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[Montel Vontavious Porter Gallery]
Wrestler: Montel Vontavious Porter
Real Name:
Birthday: October 28, 1973 (see Notes)
Hometown: Liberty City (Miami), Florida
Marital Status:
Height & Weight: 6'3" - 252 lbs
Trained by: Soul Man Alex G.
Norman Smiley
Debut:
Previous Gimmicks: Antonio Banks
The MVP
Finishing Move: The Malicious Intent
~(Spinning back kick to the face)
The Playmaker (WWE)
Favorite Moves:
Notable Feuds:

  • FOW (Future of Wrestling) Tag Team titles ;
  • WWE United States Title ;


  • In The Beginning:
  • Antonio Banks was born on October 23, 1973. Some people have told me he was born in 1970, and others say it was 1980...
  • ~~~I made an inquiry with one of Banks' former employers and they said 10/23/73 is the D.O.B. on his Drivers Liscence..

    Florida Independent Circuit:
  • April 20, 2003 - NWA TNA Xplosion: Eric Watts defeated Antonio Banks..
  • June 24, 2004 - Smackdown!: Norman Smiley defeated Antonio Banks -dark match-..
  • August 6, 2004 - TNA Impact: America's Most Wanted defeated Antonio Banks & Sal Rinnauro..
  • October 9, 2004--NWA Florida: Antonio Banks defeated Amy Love..
  • November 12, 2004--Full Impact Pro: B.J. Whitmer defeated Antonio Banks..
  • November 20, 2004--NWA Florida: Scoot Andrews & Antonio Banks w/So Cal Val beat Billy Fives & Lex Lovett..
  • December 10, 2004--NWA Florida: Antonio Banks defeated Lex Lovett by Disqualification..
  • December 17, 2004--Full Impact Pro Wrestling: Antonio Banks defeated Erick Stevens..
  • January 7, 2005--Full Impact Pro Wrestling: CM Punk defeated Antonio Banks..
  • January 8, 2005--Full Impact Pro Wrestling: Antonio Banks defeated Mike Shane w/Ron Niemi..
  • January 13, 2005 - Smackdown!: Bruce Steele & Antonio Banks appeared as security assigned to protect Kurt Angle's medels..
  • January 22, 2005--NWA Florida: A.Banks & S.Andrews & V.Walker vs L.Lovett & B.Quartermain & B.Fives (NO CONTEST)..
  • February 11, 2005--Full Impact Pro: Antonio Banks defeated Scoot Andrews to earn a shot at the FIP at the 1/19 ROH show..
  • February 12, 2005--Full Impact Pro: Antonio Banks beat Scoot Andrews (sets up Homicide vs. Banks on a future ROH show)..
  • February 19, 2005 - ROH: Homicide w/Rocky Romero defeated Antonio Banks to retain the Full Impact Pro title..
  • March 12, 2005--NWA Florida: Steve Madison & Antonio Banks defeated Bruce & Rod Steele..
  • April 22, 2005--Full Impact Pro: Antonio Banks defeated Rainman and Jared Steel in a 3-WAY Elimination match..
  • April 23, 2005--Full Impact Pro: Antonio Banks defeated Ryze..
  • May 13, 2005--Coastal Championship Wrestling: Antonio Banks defeated Scott Commodity..
  • May 27, 2005--Full Impact Pro: Antonio Banks defeated Sean Davis by Disqualification..
  • June 11, 2005--NWA Florida: Antonio Banks defeated Rod Steel w/Ron Niemi...
  • June 24, 2005--Full Impact Pro: Heartbreak Express vs Antonio Banks & Don Juan was a No Contest when Juan turned on Banks..
  • June 25, 2005--Full Impact Pro: Antonio Banks & The Ring Crew Express defeated The Heartbreak Express & Don Juan..
  • July 22, 2005--Elite Wrestling Entertainment: Antonio Banks participated in the Florida’s Strongest Tournament..
  • ~~~Antonio Banks & Bruce Steele & Scott Davis beat Ray Gordy & Tommy Vandal & Sal Rinauro to earn slots in the brackets..
  • ~~~Antonio Banks defeated Vordell Walker (Round #1) | Roderick Strong defeated Antonio Banks (Round #2)..
  • July 30, 2005--Elite Wrestling Entertainment: Antonio Banks defeated Onyx..
  • August 5, 2005--Full Impact Pro: Antonio Banks & Rainman defeated The Heartbreak Express (Sean & Phil Davis)..
  • August 6, 2005--Full Impact Pro: Antonio Banks vs Rainman ended in a Double DQ.....
  • August 12, 2005--Coastal Championship Wrestling: Antonio Banks won three-way over Lex Lovett and Mikey Batts..
  • August 13, 2005--Coastal Championship Wrestling: Antonio Banks defeated Jerry Lynn..
  • August 19, 2005--Elite Wrestling Entertainment: Antonio Banks defeated Bruce Steele and D-Lo Brown in a 3-WAY..
  • August 27, 2005--Elite Wrestling Entertainment: Antonio Banks defeated Brian "The Blade" Gamble..
  • August 29, 2005 - RAW: Dennis Knight (aka Mideon) defeated Antonio Banks in a dark match..
  • September 1, 2005 - Smackdown!: The Shane Twins (Mike & Todd) defeated Antonio Banks & Buck Quartermain in a dark match..
  • September 2, 2005--Full Impact Pro: Antonio Banks defeated LaDuke Jakes..
  • September 3, 2005--Full Impact Pro: Rainman defeated Antonio Banks in a No-DQ Anything Goes match..
  • September 10, 2005--Wrestle Reunion: Jake "The Snake" Roberts defeated Antonio Banks..
  • September 17, 2005--IPW Hardcore Wrestling's Reunion: Steve Madison defeated Antonio Banks.

