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David Otunga



Real name: David Daniel Otunga
Height: 6’0″
Weight: 240 lbs.
Date of birth: April 7
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Pro debut: May 29, 2009
Trained at: FCW
Finishing move: Thrust Spinebuster

Biography

– In November 2008, Otunga signed a WWE development deal and was assigned to FCW
– On May 29, 2009, Dawson Alexander (Otunga), Barry Allen & Jon Cutler defeated Abraham Saddam Washington, Derrick Bateman & Tonga (Otunga’s in-ring debut)
– On July 2, 2009, Dawson Alexander competed in the FCW Grand Royale Match, won by Johnny Curtis
– On February 16, 2010, Otunga was announced as a competitor on the first season of NXT, with R-Truth as his mentor
– On February 23, 2010, David Otunga defeated Darren Young (Otunga’s NXT debut)
– On March 30, 2010, David Otunga won an 8-Man Battle Royal to earn the right to guest host next week’s Raw
– On April 5, 2010, Otunga guest hosted Raw. ShoMiz (Big Show & The Miz) defeated Otunga & John Cena to retain the WWE Unified Tag Team Titles
– On June 1, 2010, Otunga was announced as the runner-up of NXT, losing to Wade Barrett
– On June 7, 2010, The Nexus (Wade Barrett, Daniel Bryan, David Otunga, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel, Skip Sheffield, Michael Tarver & Darren Young) debuted on Raw, attacking John Cena, CM Punk, Justin Roberts and the announce team before decimating the ringside equipment
– On July 12, 2010, The Nexus (Wade Barrett, David Otunga, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel, Michael Tarver & Skip Sheffield) defeated John Cena in a Handicap Match
– On July 26, 2010, The Nexus (Wade Barrett, David Otunga, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel, Michael Tarver, Skip Sheffield & Darren Young) defeated Evan Bourne, Goldust, Jerry Lawler, Mark Henry, David Hart Smith, Tyson Kidd & Yoshi Tatsu in an Elimination Match
– At SummerSlam 2010, Team WWE (Bret Hart, Chris Jericho, Daniel Bryan, Edge, John Cena, John Morrison & R-Truth) defeated The Nexus (Wade Barrett, David Otunga, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel, Michael Tarver, Skip Sheffield & Darren Young) in an Elimination Match
– On August 30, 2010, The Nexus (Wade Barrett, David Otunga, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel & Michael Tarver) defeated Team RAW (Chris Jericho, Edge, John Cena, Randy Orton & Sheamus) in an Elimination Match
– On September 20, 2010, John Cena defeated The Nexus (David Otunga, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel & Michael Tarver) by DQ in a Gauntlet Match
– On October 1, 2010, The Nexus (Wade Barrett, David Otunga, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel & Michael Tarver) defeated The Big Show
– At Bragging Rights 2010, David Otunga & John Cena defeated Cody Rhodes & Drew McIntyre to win the WWE Tag Team Titles
– On October 25, 2010, Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel defeated David Otunga & John Cena to win the WWE Tag Team Titles after Wade Barrett ordered Otunga to lay down for Slater
– On November 9, 2010, David Otunga defeated Edge in a Lumberjack Match to retain his position in Nexus
– In January 2011, Otunga instigated the removal of Wade Barrett as leader of The Nexus, replacing him with CM Punk
– On January 16, 2011, Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov defeated The New Nexus (David Otunga & Husky Harris) to retain the WWE Tag Team Titles
– On May 23, 2011, David Otunga & Michael McGillicutty defeated The Big Show & Kane to win the WWE Tag Team Titles
– On May 28, 2011, David Otunga & Michael McGillicutty defeated Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov to retain the WWE Tag Team Titles
– On July 17, 2011, The New Nexus disbanded, though Otunga & McGillicutty continued to compete as a tag team
– On July 26, 2011, David Otunga & Michael McGillicutty defeated The Usos (Jimmy & Jey) to retain the WWE Tag Team Titles
– On August 22, 2011, Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne defeated David Otunga & Michael McGillicutty to win the WWE Tag Team Titles
– In September 2011, Otunga adopted a new character, a legal adviser gimmick
– On October 3, 2011, CM Punk, John Cena, Evan Bourne, Kofi Kingston, Sheamus & Mason Ryan defeated Alberto Del Rio, Christian, Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger, Cody Rhodes & David Otunga
– On November 29, 2011, Randy Orton defeated David Otunga in a Street Fight
– On December 26, 2011, The Big Show defeated David Otunga by DQ with one hand tied behind his back
– On February 21, 2012, David Otunga defeated Ezekiel Jackson
– At Wrestlemania 28, Team Johnny (Otunga (captain), Mark Henry, Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger, The Miz, and Drew McIntyre) defeated Team Teddy (Santino Marella (captain), R-Truth, Kofi Kingston, Zack Ryder, The Great Khali, and Booker T)
– Since the end of 2012, Otunga has contested only 4 televised matches


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