Montel Vontavious Porter Biography
(American Professional Wrestler and Manager)
Birthday: October 28, 1973 (Scorpio)
Born In: Miami, Florida, United States
Hassan Hamin Assad is an American professional wrestler and rapper formerly affiliated with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). He is more popularly known by his ring name Montel Vontavious Porter and its acronym MVP. Assad had a turbulent childhood; he joined a gang at the age of 12 and later served multiple sentences for robbery and kidnapping. After his release, he began to train under former professional wrestlers Soulman Alex G and Norman Smiley. In 2002, he made his wrestling debut in the independent circuit. He worked for various small promotions in the early years of his career, including Full Impact Pro (FIP) and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). Assad signed with WWE in 2005 and had his first match on SmackDown in October 2006. In the next four years, he had a moderately successful career with the promotion, winning multiple championships. He was released in 2010 and has since then gone back to the independent circuit. He had also wrestled for New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) and Lucha Underground. Besides his illustrious professional wrestling career, Assad has acted in a few films and released several hip-hop tracks.