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Meet 4 WWE Wrestlers That Are Originally From Nigeria (Photos)

1. Apollo Crews

Sesugh Uhaa Mumba, better known by his ring name Apollo Crews, is a 33-year-old American professional wrestler who is presently contracted to the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).

His professional wrestling career began in 2009, when he competed in the WCW. He first came to public attention in 2011 after signing a contract with the Dragon Gate USA promotion.

He signed with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in 2015, six years after joining the company. He was allocated to the NXT brand, where he was given his current ring moniker, Apollo Crews, as a result of the signing. The next year, he was promoted to the WWE main roster, where he went on to win the United States Championship the following year and, subsequently, the Intercontinental Championship at WrestleMania 37.

The fact that his parents are Nigerians from Vandeikya Local Government in Benue State, despite the fact that he was born in the American city of Sacramento in the state of California.

2. Ezra Judge

Former gridiron player and wrestler Ezekwesiri Nduka Jr., better known by his ring name Ezra Judge, is a professional wrestler presently contracted to the WWE. He was born in the United States.

Nduka has previously competed as a gridiron football player and a professional physique builder before signing with the WWE two years ago as a free agent.

Nduka, who was born on August 28, 1988, in Dallas, Texas, is originally from the Igbo tribe of Nigeria and grew up in the United States.

Three months ago, Nduka was released from his WWE contract.

3. Commander Azeez

Babatunde Aiyegbusi, better known by his ring moniker Commander Azeez, is a 32-year-old Polish professional wrestler who has been a member of the WWE since 2016. Aiyegbusi was born in Nigeria and raised in Poland.

A former member of the Polish American Football League, he also had a short stint as a member of the Minnesota Vikings' preseason roster in 2015.

A new batch of recruits entered the WWE Performance Center around five years ago, and he was among them. In September of that year, he made his professional wrestling debut at an NXT house event in Orlando, Florida, when he competed in a battle royal for the first time. Babatunde began accompanying Lio Rush to the ring at NXT live events in April 2018, and continued to do so until Rush was promoted to the main roster as a member of 205 Live. He made his professional wrestling television debut on April 27 at the Greatest Royal Rumble, when he entered as the 37th entrant and was eliminated by Braun Strowman in the first round of the event.

When he entered the ring during Night 2 of WrestleMania 37, he assisted Apollo Crews in defeating Big E in the Intercontinental Championship battle, which took place four months earlier.

Babatunde Aiyegbusi was born on May 26, 1989, in Olenica, Wroclaw Voivodeship, Poland, to a Nigerian father and a Polish mother. His father, a medical doctor, is from Nigeria, while his mother, a nurse, is of Polish ancestry.

4. Omos

Tolulope Jordan Omogbehin, better known by his ring name Omos, is a professional wrestler and former collegiate basketball player from the United States.

Omogbehin was hired to WWE in January 2019 after a two-year stint as a college basketball player at the University of Kentucky. Seven months later, he made his WWE wrestling debut at the home show, which was broadcast worldwide. After being introduced as an unexpected member of Akira Tozawa's ninja group on an edition of Monday Night Raw last year, he made his broadcast WWE debut on the following episode of Monday Night Raw.

Following the closure of Raw Underground last year, Omogbehin was appointed as AJ Styles' business partner. During this year's Royal Rumble battle, Omos got involved by stopping AJ Styles from getting eliminated on a few of times, which was a nice touch. Despite the fact that he was not in the match, Omos eliminated Big E and Rey Mysterio.

The 27-year-old wrestler is originally from Nigeria. His parents are Nigerian immigrants in USA.

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