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WWE Star David Otunga

Slams Competition

in Return to Lawyer Life

1/27/2012 3:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

WWE Superstar David Otunga
WWE superstar David Otunga took a break from his full time wrestling gig to return to his previous career -- attorney-at-law -- and much like his "Monday Night Raw" matches ... crushed the competition.

TMZ found out Otunga returned to court Thursday morning to represent a man who believes he was wrongfully terminated and denied unemployment benefits. Otunga tells us he was repping the man in his appeal to the NY State Department of Labor.

The proceedings took place before an administrative judge who heard witness testimony and arguments from both sides.

Otunga -- who graduated from Harvard Law School before wrestling -- told us he "smoked the witness during cross examination." The judge agreed ... Otunga's client won the appeal and will now get unemployment benefits.

Otunga says he enjoys keeping his legal skills sharp, and adds ... "If the outcome of the case is any indication of how I'll do in the Royal Rumble this weekend, then it looks like I'll be the winner."

By the way, Otunga didn't do it for the cash -- he took the case, pro bono ... By the way he's engaged to Jennifer Hudson.

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texas turd    

too bad hes still fugly

946 days ago
2.

Cole    

Vintage Otunga!

946 days ago
3.

Vegas Wrestling    

All hail someone who will never step foot in a TNA ring!!

946 days ago
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Googie    

Awesome!!!

945 days ago
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Truth    

OH PLEASE... DID JHUD PAY YOU TO WRITE THIS COMMERCIAL FLUFF PIECE, TMZ?? THIS Z-LISTED DUDE IS NO WWE "SUPERSTAR" BUT SOME IGNORANT HAS-BEEN REALITY WALK-ON. LAW SKOOL SMALL SKOOL, WHO CARESSSS... ANYONE COULD'VE REPPED THE GUY IN SMALL CLAIMS COURT. IF HE'S A HARVARD LAW SCHOOL GRAD DOING PETTY SMALL CLAIMS CASES... CERTAINLY DOESNT TELL ME MUCH ABOUT HIS BENCH SKILLS, LOL! BESIDES, WE ALL KNOW JHUD IS THE BREAD WINNER AND SHE'S JUST SOME FAT CHIC FROM SOUTH SIDE CHI-TOWN PAID TO LOSE WEIGHT. ALL HER ALBUMS AND MOVIES HAVE FLOPPED SINCE DREAM GIRLS... SMH. #TRUTH!!

945 days ago
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The PMG    

I don't know what matches you've been watching lately where he crushed competition, but he's so bad that they have him in a lawyer role to keep him OUT of the ring.

945 days ago
7.

nolabanks    

We all know Mike Chioda's the real star of this story.

945 days ago
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sPaNkdEnALgAs    

Wow, Jennifer Hudson got herself a catch here....a fit brainiac, wow! She killed two birds with one stone!

945 days ago
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ladydiinpa    

He is not a wrestling superstar,,come on..
wish him, Jen & the baby success..

945 days ago
10.

Pebblebeach    

he aint shi@

945 days ago
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Gloria    

Has anybody really confirmed that he is a graduate of Harvard Law school did he pass the bar, what made him do reality i meam fake reality tv instead of being a harvard I mean really winning a unemployment case as your first case as a pretend lawyer thousands of people can win that type of case on there own

Ryan Don't believe everything you see on WWE it is all a story line.

945 days ago
12.

dusts    

I feel the need to point out that this idiot was on that reality show I Love New York. He is no lawyer, just a fame whore.

945 days ago
13.

superbadnerves1    

He did this because jennifer was like Im not jumping the broom with you until you show me something that will hold me down if you get to old to wrestle she needs to be secure she is not a dummy. Harvard law school and you running around in your underwear oh please knock it off can you say prenup please

945 days ago
14.

JustAMom    

I am sorry he will always be Punk from I Love New York to me lol

945 days ago
15.

Ivan    

-sign with WWE
-graduate Harvard
-have a beautiful wife
-be ripped

And the winners of the Internet have spoken: "Loser"

945 days ago
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