• Born: 10/28/1973 in Liberty City, 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 work with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) from 2006 to 2010. He is also known for his work in Impact Wrestling and New Japan Pro-Wrestling. Assad was trained by former professional wrestlers Soulman Alex G and Norman Smiley.

Following the completion of his training, Assad began wrestling for numerous independent promotions, including a stint in TNA. During his time in these promotions, he won various championships in singles competition.

Assad 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, Assad made his WWE wrestling debut in October 2006. In May 2007, he won the United States Championship, giving him his first title reign with the company.

That same year, he captured the WWE Tag Team Championship alongside Matt Hardy. Assad won the United States Championship for a second time in March 2009. Following his tenure in WWE, Assad joined NJPW in February 2011. He spent the next two years with the promotion, becoming the inaugural IWGP Intercontinental Champion in May 2011.

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