As we reported earlier, the WWE announced today that they have released Hassan Hamin Assad, a.k.a. Montel Vontavious Porter (MVP):

MVP noted on his Twitter that he was not fired, and he had requested for his release.

"No need for alarm," he wrote. "I did not get fired . I asked for & received my release. I felt it was time to go international & freshen things up.

"They're not screwing me this time. They're actually DOING RIGHT by me ! They've honored MY request."

Since that update, MVP posted the following: "We all have many dreams. Realizing one sometimes prevents you from realizing another. Decisions must be pondered & made ! Stand by ..."

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