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David Otunga


ABOUT
David Otunga

Full NameDavid Daniel Otunga Sr.

BornApril 7, 1980

Height6'0"

NationalityUSA

ABOUT

David Daniel Otunga is an American actor, lawyer, and retired professional wrestler signed with WWE. He is best known for his work with WWE as a wrestler and commentator. He is a former two-time WWE Tag Team Champion.


  1. Professional Wrestling Career
  2. Filmography


Professional Wrestling Career


FCW and NXT (2008-2010)


In 2008, Otunga signed a developmental contract with WWE. He worked in FCW for a year before moving to NXT. In 2010, they sent him to the first season of NXT under his mentor, R-Truth. Otunga finished second on the show.


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The Nexus (2010-2011)


On RAW, Otunga re-debuted with The Nexus and attacked John Cena and CM Punk. The stable of rookies attacked several superstars and legends. At SummerSlam, Otunga was part of Team Nexus vs Team WWE, where they lost. After Hell in a Cell, John Cena joined the group. At Bragging Rights, Otunga and Cena won the WWE Tag Team Championship from Drew McIntyre and Cody Rhodes.


After feuding with Barrett over the leadership, CM Punk took over the group and Otunga stayed with The Nexus. He supported Punk and followed his orders. In May, Otunga and Michael McGillicutty won the WWE Tag Team Championship from Kane and Big Show. After Punk left, The Nexus was disbanded, and Otunga lost the titles to Air Boom.


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Legal Advisor (2011-2015)


After The Nexus, Otunga focused on his law background. He became an on-screen character and had sporadic in-ring appearances. He helped various general managers and on-screen personalities in storylines. Between 2011-2015, Otunga had sporadic wrestling appearances at SummerSlam, Survivor Series, Royal Rumble, and WrestleMania. He had several matches on RAW, SmackDown, and Main Event. In 2015, he officially retired from wrestling.


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Commentator and Panelist (2015-Present)


After his wrestling career, Otunga signed with the company as a commentator. He was a commentator on RAW, SmackDown, and Main Event. Currently, Otunga appears on pre-show as a panelist and occasionally commentates.


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Filmography


YearTitleRole
2013The CallOfficer Jake Devans
2016What Happen Last NightTiny
2017Days Like ThisLance
2017Live To TellLt. Michael 'Lou' Ortega
2019A Madea Family FuneralWill


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