[37] At the Money in the Bank pay-per-view, Otis won the Money in the Bank ladder match, earning him a world title match at the time of his choosing. 701k Followers, 837 Following, 1,977 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from OTIS (Dozer) (@otis_wwe) WWE SmackDown Results - Women's Title Main Event, Roman Reigns Attacks, Otis And Chad Gable, More ... Reigns stops pounding on Owens and looks at the camera to address Owens' wife and kids. [6] At an early age he was introduced to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre by his mother, which he cites as his favourite horror movie. During his time on the main roster, Otis won the 2020 men's Money in the Bank ladder match. I’m like oh man, this is kind of getting a little attention here. On the new episode of Corey Graves’ After the Bell podcast, Otis explains: Honestly, when I used to see pretty girls, I was super duper shy and would not say a word to them. Heavy Machinery", "3/14 NXT TV Report: Tomasso Ciampa returns, Adam Cole vs. Pete Dunne, Almas-Black contract signing, Sanity vs. Moss & Sabbatelli", "Heavy Machinery def. Niko Bogojevic (December 21, 1991) is an American professional wrestler and former amateur wrestler. [9] He was at one point considered a prospect for the U.S. Greco-Roman wrestling team at the 2012 Summer Olympics and spent some time training at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado. In 2009, he was named the champion of the Greco-Roman Junior Nationals. JUMP TO: Otis Dozovic’s biography, facts, family, personal life, zodiac, videos, net worth, and popularity. [11], Bogojevic was scouted by WWE scout Gerald Brisco, who specialized in scouting award-winning amateur wrestlers. [21] They debuted on the January 14, 2019 episode of Raw, interrupting an interview between Alexa Bliss and Paul Heyman. [34] On the April 3 episode of SmackDown, it was revealed that Sonya Deville was working with Ziggler to keep Otis from Rose. I’d be a little nervous and not talk normally without stuttering. Heavy Machinery", "The New Day def. It's still very early in 2020 but we have already seen many new WWE couples in real life and some of them will surprise many WWE fans. He also talks about taking inspiration from Chris Farley, saying, “I don’t think there’s someone that plays Chris Farley better than me.”, Snoop Dogg Did An Awkward ‘Snoop Splash’ Off The Top Rope On All Elite Wrestling, Video Of A Coronavirus Vaccine Delivery Had Everyone Making The Same Sports And Wrestling Jokes, One Of The Best Pro Wrestlers In The World Is Reportedly Coming To WWE’s NXT UK, NXT Trainees Reportedly Complained To Authorities Investigating WWE Venues As Possible COVID Hotspots, Wednesday Night’s Alright: Going Full Rat Pack, Alexa Bliss Can Be A Great Monster If WWE Gives Her The Space. Recently, on Instagram Live Video, Otis revealed that he expected his on-screen love interest Mandy Rose would ignore him when they met for the first time at WWE’s Performance Center in 2015. He was a champion at the 2009 Greco-Roman junior Nationals. On the December 4 episode of Smackdown, Otis would team with Kevin Owens to take on Roman Reigns and Jey Uso. Like she’d start walking, and I’d go, “How you doing, my beautiful peach?” And I’d call Sonya my plum. He is Sports Persons (Wrestler) by profession. Nikola Bogojevic is an American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the SmackDown brand under the ring name Otis, and is the current holder of … Before Fame. The fans ask me, “How’s she behind the curtain?” I say, “She’s awesome.” She jokes around, you know. A week later on Google, when you typed in “Otis,” it said, “Otis and Mandy: Are they really married?” Something like that on the search bar. [44] On the December 18 episode of Smackdown, Otis would go on to defeat Shinsuke Nakamura. Countdown to Otis’s next birthday. She’s awesome. Otis also talks about how a lot of his character’s mannerisms are based on his mother, who I really hope we get to see on TV some day. Nikola Bogojevic was born on December 21, 1991 in Duluth, Minnesota, to parents of Serbian descent. [10], In 2015, Bogojevic trained to become a professional wrestler at the Mercury Pro Wrestling Academy in Arvada, Colorado. WWE Couples Who Are Married In Real Life 1) Tyson Kidd and Natalya Neidhart. I think most of us who watch WWE have been surprised by how charming the whole Mandy Rose/Otis romance story has remained, when so many relationship angles in WWE start out kind of gross and only get grosser. It’s basically working for free. Visit WWE Raw Results for results of WWE RAW Published 20 Apr 2020, 01:18 IST [42] At Survivor Series, Otis would go on to be eliminated by Braun Strowman and Team Smackdown would go on to lose in a clean sweep. Then coach Sara Amato goes, “We need everyone to have a fruit nickname.” I go “That’s hard to do,” because we’d call her a banana or a strawberry something in between there. [8] He placed third at the 2009 Junior Freestyle championships. Otis was, at best, a dark horse to win this match. She’s awesome to work with too, man. In July 2016, Otis and Tucker formed the tag team. 