Montel Vontavious Porter is an American professional wrestler who had started competing in several independent promotions in 2002 after which he had participated in numerous globally popular promotions such as World Wrestling Entertainment (2005–2010, 2018−Present), New Japan Pro Wrestling (2011–2013), Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (2014–2015, 2019), Major League Wrestling (2017–2018). Between 2013 and 2019, he had participated in numerous competitions around the world, on the independent circuit. Over the course of his career, he has won several titles including the All Pro Wrestling Universal Heavyweight Championship, the Big League Wrestling World Heavyweight Championship, the Imperial Wrestling Revolution Heavyweight Championship, the New Japan Pro Wrestling Intercontinental Championship, the WWE United States Championship (3 times), and the WWE Tag Team Championship.

Born Name

Alvin Antonio Burke Jr.

Nick Name

Antonio Banks, Lord of War, Montel Vontavious Porter, MVP

Sun Sign


Born Place

Liberty City, Miami, Florida, United States


Harris County, Texas, United States




Professional Wrestler


  • Father – Alvin Antonio Burke Sr. (Former Police Officer)
  • Mother – Lynne Magruder (Former Call Centre Employee)
  • Siblings – Brad (Younger Brother), Justin (Younger Brother)




6 ft 3 in or 190.5 cm


117 kg or 258 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Montel Vontavious Porter has dated –

He has a son from an unnamed previous relationship.

Race / Ethnicity


He is of African-American descent.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Close-cropped hair
  • Has a portrait of human rights activist Malcolm X tattooed on the upper left portion of his chest
  • Has the sarcophagus of Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun and a few pyramids tattooed on his left bicep
  • Often sports a rugged beard
  • Has the words ‘Monte Cristo’ and the phrase ‘The Best Revenge is Living Well’ tattooed on his right forearm
  • Bulky frame
  • Has the ‘Eye of Horus’ (an ancient Egyptian symbol of power and good health) tattooed on the back of his left arm and a star tattooed on his right shoulder
  • Has a number of gang-related tattoos all over his upper torso


Agnostic Atheism

Montel Vontavious Porter Facts

  1. Born in the Liberty City neighborhood of Miami, Montel had grown up in  Opa-locka, Florida, where his father was a police officer. His teenage years though had taken quite a different turn after he had joined a street gang at the age of 12. He had even spent about 6 months in a juvenile detention center after a robbery.
  2. At the age of 16, he was handed an 18-and-a-half-year prison sentence after being found guilty of armed robbery and kidnapping. He was released after serving 9-and-a-half-years of his jail term. While in jail, he had converted to Islam and had changed his name from Alvin Antonio Burke Jr. to Hassan Hamin Assad. He later renounced the religion and became an atheist.
  3. Due to his extensive criminal record in the past, he has often had to face thorough and extensive background checks to attain permits and visas for visits to other countries on international tours.
  4. In 2008, he was ranked at number 23 in the ‘PWI 500’, an annual list of the 500 best wrestlers in the world, published by Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) magazine.

Featured Image by Montel Vontavious Porter / Instagram


Facts of Montel Vontavious Porter

  • full nameMontel Vontavious Porter
  • Date of Birth October 28, 1973
  • Age 48 years 0 months
  • Horoscope Scorpio
  • Lucky Number 4
  • Lucky Stone Garnet
  • Lucky Color Purple
  • Best Match for Marriage Capricorn, Cancer, Pisces
  • weight117 kg
  • height6 ft 3 in

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