WWE News: Absent WWE Star Reportedly Expected to Return to TV Soon

Drake Oz@drakeozbrSenior Writer IIMay 14, 2012

Photo courtesy of WWE.com
Photo courtesy of WWE.com

You have probably noticed that a WWE star who once took up a lot of TV time on both RAW and SmackDown has been completely absent from TV lately. 

I’m talking, of course, about David Otunga, who has been of off TV for roughly a month now. 

After much initial speculation about why he wasn’t appearing on either show, we learned that Otunga was off of TV to be with his fiancée, Jennifer Hudson, during a murder trial that involved four of her family members. 

The trial is now over, though, so just where is Otunga? 

From PWInsider.com (via WrestleNewz.com):

David Otunga is expected to return to television shortly after fiancee’s Jennifer Hudson’s former brother-in-law was convicted Thursday of murdering her mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew. Otunga and Hudson were spotted at Six Flags less than 24 hours after the verdict was announced. 

I can’t believe I’m really saying this, but I actually miss Otunga. Seriously. 

The guy still has a long way to go in the ring (and I’m honestly not sure he’ll ever be a good wrestler), but over the last year or so, he’s transitioned into one of my favorite characters on TV. 

Why? Because he actually has a character. 

So many WWE stars today have no gimmick whatsoever, but Otunga has a very distinguishable one as John Laurinaitis’ legal counsel. And, oh yeah, he plays it well, too. 

Otunga has developed into one of the WWE’s most hated heels, and the coffee-sipping, bow tie-wearing corporate suck-up actually adds some intrigue to the storylines he’s involved in. 

He makes a great sidekick for Laurinaitis, and his involvement with the RAW and SmackDown GM, coupled with Eve Torres and Lord Tensai, has many seeing the makings of a 2012 version of The Corporation. 

No matter what happens with that, though, I’m glad to hear that Otunga could be coming back to the WWE soon—as long as he’s not going to be wrestling much or competing for the United States Championship. 

Perhaps we’ll see him as soon as tonight’s RAW?


Drake Oz is the WWE Lead Writer for Bleacher Report. You can follow him on Twitter and ask him any wrestling-related questions (to be answered in the B/R Mailbag) on Formspring.