    Deep South Wrestling:
  • November 3, 2005--Deep South Wrestling: Kid Kash defeated Antonio Banks..
  • November 10, 2005--Deep South Wrestling: Mac Daddy Johnson defeated Antonio Banks..
  • November 23, 2005--Deep South Wrestling: Derrick Neikirk defeated Antonio Banks..
  • December 15, 2005--Deep South Wrestling: Palmer Cannon defeated Antonio Banks..

    Deep South Wrestling - Montel Vontavious Porter
  • December 22, 2005--Deep South Wrestling: Montel Vontavious Porter (aka Antonio Banks) defeated Ray Gordy by Submission..
  • ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ In the Second Hour: Roughhouse O’Reilly defeated Montel Vontavious Porter (aka Antonio Banks)...
  • January 19, 2006--Deep South Wrestling: The MVP (Montel Vontavious Porter) defeated Damien Steele...
  • January 26, 2006--Deep South Wrestling: The MVP (Montel Vontavious Porter) defeated Antonio Mestre...
  • February 9, 2006--Deep South Wrestling: Montel Vontavious Porter w/Eric Perez defeated Onyx...
  • February 16, 2006--Deep South Wrestling: Montel Vontavious Porter & Eric Perez beat Antonio Mestre & Onyx..
  • March 2, 2006--Deep South Wrestling: Montel Vontavious Porter defeated Scott Fantastic in a dark match..
  • April 6, 2006--Deep South Wrestling: Montel Vontavious Porter defeated Antonio Mastre...
  • April 13, 2006--Deep South Wrestling: Montel Vontavious Porter defeated Heath Mitchell.....
  • April 20, 2006--Deep South Wrestling: MVP & Eric Perez beat Ebony & Ivory (Damien Steel & Ray Gordy)..
  • ~~~Michelle McCool interviewed MVP & Perez (MVP announced they are going to be the new tag team champions)..
  • April 27, 2006--Deep South Wrestling: High Impact (Tony Santorelli & Mike Taylor) beat Eric Perez & MVP..
  • May 4, 2006--Deep South Wrestling: Montel Vontavious Porter defeated Kevin Matthews in a dark match..
  • May 11, 2006--Deep South Wrestling: Gymini Jake & Lex Lovett defeated Eric Perez & Montel Vontavious Porter..
  • May 25, 2006--Deep South Wrestling: High Impact (Tony Santarelli & Mike Taylor) beat Montel Vontavious Porter & Eric Perez..
  • June 1, 2006--Deep South Wrestling: The MVP & Eric Perez w/Quintin Michaels defeated Bryan Majors & Brett Majors..
  • June 8, 2006--Deep South Wrestling: Montel Vontavious Porter w/Quintin Michaels beat Brian Majors (aka Brian Myres),
  • June 9, 2006--Deep South Wrestling (Six Flags): Montel Vontavious Porter defeated Ray Gordy..
  • June 15, 2006--Deep South Wrestling: Montel Vontavious Porter w/Quentin Michaels beat Heath Miller in a dark match..
  • July 6, 2006--Deep South Wrestling: Montel Vontavious Porter w/Quintin Michaels beat Ray Gordy in a dark match.
  • July 13, 2006--Deep South Wrestling: Roughhouse O'Reilly defeated Montel Vontavious Porter w/Quentin Michaels by DQ.....
  • July 20, 2006--Deep South Wrestling: Roughhouse O'Reilly defeated Montel Vontavious Porter by DQ to retain the DSW Title..
  • July 27, 2006--Deep South Wrestling: Montel Vontavious Porter defeated Damien Steele....
  • August 3, 2006--Deep South Wrestling: Montel Vontavious Porter defeated Antonio Mestre...

