Current Raw star MVP has sought to debunk a long-standing rumour about his career in WWE that involves his more unusual ring gear.
MVP first joined WWE in 2006 for a four-year run, the highlights of which included a run as WWE United States Champion, a lengthy feud with Matt Hardy where they also held the WWE Tag Team Championship together, and a rivalry with the Brothers of Destruction.
Upon leaving WWE in 2010, the star headed to NJPW where he became the inaugural IWGP Intercontinental Champion. A spell in TNA followed that was best known for his time as the head of the Beat Down Clan.
He returned to WWE in January 2020 as a surprise entrant in the men’s Royal Rumble match. Following that he formed the popular Hurt Business stable with Bobby Lashley, Cedric Alexander, and Shelton Benjamin before the group was split up. Most recently MVP has been by the side of the giant Omos since turning on Lashley.
Montel Vontavious Porter’s ring gear has been the subject of much conversation throughout his wrestling career with suggestions that WWE wanted him to have gear that would cover his torso and with it tattoos of leaders in black society such as Malcolm X.
Taking to social media, MVP responded to one fan repeating that claim to say that it simply wasn’t true.
Nah. Some internet idiot made that up. https://t.co/greotuLSUF
— MVP (@The305MVP) September 11, 2022