Year: 2008

Hassan Hamid Assad, better known as Montal Vontavious Porter (or MVP), claims to have based his persona off of arrogant athletes he encountered as a doorman from Terrell Owens, to Stephon Marbury to the fictitious Jerry Maguire wideout Rod Tidwell. While he said the majority of athletes he encountered were cool (ex's, Barry Sanders, Michael Irvin, Shaq) he said one night Marbury was out of control and repeated the phrase "Do you know who I am?" so much that it finally clicked as the perfect gimmick for a heel wrestling persona.