David Otunga

Professional Wrestler
Born Apr 7, 1982

David Daniel Otunga, Sr. is an American lawyer, professional wrestler, and former reality television actor. He is signed to WWE, appearing on the Raw brand under his real name. He's a two-time WWE Tag Team Champion, having one reign each with Michael McGillicutty and John Cena. He was the runner-up on the first season of NXT. Otunga was also the last original member of The Nexus and The New Nexus.… Read More

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  • I'm Gonna Be (310 Miles): This Week In Daily Giving
    Huffington Post - Oct 18, 2016
  • Interview: David Otunga Enjoys Wwe Analyst Role For Now
    Chicago Times - Feb 26, 2015
  • Jennifer Hudson Flaunts Black Bra At Carnival Live Performance
    Just Jared - Jan 22, 2014
  • Interview: Wwe's David Otunga Featured On 'muscle & Fitness' Cover
    Chicago Times - Nov 21, 2013


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of David Otunga.


1980 Birth Born on April 7, 1980.


1998 18 Years Old Otunga graduated from Larkin High School in 1998, with a perfect 4. GPA. … Read More


2007 27 Years Old In 2007, after his niece submitted his audition tape, Otunga was chosen to be a contestant on I Love New York 2 and given the nickname "Punk". … Read More
2008 28 Years Old In November 2008, Otunga signed a developmental contract with World Wrestling Entertainment and was assigned to its development territory, Florida Championship Wrestling.
2009 29 Years Old 1 More Event
He made his debut on May 29, 2009, under the ring name Dawson Alexander, in a six-man tag team match. … Read More


2010 30 Years Old On February 16, 2010, after numerous dark matches on both Raw and SmackDown, it was announced that Otunga would wrestle on the first season of NXT under his real name, with R-Truth as his storyline mentor. … Read More
2011 31 Years Old In January 2011, Barrett was exiled from Nexus and CM Punk took over his spot as the leader of the group. … Read More
2012 32 Years Old …  He obtained his first win since returning to singles competition on the January 13, 2012, episode of SmackDown, defeating Santino Marella. … Read More
2013 33 Years Old …  Otunga competed in the 2013 Royal Rumble match entering at #9 but was eliminated by Sheamus. … Read More
2014 34 Years Old Otunga returned on April 6, 2014 in the André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania XXX and was eliminated by Big E.
Otunga did not make any WWE appearances again until he returned to live events on January 9, 2015.
2016 36 Years Old 1 More Event
In June 2016, Otunga left his position on the Raw pre-show panel, where he joined the commentary team alongside Tom Phillips for both Superstars and Main Event. … Read More
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