Wrestler Spotlight: MVP

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Welcome to the Wrestler Spotlight. Today, we’re taking a look at former WWE, Impact Wrestling, and New Japan star MVP, who debuts for Discovery Wrestling next Sunday!

Aliasย โ€“ MVP (Montel Vontavious Porter), Antonio Banks, Asaak, The Lord of War

Nicknamesย โ€“ “The Black Godzilla”, “The Franchise Playa”, “The Ballin’ Superstar”, “Mr BDC”, “The International Baller”, “The Master Manipulator”, “Half Man, Half Amazing”, “The Ronin”

Debut – 1999

Companies Wrestled Forย โ€“

  • AAW: Professional Wrestling Redefined
  • ACW Wisconsin
  • All Pro Wrestling
  • Aro Lucha
  • Big League Wrestling
  • Brain Buster Pro Wrestling
  • British Championship Wrestling
  • Championship of Wrestling
  • Coastal Championship Wrestling
  • Combat Sports Federation
  • Crash Tested Wrestling
  • Crossfire Wrestling
  • Deep South Wrestling
  • DEFY Wrestling
  • Discovery Wrestling
  • Empire State Wrestling
  • European Pro Wrestling
  • Fight! Nation Wrestling
  • First Wrestling Society
  • Florida Championship Wrestling
  • Freedom Pro Wrestling
  • Full Impact Pro
  • Full Throttle Pro Wrestling
  • Fusion Wrestling
  • Future of Wrestling
  • German Wrestling Promotion
  • Greektown Pro Wrestling
  • Heavy Metal Wrestling
  • Heroes and Legends Wrestling
  • High Impact Wrestling
  • Hoodslam
  • House of Hardcore
  • Impact Wrestling
  • Impact Zone Wrestling
  • Imperial Wrestling Revolution
  • International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom
  • International Wrestling Cartel
  • Jersey All Pro Wrestling
  • Juggalo Championship Wrestling
  • Kamikaze Pro
  • Legacy Pro Wrestling
  • Legendary Wrestling Action
  • Lions Pride Sports
  • Lucha Ilimitado
  • Major League Wrestling
  • Maximum Pro Wrestling
  • Nacion Lucha Libre
  • National Wrestling Alliance
  • National Wrestling Alliance Florida
  • New Generation Championship Wrestling
  • New Japan Pro Wrestling
  • Northeast Wrestling
  • Ohio Valley Wrestling
  • Pennsylvania Premiere Wrestling
  • Preston City Wrestling
  • Pro Championship Wrestling
  • Pro Wrestling Chaos
  • Promociones MDA
  • Reality of Wrestling
  • Ring of Honor
  • Southern Championship Wrestling Florida
  • Southside Wrestling Entertainment
  • Sunbelt Wrestling Entertainment
  • Swiss Wrestling Entertainment
  • Turkish Power Wrestling
  • Ultimate Championship Wrestling
  • World Wrestling Council
  • World Wrestling Entertainment
  • WrestleCade Entertainment
  • WrestleMerica
  • Wrestling Superstar
  • X Wrestling Alliance

Titles & Accomplishmentsย โ€“

  • 1x All Pro Wrestling Universal Heavyweight Champion
  • 1x Big League Wrestling World Heavyweight Champion
  • 1x Coastal Championship Wrestling Heavyweight Champion
  • 1x DDT Pro Ironman Heavymetalweight Champion
  • 1x Future of Wrestling Tag Team Champion w/The Punisher
  • 1x Imperial Wrestling Revolution Heavyweight Champion
  • 1x and first ever Imperial Wrestling Revolution Tag Team Champion w/Marce Lewis, D Money, Nytronis A’Teo & Montega Seeka
  • 1x and first ever New Japan Pro Wrestling IWGP Intercontinental Champion
  • 1x Southern Championship Wrestling Florida Florida Heavyweight Champion
  • 1x World Wrestling Entertainment United States Champion
  • 1x World Wrestling Entertainment Tag Team Champion w/Matt Hardy
  • 2007 Wrestling Observer Newsletter Most Improved
  • 2008 Wrestling Observer Newsletter Most Underrated

Signature Movesย โ€“

  • Playmaker (Overdrive)
  • 305/Play of the Day (Jumping Reverse STO)
  • Drive-By Kick/Blackout Kick (Step-Up Big Boot to a kneeling opponent)
  • Irreversible Crisis (Double Underhook Crossface)
  • Oyasumi (Single Underhook DDT followed by a Keylock)
  • Take It To The Bank (Crucifix Neck Crank)
  • Take It To The Bank (Crossface)
  • Malicious Intent (Reverse Roundhouse Kick)
  • Ballin’ Elbow (Running Elbow Drop)
  • Fade to Black (Assisted Brainbuster w/Shelton Benjamin)

Alliancesย โ€“

  • The NWA w/Scott Andrews & Vordell Walker
  • The Hurt Business w/Shelton Benjamin & Bobby Lashley
  • The Beatdown Clan w/Kenny King, Samoa Joe, Low Ki, Homicide & Hernandez
  • The Terror Squad w/Marce Lewis, D Money, Nytronis A’Teo & Montega Seeka
  • w/Matt Hardy
  • w/Mark Henry
  • w/Shelton Benjamin
  • w/The Punisher
  • w/Quentin Michaels

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