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5 wrestlers who have college degrees

These guys are probably smarter than you!

Top 5 / Top 10 27 Feb 2017, 11:26 IST
Otunga graduated from Harvard Law School before his WWE career

Pro wrestlers face some pretty unwarranted judgement from the eyes of the public when it comes to their educational backgrounds. Surely no self-respecting, well-educated person would ever trade a normal job to be a wrestler, right? Wrong!

A lot of wrestlers are extremely smart people who decided to pursue their passion instead of a normal everyday job despite having the knowledge and skills to succeed in said normal jobs.

With a number of wrestlers coming from amateur wrestling backgrounds, it is a further advantage for them to take up a college education through athletic scholarships. It is a very big mistake to assume that just because someone makes it to the WWE and other wrestling promotions, they’re dumb. Life isn’t an either or scenario.

So, without further ado, let’s dive into your list of 5 wrestlers who have college degrees:

#1 David Otunga

We start off with the most highly qualified wrestler on our list, former Nexus member and current Smackdown Live commentator, David Otunga. Before making it onto the WWE as a part of the Nexus faction, Otunga was actually a practising attorney.

What’s even more impressive is that Otunga graduated from Harvard Law School – one of, if not the most prestigious law school on the planet.

Sure, his in-ring career may have crashed and burned before it ever took off and sure, he might be a terrible commentator, but there is no denying the fact that David Otunga is one very smart cookie.

It’s no easy business graduating law school and it is commendable that after all of the effort Otunga put into graduating from Harvard, he decided to take a shot at pursuing his dreams. If you’re feeling bad that he didn’t quite make it, though, put those thoughts right out of your head.

In addition to his impressive education, Otunga is married to pop star and actress Jennifer Hudson. Apart from a terrible WWE career, he has everything else going for him. Who knows maybe he’ll do us all a favour and get back to being a lawyer soon.

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