David Otunga

American professional wrestler

David Daniel Otunga, Sr. (born April 7, 1980) is an American lawyer, actor and former professional wrestler. He has worked for the WWE. He is a two-time WWE Tag Team Champion. He won it once with John Cena and once with Michael McGillicutty. He was a member of NXT (season 1) and was a member of the professional wrestling stable The Nexus.

David Otunga
Otunga at a WWE live event in London, England on November 11, 2011
Born (1980-04-07) April 7, 1980 (age 44)
Elgin, Illinois
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)David Otunga
Dawson Alexander
Billed height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Billed weight229 lb (104 kg)
Billed fromHollywood, California
Trained byTom Prichard
Norman Smiley
DebutMay 29, 2009

He was engaged to actress Jennifer Hudson.[1] Otunga and Hudson split up in November 2017.[2]

Early life change

Otunga is the son of a Kenyan father, Moses, and white American mother, Billie, both of whom were educators.[3][4] He is the youngest of three children.[3] He grew up in Elgin, Illinois. Otunga graduated from Larkin High School, with mostly A-grades.[5] Otunga holds a Bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Illinois.[5] Following his graduation, he moved to New York, where he worked at Columbia University as a lab manager in a cognitive neuroscience center.[5] He later attended Harvard Law School, and passed the bar exam in Illinois .[3][6] Following his graduation, he worked for the Sidley Austin LLP law firm.[3]

Championships change

References change

  1. "Jennifer Hudson Engaged to Boyfriend David Otunga". People. Retrieved 2014-06-12.
  2. "Jennifer Hudson and Fiance David Otunga Split". People. Retrieved March 31, 2024.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Pang, David (2011-03-22). "David the Goliath". Chicago Tribune. p. 1. Archived from the original on 2012-10-26. Retrieved 2011-03-23.
  4. "David Otunga, Chicago, Illinois". Kenyan Jewels. 2009-02-10. Retrieved 2010-07-18.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Pang, David. "David the Goliath". Chicago Tribune. p. 2. Archived from the original on 2011-03-26. Retrieved 2011-03-23.
  6. "David Otunga". 2020-09-21. Retrieved 2023-02-25.
  7. "Achievement Awards: Feud of the Year". Pro Wrestling Illustrated. Retrieved 2015-04-26.
  8. "Achievement Awards: Most Hated". Pro Wrestling Illustrated. Retrieved 2015-04-26.
  9. "Achievement Awards: Rookie". Pro Wrestling Illustrated. Retrieved 2015-04-26.
  10. "Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 2012". The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved 2015-04-26.
  11. "WWE Tag Team Championships - John Cena & David Otunga (October 24, 2010 - October 25, 2010)". WWE. Archived from the original on March 20, 2015. Retrieved 2015-04-26.
  12. "WWE Tag Team Championships - David Otunga & Michael McGillicutty (May 23, 2011 - August 22, 2011)". WWE. Archived from the original on May 23, 2012. Retrieved 2015-04-26.
  13. "Saluting the Slammys". WWE. Retrieved 2015-04-26.
  14. "WWE.com Exclusive Slammy Awards 2011". WWE. Retrieved 2015-04-26.

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