This Sunday: Watch a Former Opa-locka Gangbanger Perform Fake Body Slams on Pay-Per-View
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|Then: Sentenced to 18 and a half years for kidnapping.|
Alvin Burke Jr. was raised in Opa-locka -- perhaps one of the few cities this side of Baghdad where metal street-blocking barriers have been permanently erected to block machine-gun-toting marauders. He joined a street gang and in 1990, at age 16, got pinched in Broward County for kidnapping and armed robbery. He was sentenced to 18 and a half years in prison but was paroled in 1999 at age 25. He's said that in prison, he met a corrections officer who was an independent wrestler, and upon his release, he begab training.
|Now: Endorsing British cereals.|
And this Sunday night, he'll wrestle in the WWE Summer Slam, most likely against his arch-enemy and complete asshole Jack Swagger. OK, maybe we're getting a little too into this. But if you're not already sold on MVP, know this: The WWE makes him cover his chest when he wrestles because he has a tattoo of Malcolm X there. Convinced?