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But opposite to that, Braun has kept his personal life low profile. Finally got it going on in the WWE world. Tyson Kidd and Natalya have been together since 2001 and kick off our list of WWE couples. After signing with WWE in 2018, he was assigned to their developmental brand NXT, teaming with Tucker Knight as part of Heavy Machinery. Currently, he performs in the Raw brand of WWE. [14], During this time, he formed a tag team with Tucker Knight, calling themselves Heavy Machinery. From the Performance Center the angle moved to social media, where fans took notice, and that made its way onto WWE Smackdown. Mandy Rose spoke with TV Series Hub about how her storyline with Otis originally came together. [28] At Crown Jewel on October 31, Heavy Machinery competed in a tag team turmoil match, but were eliminated by The New Day. She’s awesome to work with too man. During his storyline with Mandy Rose in 2020, Otis was shown as a shy man with problems when he talks to women, which Bogojevic admits is based on his real life personality. 2020 has been filled with highs and lows for Otis. [17] On the July 12 episode of NXT, Heavy Machinery unsuccessfully challenged The Authors of Pain for the NXT Tag Team Championship. Otis was a part of that group, and there is an interesting reason for that. It got out of hand because I was pretty good at nicknames. — OTIS (Dozer) (@otiswwe) October 2, 2019. Mandy Rose and Otis Dozovic are together at present. [27] The following month at Extreme Rules, Heavy Machinery again competed for the SmackDown Tag Team Championship, this time in a triple threat tag team match involving Bryan and Rowan, and The New Day (Big E and Xavier Woods), which The New Day won. He won the national title in Greco-Roman wrestling at the Junior Pan-American Games in 2011 and a Greco-Roman bronze at the 2014 Pan-American Games. As part of the 2020 Draft in October, Otis remained on SmackDown, while Tucker was drafted to the Raw brand, disbanding the team, [40] however, on the October 19 Raw, Otis tagged with Tucker but disguised under a mask and using the name El Gran Gordo. To his surprise, she ended up speaking to … Otis Taylor had bedsprings for soles, a pair of ice cream scoops for hands, a dancer’s grace and a 6-foot-3, 215-pound frame of pure macho. I started doing the Chris Farley stuff to her at the Performance Center. [19] On the December 19 episode of NXT, Heavy Machinery wrestled their final match on NXT, defeating Blake Howell and Danny D'Accardo. [38][39] On the September 11 episode of Smackdown, Otis and Tucker began a feud with The Miz and John Morrison after they stole the Money in the Bank briefcase from Otis. Age 86, passed away Monday, December 30, 2019 at his residence. [31][32] On the February 14, 2020 episode of SmackDown, Otis had a date with Rose, but Dolph Ziggler appeared in Otis's place during the date,[33] the storyline then evolved into a love triangle involving a feud between Otis and Ziggler over Rose. She grew up with brothers. After Smackdown went off the air, Chad Gable was seen assisting Otis to the backstage area. [23] In February, his ring name was shortened to Otis, while Knight's ring name was shortened to Tucker. Thanks to his penchant for putting up inhuman numbers and reps in the Performance Center’s weight room, the 330-pounder has made waves since his arrival at the WWE PC. 69 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the, This page was last edited on 16 January 2021, at 02:22. Together they gained popularity, but later they were drafted into different WWE brands and started to wrestle in a single championship. On the December 10 episode of Smackdown, Otis teamed with Chad Gable in a losing effort to The Artist Collective. So nowadays– you get a little more confidence as you get older. Otis Dozovic is a Capricorn and his 30th birthday is in . I said, “What if I post a picture of her modeling pics and say, ‘You look great babe’?” Pretty soon that one post had more comments than actual likes because there were so many people that were just confused as to what was going on. [43] On the November 27 episode of Smackdown, Otis was set to have a match with King Corbin but was attacked with a steel chair by Jey Uso and the match was called off after Otis could no longer compete. [47], Otis made his video game debut as a playable character in WWE 2K19[48] and has since appeared in WWE 2K20. Professional wrestler who rose to fame as the mononymous Otis. [4] He wrestled under the ring name Dozer for several regional promotions in Colorado and Utah, including Ultra Championship Wrestling-Zero (UCW-Zero) and New Revolution Wrestling, where he won the NRW Charged Championship. Then just one day, I was sitting down, and she was posting all of her beautiful pictures online. Family Life. We were all waiting for the hot girl to embarrass the funny fat guy, but instead she was charmed by him, and that makes it seem honestly kind of sweet. It’s Mandy. He tweeted another photo of Rose on January 17, 2018, calling her his future wife … During his time on the main roster, Otis won the 2020 Men's Money in the