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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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16.

Mrs.SMT    

Really? I mean come on whatever happened to if you don't have something nice to say don't say anything at all. Think about it he gets paid thousands of dollars to look like he gets the crap beat out of him, he's dating Jennifer Hudson and they have a cute family....hate to say it but Harvard or G.E.D he looks pretty damn smart to me.

945 days ago
17.

Jake    

OK douchetard saying he's not really a lawyer. Here you you.

"Otunga holds a Bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Illinois.[7] Following his graduation, he moved to New York, where he worked at Columbia University as a lab manager in a cognitive neuroscience center.[7] He later attended Harvard Law School, and passed the bar exam in Illinois .[4][8] Following his graduation, he worked for the Sidley Austin LLP law firm." -Wikipedia"

All of this can be confirmed through research beyond wiki.

He plays a lawyer in the WWE because the writers had trouble finding a gimmick for him. They decided to use his real life background.

945 days ago
18.

AD    

I think David Otunga is great- a good career as a wrestler and able to do cases as a lawyer for free. To me that is pretty amazing! JHud found a winner.

945 days ago
19.

buzz kill    

Who knew.

945 days ago
20.

Tyrone    

David Otunga - Attorney at RAW

944 days ago
21.

radicalred    

I'm sure Otunga's a nice guy and all that, but let's face it -- he's nobody but Tiffany Pollard's throw-away that became Jennifer Hudson's baby daddy. He's a cling on; period.

944 days ago
22.

JokerSnk    

he Mise Well Go Be A Lawyer Cause Wrestling Isn't Doing Anything For Him..

944 days ago
23.

Carmen    

I hate how he always turns to sue someone once they slap him in the face! Quit beening such a baby, you're a wrestler!

943 days ago
24.

chris gonzalez    

bring Stone Cold Steve austin to referee the leonidis vs. cm punk match or even better triple H. .... war wwe, my all time favorite ppl ...the Road Warriors... nuff said.

943 days ago
25.

Brain Hurricane    

I think that's awesome! This guy will be a big aid to wwe superstars and their brutal insurance/schedule when they hit the court room in the near future.

943 days ago
26.

kristie myers    

Why does this site and others cover wrestling stoies like it is a real sport? Please the WWE/ WWF is nothing but a soap opera on steriods.
Give gossip on REAL sport stars, not these redneck trailer trash never were's

942 days ago
27.

bunnie    

you look hot i like you the first time i say you on i love new york i wish i had you i would love to meet you one day

905 days ago
28.

ROSE    

I know someone who needs a lawyer immediately. Call 917-285-8752.

621 days ago
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