Former United States Champion MVP has revealed that a long-held belief among fans about his WWE ring gear is not true.
Montel Vontavious Porter, aka MVP, made his WWE debut in 2006 after being built up as having the “largest contract in SmackDown history”, at least according to then-onscreen GM, Theodore Long.
After several weeks of appearances in various segments on TV which firmly established him as a self-obsessed, arrogant heel, MVP made his first in-ring appearance to a largely hostile crowd.
To make matters worse for the star, he wore gear which was unusual in the world of wrestling, an athletic suit with full sleeves. This immediately got the crowd chanting “Power Ranger” at the future Hurt Business leader.
Since then, a myth has built up among fans who are of the belief MVP wore that particular style to cover up his tattoos, including one of Malcolm X.
However, the star has finally put that rumour to bed, responding to a fan on Twitter, he revealed the story was made up by “some internet idiot”.
“Nah. Some internet idiot made that up.”
Nah. Some internet idiot made that up. https://t.co/greotuLSUF
— MVP (@The305MVP) September 11, 2022
During his first run in WWE, MVP had two reigns as the United States Champion, with his first reign lasting an impressive 343 days. He was released from the company in December 2010.
Following his release, Porter spent several years in NJPW where he became the inaugural IWGP Intercontinental Champion. He then moved on to TNA, becoming the leader of the Beat Down Clan, and later appeared in various independent promotions.
MVP returned to WWE as an entrant in the 2020 Royal Rumble where he was eliminated by Brock Lesnar. He then went on to form The Hurt Business with Cedric Alexander, Shelton Benjamin, and Bobby Lashley.
Since that group split up earlier in 2022, he has been appearing as a manager for the giant Omos.