David Otunga

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David Otunga
Otunga at a WWE live event in London, England on November 11, 2011
Born (1980-04-07) April 7, 1980 (age 43)
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

David Daniel Otunga, Sr. (born April 7, 1980) is an American lawyer, actor and former professional wrestler. He has work 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.

He is married to actress Jennifer Hudson.[1]

Early life[change | change source]

Otunga is the son of a Kenyan father, Moses, and white American mother, Billie, both of whom were educators.[2][3] He is the youngest of three children.[2] He grew up in Elgin, Illinois. Otunga graduated from Larkin High School, with mostly A-grades.[4] Otunga holds a Bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Illinois.[4] Following his graduation, he moved to New York, where he worked at Columbia University as a lab manager in a cognitive neuroscience center.[4] He later attended Harvard Law School, and passed the bar exam in Illinois .[2][5] Following his graduation, he worked for the Sidley Austin LLP law firm.[2]

Championships[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Jennifer Hudson Engaged to Boyfriend David Otunga". People. Retrieved 2014-06-12.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Pang, David (2011-03-22). "David the Goliath". Chicago Tribune. p. 1. Archived from the original on 2012-10-26. Retrieved 2011-03-23.
  3. "David Otunga, Chicago, Illinois". Kenyan Jewels. 2009-02-10. Retrieved 2010-07-18.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Pang, David. "David the Goliath". Chicago Tribune. p. 2. Archived from the original on 2011-03-26. Retrieved 2011-03-23.
  5. "David Otunga". 2020-09-21. Retrieved 2023-02-25.
  6. "Achievement Awards: Feud of the Year". Pro Wrestling Illustrated. Retrieved 2015-04-26.
  7. "Achievement Awards: Most Hated". Pro Wrestling Illustrated. Retrieved 2015-04-26.
  8. "Achievement Awards: Rookie". Pro Wrestling Illustrated. Retrieved 2015-04-26.
  9. "Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 2012". The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved 2015-04-26.
  10. "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.
  11. "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.
  12. "Saluting the Slammys". WWE. Retrieved 2015-04-26.
  13. "WWE.com Exclusive Slammy Awards 2011". WWE. Retrieved 2015-04-26.

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