Bank ladder match. They were promoted to WWE's main roster in 2019. Has Mandy Rose gotten engaged to a WWE wrestler? Dash Wilder vs. Akam, Heavy Machinery in action, Ember Moon and Asuka contract signing for NXT Takeover: Orlando", "NXT Tag Team Champions The Authors of Pain def. Otis - WWE Elite 76 Description The caterpillar comes to the dance floor as Otis of Heavy Machinery makes his first time in the line debut with Mattel's Elite 76. Their relationship was born out of genuine friendship and had nothing to with his talent as a singer/songwriter.. After years of friendship, Otis and Zelma began dating, and In 1961, the couple tied the knot in Macon, Georgia. [18] In March 2018, Heavy Machinery once again participated in the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic tournament, but were eliminated by The Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford) in the first round. ", "WWE NXT Results – 10/12/16 (SAnitY debuts with a returning Eric Young, Nakamura gets revenge on Samoa Joe)", "Team Aries vs. Otis Dozovic & Tucker Knight (Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic First Round Match)", "3/29 Moore's NXT TV Review: Kassius Ohno vs. Elias Samson in a Loser Leaves NXT Match, Johnny Gargano vs. The whole interview is worth a listen. They were promoted to WWE's main roster in 2019. He was born on December 21, 1991 at Duluth, Minnesota, United States. By the end of 2019, Otis entered into a romantic storyline with Mandy Rose. He was a playable character in the video game WWE 2K19. Childhood. By Ryan Satin WWE Analyst. On the November 20 episode of Smackdown, WWE Official, Adam Pearce would announce Otis as the final member of the Men's Smackdown Survivor Series team. McCool is the wife of WWE legend The Undertaker. Prior to his professional wrestling career, Bogojevic was an amateur wrestler, winning the 2008 Greco-Roman junior Nationals in his weight class, the national title in the 2018 Junior Pan-American Games, and a bronze medal in Greco-Roman wrestling at the Pan-American Games, and was a prospect for the 2018 Olympic Games team, but was not chosen. But outside the ring, Otis and Tucker are still friends. After signing with WWE in 2016 and was assigned to their developmental brand NXT, he has since teamed with Tucker Knight as part of Heavy Machinery. 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On the November 6 episode of Smackdown, Otis would be defeated by Seth Rollins in a Survivor Series qualifying match. Two of Taylor's songs was featured in the film Public Enemies, directed by Michael Mann. [13] He made his debut at a NXT house show on July 8, 2016, teamed with Adrian Jaoude in a loss to The Authors of Pain (Akam and Rezar). He previously worked for NRW Pro Wrestling under the ring name Dozer. [29] At Survivor Series, Heavy Machinery participated in an interbrand tag team battle royal, which was won by Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode.[30]. Otis and Rose have the chemistry to make this angle a long-term success and it's also down to the WWE to book them well. Probably many of us are aware of Braun's villainous storyline and his relationship with his Waytt Family members, Luke Harper, and Bray Wyatt. On January 15, 2018, Otis Dozovic of Heavy Machinery tweeted this bikini photo of Rose (which she tweeted herself the day before) and called her his future wife. In 2018, he was named the Rookie of the Year by Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI). Trivia. On the November 13 episode of Smackdown, Otis would defeat Dolph Ziggler. ... During Daniel Bryan and Otis vs. Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura, ... his wife is called Amanda and his youngest son is named Nolan. WWE Stars Pay Tribute To Brodie Lee On SmackDown. [15] In October, with he now renamed Otis Dozovic, the duo participated in the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic tournament, and they made their television debut on the October 19 episode of NXT, losing to the team of Austin Aries and Roderick Strong. [8] Originally committed to the University of Wisconsin,[8] he wrestled at collegiate level for Augsburg College and Colorado State University-Pueblo. 5 Real Life WWE Couples Revealed 2020 - Otis Real Girlfriend On the February 14, 2020 episode of SmackDown, Otis had a date with Rose, but Dolph Ziggler appeared in Otis's place during the date, the storyline then evolved into a love triangle involving a feud between Otis and Ziggler over Rose. [35] At WrestleMania 36, Otis defeated Ziggler with the help of Rose, who kissed him after the match. [22] The following week on Raw, they defeated The Ascension (Konnor and Viktor) in their in-ring debut. Back in NXT, Otis regularly posted messages on social media about how he plans to make Rose his wife one day, while he even dressed up as the former Absolution member in a Halloween Battle Royal at an NXT live event in 2018. It's possible he is the most unlikely winner of a Money in the Bank ladder match since its creation at WrestleMania 21. 