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Babatunde Łukasz Aiyegbusi (born 26 May 1988) is a Polish professional wrestler and former American football player currently signed with WWE, where he is performing in their developmental territory NXT. He previously played for a number of teams in the Polish American Football League, and had a stint with the Minnesota Vikings during the 2015 preseason.[2]

Babatunde
Birth nameBabatunde Łukasz Aiyegbusi
Born (1988-05-26) 26 May 1988 (age 31)
Oleśnica, Wrocław, Poland
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Babatunde
Babatunde Aiyegbusi
Billed height6 ft 10 in (208 cm)
Billed weight355 lb (161 kg)
Trained byWWE Performance Center
Debut30 September 2016[1]
Babatunde Aiyegbusi
No. 71, 69
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1988-05-26) 26 May 1988 (age 31)
Oleśnica, Wrocław, Poland
Height:6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Weight:350 lb (159 kg)
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only

Football careerEdit

Babatunde began playing American football in 2005 as an offensive lineman. He played in the Polish American Football League for The Crew Wrocław, Giants Wrocław and Warsaw Eagles and in the German Football League for Dresden Monarchs. In 2015, Ayegbusi was signed by Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League and he participated in their preseason program, playing three preseason games before being released as part of roster cuts prior to the 2015 NFL season.[3][4]

Professional wrestling careerEdit

On 12 April 2016, Babatunde joined the WWE Performance Center as part of a new class of recruits.[2] He made his professional wrestling debut at a NXT house show in Orlando, Florida on 30 September 2016, competing in a battle royal.[5] In April 2018, Babatunde started to accompany Lio Rush to the ring at NXT live events until Rush was called up to the main roster as part of 205 Live. Babatunde made his televised debut on April 27 at the Greatest Royal Rumble, entering the match as the 37th entrant and being eliminated by Braun Strowman.

On May 10, 2019, Babatunde made his Evolve debut at Evolve 127, defeating Adrian Alanis.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Babatunde Aiyegbusi". Cagematch. Retrieved December 22, 2016.
  2. ^ a b WWE Performance Center welcomes new class of recruits
  3. ^ From the Line to the Ring: Former Viking Babatunde Aiyegbusi Joins WWE
  4. ^ "Vikings Announce Roster Moves, Set 53-Man Roster". Vikings.com. September 5, 2015. Archived from the original on September 6, 2015. Retrieved April 16, 2017.
  5. ^ "WWE NXT Live". Cagematch. Retrieved December 22, 2016.