    World Wrestling Entertainment (Smackdown!) - Montel Vontavious Porter
  • August 4, 2006 - SmackDown!: Montel Vontavious Porter debuted on TV and set up a meeting between his agent and Thedore Long..
  • August 10, 2006--Deep South Wrestling: High Impact (Mike Taylor & Tony Santorelli) beat Montel Vontavious Porter & Bradley Jay..
  • August 11, 2006--DSW Six Flags: Ryan O'Reilly defeated Montel Vontavious Porter to retain the Deep South title..
  • August 11, 2006 - SmackDown!: Montel Vontavious Porter was hanging around backstage and encourage Theodore Long to call his agent..
  • August 17, 2006--Deep South Wrestling: Montel Vontavious Porter defeated Tommy Suede by Submission..
  • August 18, 2006 - SmackDown!: Montel Vontavious Porter was shown sitting in a skybox supposedly still in negotiations to join SD!..
  • August 24, 2006--Deep South Wrestling: Montel Vontavious Porter defeated Ray Gordy......
  • August 25, 2006 - SmackDown!: Montel Vontavious Porter was in the front row and had a confrontation with cross-dresser Big Vito..
  • August 31, 2006--Deep South Wrestling: Montel Vontavious Porter defeated Heath Miller...
  • September 1, 2006 - SmackDown!: MVP said he wasn't afraid and when Theodore Long got the money right then SD! will be upgraded..
  • September 8, 2006 - SmackDown!: Montel Vontavious Porter said he wants what John Cena makes plus $1 for a salary..
  • September 9, 2006--DSW Six Flags: "Nature Boy" Ric Flair defeated Montel Vontavious Porter..
  • September 15, 2006 - SmackDown!: Montel Vontavious Porter said Theodore Long is standing in the way of MVP coming to Smackdown!
  • September 21, 2006--Deep South Wrestling: Montel Vontavious Porter defeated Kofi Nahaje Kingston in a dark match

