WWE Royal Rumble 2007
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WWE WrestleMania 23
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WWE Cyber Sunday 2007
The fourth annual Cyber Sunday was held in 2007. Fathead presented it in Washington, D.C. One of the most important features of Cyber Sunday is the ability for fans to vote on certain aspects of a mat...
WWE No Way Out 2007
The ninth annual No Way Out was held in 2007. It was the last branded pay-per-view before the brand split ended. The main event was an interpromotional tag team match. The main match on the undercard ...
WWE Unforgiven 2007
The tenth annual Unforgiven was held in 2007. The event took place on September 16, 2007, at the FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee, and featured talent from the Raw, SmackDown, and ECW brands. The main...
WWE Judgment Day 2007
Judgment Day was held in 2007. The event took place at the Scottrade Center. Louis, Missouri. The Judgment Day event was the first inter-brand pay-per-view since 2003 and featured talent from the Raw,...
WWE No Mercy 2006
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WWE Survivor Series 2006
Survivor Series (2006) was a PPV presented by THQ's WWE SmackDown vs Raw 2007. It was the twentieth annual Survivor Series event, and it took place on November 26, 2006 at the Wachovia Center in Phila...
WWE Armageddon 2006
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Saturday Night's Main Event
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