TMZ Covers MVP Signing With New Japan Pro Wrestling

Published On 01/31/2011 | By PWMania.com Staff | News

Thanks to TMZ.com for the following:

Ex-WWE U.S. champion MVP — previously barred from Japan because of his 9-year stint in U.S. federal prison — has not only been given clearance to enter the country … he just signed a deal to wrestle there.

According to sources close to the wrestler, Montel Vontavious Porter — real name Alvin Burke, Jr. — inked the deal over the weekend to compete for New Japan Pro Wrestling … a contract that involved TONS of red tape because of Burke’s criminal past.

Burke — who spent over nine years behind bars after being convicted of kidnapping and armed robbery when he was just 16 — had to fight tooth and nail to get the requisite visa given Japan’s anti-felon policy … but was eventually successful.

We’re told MVP will compete in Japan for at least a year — and his first match is in February.

Like this Article? Share it!

About The Author

PWMania.com.com is recognized throughout the entire professional wrestling industry as one of the top sources for accurate and up-to-date professional wrestling news, rumors, and information.