    World Wrestling Entertainment (Smackdown!) - Montel Vontavious Porter vs Kane
  • September 27, 2006: WWE.com posted a press conference with Theodore Long announcing the signing on Montel Vontavious Porter..
  • September 28, 2006--Deep South Wrestling: Montel Vontavious Porter defeated Ray Geezy in a dark match..
  • September 29, 2006 - SmackDown!: Theodore Long officially announced the signing of Montel Vontavious Porter..
  • October 5, 2006--Deep South Wrestling: Montel Vontavious Porter defeated Jake Hager in a dark match
  • October 6, 2006 - SmackDown!: Montel Vontavious Porter cut a promo on stage hyping his debut at No Mercy..
  • October 8, 2006 - No Mercy: Montel Vontavious Porter (in-ring debut) defeated Marty Garner (jobber)..
  • October 13, 2006 - SmackDown!: Kane defeated Montel Vontavious Porter by intentional Countout...
  • October 20, 2006 - SmackDown!: Kane defeated Montel Vontavious Porter by DQ after a blatant low blow and bolting from the ring..
  • October 26, 2006--Deep South Wrestling: Montel Vontavious Porter defeated Shamu (??) in a dark match....
  • October 27, 2006 - SmackDown!: Mr. Ken Kennedy defeated Kane in a No-DQ match with help from Montel Vontavious Porter..
  • November 2, 2006--Deep South Wrestling: Montel Vontavious Porter defeated Kofi Nahaje Kingston....
  • November 3, 2006 - SmackDown!: The Undertaker & Kane defeated Mr. Ken Kennedy & Montel Vontavious Porter..
  • November 17, 2006 - SmackDown! in the UK: Montel Vontavious Porter defeated Kane in a Street Fight..
  • November 24, 2006 - SmackDown!: Montel Vontavious Porter defeated Kane in a Steel Cage for a major upset!
  • November 26, 2006 - Survivor Series: John Cena's Team defeated The Big Show's Team in a Survivor Series Elimination match..
  • ~~~John Cena & Bobby Lashley & Kane & Rob Van Dam & Sabu defeated The Big Show & Test & Fit Finlay & The MVP & Umaga..
  • December 1, 2006 - SmackDown!: The Undertaker vs Montel V. Porter ended in a No Contest after Mr. Kennedy & Kane interfered..
  • December 8, 2006 - SmackDown!: The Undertaker & Kane defeated Mr. Ken Kennedy & Montel Vontavious Porter (Bonus dark match)..
  • December 15, 2006 - SmackDown!: The Undertaker & Kane vs Mr. Kennedy & Montel Vontavious Porter ended in a No Contest..
  • December 17, 2006 - Armageddon: Kane defeated Montel Vontavious Porter in an Inferno match when MVP caught on fire!
  • Montel Vontavious Porter won the Worst Gimmick Award in the 2006 Obsessedwithwrestling.com Awards...

    World Wrestling Entertainment (Smackdown!) - Montel Vontavious Porter
  • December 21, 2006--Booker T's PWA: VIP w/MVP [on crutches] beat Santana (VIP was billed as MVP's younger brother)..
  • January 5, 2007 - SmackDown!: JBL interviewed Montel Vontavious Porter and blamed Theodore Long for his injuries..
  • January 12, 2007 - SmackDown!: Montel Vontavious Porter vs Big Vito failed to beat the clock in a SmackDown! Sprint match
  • January 19, 2007 - SmackDown!: William Regal & David Taylor & The MVP beat Paul London & Brian Kendrick & Big Vito..
  • January 26, 2007 - SmackDown!: Kane defeated Montel Vontavious Porter by DQ (MVP tried to douse Kane with gasoline)...
  • January 28, 2007 - Royal Rumble: Montel Vontavious Porter entered the Royal Rumble at #26 but was eliminated by The Undertaker.
  • February 12, 2007 - RAW: John Cena & Shawn Michaels & Undertaker & Batista beat Edge & Randy Orton & Mr.Kennedy & MVP..
  • February 16, 2007 - SmackDown!: John Cena & Shawn Michaels defeated Mr. Ken Kenedy & Montel Vontavious Porter..
  • February 18, 2007 - No Way Out: Chris Benoit & The Hardy Boyz defeated Montel Vontavious Porter & MNM w/Melina..
  • March 2, 2007 - SmackDown!: Fit Finlay w/Hornswoggle defeated Chris Benoit and MVP in a Money in the Bank Qualifying match..
  • March 9, 2007 - SmackDown!: Montel Vontavious Porter challenged Chris Benoit to a United States title match at WrestleMania 23..
  • March 16, 2007 - SmackDown!: Montel Vontavious Porter defeated El Gran Latte (Undisputed Champion of Hondorous)..
  • ~~~After the match: Chris Benoit accepted Montel Vontavious Porter's challenge and came down to give him a preview!
  • March 23, 2007 - SmackDown!: Montel Vontavious Porter defeated "Leichenstein Heavyweight Champion" Cedrick Von Haussen..
  • March 30, 2007 - SmackDown!: Montel Vontavious Porter defeated "Ethiopean Heavyweight Champion" Viko Vatamongo...
  • April 1, 2007 - WrestleMania 23: Chris Benoit defeated Montel Vontavious Porter to retain the United States title..
  • June 11, 2007 - RAW (3hr Draft): Montel Vontavious Porter defeated Santino Morella...
  • June 15, 2007 - SmackDown: Batista defeated U.S. Champion Montel Vontavious Porter in a Non-title match...
  • ~~~Montel Vontavious Porter interfered in the Edge vs. Flair match...
  • June 15, 2007 - OVW Six Flags : Montel Vontavious Porter defeated Chet The Jett...
  • June 22, 2007 - SmackDown: Batista & Ric Flair defeated Edge & Montel Vontavious Porter...
  • June 24, 2007 - Vengeance: Montel Vontavious Porter defeated Ric Flair to retain the WWE United States title...
  • June 29, 2007 - SmackDown: Kane defeated U.S. Champion Montel Vontavious Porter in a Non-title match...

