MVP (Montel Vontavious Porter) is best known for his work with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) from 2006 to 2010. He is also known for his work in Impact Wrestling and New Japan Pro-Wrestling. In May 2007, MVP won the United States Championship, giving him his first title reign with the company.
That same year, he captured the WWE Tag Team Championship alongside Matt Hardy. Assad won the United States Championship for a second time in March 2009. Following his tenure in WWE, Assad joined NJPW in February 2011. He spent the next two years with the promotion, becoming the inaugural IWGP Intercontinental Champion in May 2011.
During a long interview with Wrestling Inc, MVP recalled when he visited juvenile detention centers: “It’s something that is therapeutic to me. But I remember being in a juvenile detention center locked up not knowing when I was going to get out.
I remember being in prison having all kinds of doubts what my future held. There were people who would come in, done time and got out and went on to be successful. They tried to present themselves as beacons of hope. I remember the boost I got.
I remember thinking it wasn’t hopeless because this guy got out and made a life for himself. Especially young men from the disadvantaged class, poor economic backgrounds, urban dwellers who grew up in very bad social circumstances can look at me knowing I came from the same general background and was able to make a way. Not everyone can be a professional wrestler, sing or dance, entertain."