• Born: 10/28/1973 in Miami, Florida
  • Birthname: Alvin Antonio Burke Jr;
  • Height & Weight: 6'3", 259 Ib
Titles Won:
  • WWE Tag Team Championship – with Matt Hardy
  • WWE United States Championship (2 times)
  • IWGP Intercontinental Championship

He is best known for his time with WWE, and also known for his work in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) and New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW). Between the three promotions, he is a two-time WWE United States Champion, one-time WWE Tag Team Champion (with Matt Hardy), and was the inaugural IWGP Intercontinental Champion. He was trained by Soulman Alex G and Norman Smiley.

Following the completion of his training, he began wrestling for numerous independent promotions, including a stint in TNA. During his time in these promotions, he won various championships in singles competition. He signed with WWE in 2005 and was assigned to Deep South Wrestling (DSW), one of the company’s developmental territories.

After being promoted to the SmackDown brand, he made his WWE wrestling debut in October 2006. Following his departure from WWE in 2010, he joined New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) in February 2011. He spent the next two years with the promotion, then left NJPW in 2013. Since then, he has returned to the independent circuit and made appearances in Impact Wrestling, Ring of Honor (ROH), and WWE.

Notable Matches

vs. Chris Benoit at Judgment Day 2007

w/ Matt Hardy vs. Deuce ‘n Domino on Smackdown, August 28th 2007

vs. Shelton Benjamin on Smackdown, March 17th 2009

vs. Toru Yano at NJPW Invasion Tour 2011

Notable Feuds

vs. Kane

vs. Chris Benoit

vs. Matt Hardy

Other Notable Achievements

IWGP Intercontinental Championship

IWGP Intercontinental Championship Tournament (2011)

CCW Heavyweight Championship

FOW Tag Team Championship – with Punisher