David Otunga Bio, Facts, Nexus, Career, Personal Life, Net Worth

If you are forever a wrestling fan and still remember this former professional wrestler “David Otunga” then you are awesome. He is an American wrestler, an actor and a lawyer whose full name is David Daniel Otunga.

Otunga is an original member of Nexus and the runner-up on the first season of NXT. He was the powerhouse of the team with his awesome strength and huge body. David though having a short career as a professional wrestler, was able to win two times WWE Tag Team Championship.

David Daniel Otunga
David Daniel Otunga

Now, let’s get to know more about this talented wrestler and actor.

David Otunga: Quick Facts

Full Name  David Daniel Otunga
Net Worth  $10 Million
Date of Birth  April 7, 1980
Marital Status  Married with Jennifer Hudson
Birthplace  Elgin, Illinois, United States
Ethnicity  African American
Professions  Professional Wrestler, Actor, Lawyer
Nationality  American
Eye Color  Dark Brown
Hair Color  Dark Brown
Build  Muscular
Height  6 Feet (183 cm)
Weight  104 Kg (229 pounds)
Body Measurement

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Online Presence

Facebook: 350 K Followers

Instagram: 292 K Followers

Twitter:  612.9 K Followers

Horoscope  Aries

Early Life of David Otunga

David Daniel Otunga aka, David Otunga was born on April 7, 1980, in Elgin, Illinois, United States. He was the son of Kenyan father Moses and European American Mother, Billie.

Otunga completed his education and graduated from Larkin High School then earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Illinois. David then studied law and joined Sidley Austin, the largest law firm in America.

How old is David Otunga? – Age, Height, and Measurements

David Otunga, the multi-talented person and a professional wrestler, is today 40 years of age. Otunga has an average body height of 6 feet and a total body weight of 104 kg, i.e., 229 pounds.

This 104 kg professional wrestler has dark brown eyes and dark brown hair colour as well.

Otunga in Ring
Otunga in Ring

David Otunga Professional Wrestling Career

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)

Otunga first signed to World Wrestling Entertainment in November 2008, on a developmental territory to Florida Championship Wrestling. Otunga made his first professional debut match on May 29, 2009, in a six-man tag team match under the ring name Dawson Alexander.

He then made another debut on NXT leaving FCW after few matches. Otunga had his real name on NXT and defeated Darren Young on his debut. On March 30, Otunga won an 8-man over the top rope battle royal.

David teamed up with John Cena for the Unified WWE Tag Team Championship against The Miz and Big Show which they were defeated.

The Nexus

Otunga along with some fellow wrestlers from NXT gathered up and formed a team naming The Nexus and began to interfere in most of the matches of WWE. Nexus started with the interference in the main event match between CM Punk and John Cena then attacked them.

Not only the competitors but they didn’t leave the announce team, General Manager Bret Hart, and many other wrestlers of WWE.

Nexus got seven-on-seven elimination tag team match at SummerSlam against team raw which The Nexus lose for their first time.

John Cena teamed with Otunga to win WWE Tag Team Championship from Drew McIntyre and Cody Rhodes on October 24. They lost the title on the nest night to Justin Gabriel and Heath Slater.

On May 23, Otunga teamed with Michael McGillicutty and became new WWE Tag Team Championship defeating Kane and The Big Show.

Achievements and Championship of David Otunga

David Otunga Champion
Otunga Tag Team Champion

Pro Wrestling Illustrated

  1. Feud of the Year in 2010 as the member of The Nexus vs. WWE
  2. Otunga was the Most Hated Wrestler of the Year in 2010 as a part of The Nexus
  3. 2010 most Rookie wrestler of the Year
  4. Ranked No.84 in the PWI 500 in 2012

World Wrestling Entertainment

  1. Two times the WWE Tag Team Championship with John Cena and Michael McGillcutty
  2. Two times Slammy Award winner

Wrestling Observer Newsletter

  1. Worst Television Announcer of 2016

Personal Life of David Otunga

David Daniel Otunga is happily married to an actress and singer Jennifer Hudson. Otunga purposed Hudson for marriage after seven months of their friendship on Hudson’s 27th Birthday.

The couple had their first child on August 10, 2009, and named David Daniel Otunga Jr. On November 2017, this couple sadly got split.


David Otunga Net Worth

This American professional wrestler, actor, and lawyer after having a great career has a total estimated net worth of $10 Million.

Social Media Presence

Facebook: 350 K Followers

Instagram: 292 K Followers

Twitter: 612.9 K Followers



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