    World Wrestling Entertainment - MVP vs. Matt Hardy:
  • July 6, 2007 - SmackDown: Matt Hardy defeated United States Champion Montel Vontavious Porter in a Non-title match...
  • July 13, 2007 - SmackDown: Matt Hardy defeated Chris Masters...
  • ~~~After the match Masters & MVP double-teamed Hardy...
  • July 20, 2007 - SmackDown: Montel Vontavious Porter participated in a Battle Royal for the vacant World Heavyweight title...
  • ~~~This match was won by The Great Khali...
  • July 22, 2007 - Great American Bash: Montel Vontavious Porter defeated Matt Hardy to retain the WWE United States title...
  • July 27, 2007 - SmackDown: Ric Flair & Matt Hardy defeated Montel Vontavious Porter & Chris Masters...
  • August 3, 2007--SmackDown: Matt Hardy defeated U.S. Champion Montel Vontavious Porter in an Arm-wrestling match...
  • ~~~MVP was so furious he wanted a wrestling match right away...
  • ~~~Matt Hardy defeated Montel Vontavious Porter by Countout...
  • August 10, 2007 - SmackDown: MVP said he had life-threatening surgery on his heart but intends to be back next week...
  • ~~~MVP was diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, basically an abnormal accessory pathway in his heart during a physical...
  • ~~~It can cause an abnormal heart rhythm and increase the risk for a heart attack...
  • August 17, 2007 - SmackDown: Montel Vontavious Porter debuted a new in-ring interview segment called the "VIP Lounge"...
  • ~~~Matt Hardy was MVP's first guest and he set him up for a Masterlock Challenge with Chris Masters...
  • August 18, 2007 - Saturday Night's Main Event: Evander Hollyfield vs. Matt Hardy ended with Hollyfield knocking out MVP...
  • ~~~Before the match MVP was in Hollyfield's corner but Evander got annoyed by MVP telling him what to do...
  • August 24, 2007 - SmackDown: MVP vs. Matt Hardy in a Basketball Challenge...
  • ~~~This ended with Deuce & Domino attacking both Matt & MVP...
  • August 26, 2007 - SummerSlam: MVP challenged Matt Hardy to an old fashioned Beer Drinking Contest...
  • ~~~Matt Hardy said that since MVP had a sub for the boxing match then he would have a sub for the Beer Drinking Contest...
  • ~~~"Stone Cold" Steve Austin was named as Hardy's sub, he gave MVP a Stunner and drink a whole lot of beer...
  • August 31, 2007 - SmackDown: Matt Hardy & MVP defeated Deuce & Domino w/Cherry to win the WWE Tag Team titles...
  • September 7, 2007 - SmackDown: Matt Hardy w/Montel Vontavious Porter defeated Deuce w/Domino & Cherry...
  • September 14, 2007 - Smackdown: Domino w/Deuce & Cherry defeated MVP w/Matt Hardy...
  • ~~~MVP got distracted telling Matt that he didnt need help, then suddenly Domino rolled MVP up for the pin...