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Mandy revealed in a podcast interview with Lilian Garcia that her prior engagement with her longtime boyfriend before WWE ended in 2017. Twitter was lit up with such tributes to the Superstar whose impact on the lives of many was brought to light. A 455-pound floor press is a warm-up for Otis. [25] As part of the Superstar Shake-Up, Heavy Machinery was moved to the SmackDown brand. In the match Reigns would attack Otis thus making him unable to continue. The real secret to their angle seems to be that Otis and Mandy have real chemistry, because they’re really friends with each other. In fact, the whole thing goes back to their NXT days, and how they’d interact backstage. 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An outside the ring segment between Otis and Mandy Rose during WWE SmackDown on Friday night was all the talk on social media. Otis and Kevin Owens would win the match via disqualification after Reigns who wasn't the legal man choked Owens out with his submission move. Many Rose and Otis might be happy love birds on WWE television, but that is where their relationship stops. The big ole boy comes with a spot on headscan and is wearing a removable branded jean jacket and comes with removable hand accessories and a cardboard Yolo county tag team belt. [3][16] The duo returned and had their first televised victory on the March 29, 2017 episode of NXT, defeating the team of Jonathan Ortagun and Mike Marshall. On the September 18 episode of SmackDown, Otis was sued by Miz and Morrison and was told to relinquish the contract but Otis refused and opted to go to court instead. So I just kept on like pretend creeping here on a post saying, “Hey, you look great in this.” I would pretend she was my girlfriend, and it was obvious, at the time, she’s not. I think most of us who watch WWE have been surprised by how charming the whole Mandy Rose/Otis romance story has remained, when so many relationship angles in WWE … He was a playable character in the video game WWE 2K19. [46], Otis uses The Caterpillar as a finishing maneuver during his matches, which is very similar to Scotty 2 Hotty's finishing maneuver, The Worm. He is American by natinoanliy. [20], On December 17, 2018, it was announced that Heavy Machinery would be debuting on the main roster. Heavy Machinery, a Tucker and Otis tag team, dissolved in October 2020 after Tucker betrayed Otis. [12] On April 12, 2016, Bogojevic signed a contract with WWE and was assigned to the WWE Performance Center. In a recent post on Instagram, WWE Superstar Otis also shared his mind on how close Brodie Lee was to him.. Otis and Tucker are two of the most underutilized talents in WWE. He is recognized for having competed for the World Wrestling Entertainment's SmackDown brand. Prior rumors indicated that Otis Dozovic claim that he was engaged to Rose, but it was just a social media bit he was messing around with. However, the briefcase did not contain the Money in the Bank contract as the contract was inside Otis' lunchbox. Following this, Otis would be confronted by Chad Gable who proposed to Otis that he would help him discover his "Inner Alpha". No. WWE Superstar Mandy Rose is currently involved in one of wrestling's hottest storylines which sees her caught in a love triangle with Otis and Dolph Ziggler.. MANDY ROSE has revealed her on-screen WWE romance with Otis was her idea and says her real-life boyfriend has no problem with it. [36] On the May 1 episode of SmackDown, Otis defeated Ziggler to qualify for the Money in the Bank ladder match. At the time, Otis was 18 years and far from being the music legend he is now, while Zelma was 16 going on 17. Nikola "Niko" Bogojevic (Serbian: Никола Богојевић; born December 21, 1991) is an American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the SmackDown brand under the ring name Otis. WWE sent a handful of big men back down to the Performance Center for additional polishing. [45] At TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs, the team of Otis, Chad Gable, Big E and Daniel Bryan would defeat Shinsuke Nakamura, Cesaro, King Corbin and Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn in a Eight Man Tag match. It was just kind of a thing I was goofing around with. Bogojevic attended Superior High School, where he was a successful amateur wrestler; he was the 2010 285lb undefeated WIAA State Champion.
Fredrika Newton is the wife of the late Black Panther Party co-founder Huey P. Newton. At Hell in a Cell, Otis lost his Money In the Bank briefcase to the Miz, after Tucker betrayed him, hitting him with the briefcase.[41]. So fans are curious to know if he his married and has a wife or dating any girlfriend? ... Daniel Bryan, WWE United States Champion Bobby Lashley, AJ Styles, Randy Orton, Otis, The Miz, Jey Uso, and 23 others TBA; Otis Dozovic real name is Nikola Bogojevic. [24] The duo made their pay-per-view debut at WrestleMania 35, where they both competed in the André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, but neither would win the match. Otis has arrived in WWE and declared that he’s hungry, which is unfortunate news for his competition.

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