Babatunde Aiyegbusi (May 26, 1988) is a Polish professional wrestler, football player, a Polish representative in this sport, a three-time champion and two-time runner-Polish, bronze medalist of the Czech Republic. He is currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment where he appears on NXT. He is half-Nigerian and half-Polish.
Aiyegbusi began his basketball career, which is practiced by about 4 years. In 2005 won the Polish junior basketball playing in the team of Slask Wroclaw. In the 2005/2006 season he played one match for the reserves Silesia competition Division II, also winning the championship as a point guard.
Because of frequent problems with gaining fouls and infractions he decided to end his basketball career and began to pursue a career in football. Aiyegbusi 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.
Professional wrestling career
World Wrestling Entertainment / WWE
In 2015, he began his career wrestling in the WWE. In 2016 he signed a developmental contract with the federation.
Aiyegbusi made his debut during the September 30, 2016 edition of NXT, participating in a Battle Royal match won by NXT rookie Dan Matha. On the January 14, 2017 edition of NXT, Aiyegbusi won his first singles match, defeating Australian wrestler Chris Atkins. His next victory came on March 24 when he defeated Demitrius Bronson. By June 2017 he compiled a 5-1 win-loss record in singles matches, losing his first match on June 2, to Sawyer Fulton before rebounding with two consecutive victories in their rematches. Throughout the remaining course of 2017, Aiyegbusi wrestled against other NXT opponents including Buddy Murphy, Demitrius Bronson, Jeet Rama and Kassius Ohno. He finished the year with a victory on December 16, defeating Brazilian wrestler Cezar Bononi.
Returning during February 2018, Aiyegbusi went on to continue wrestling in singles matches, against opponents including Lars Sullivan, Cheng Yuxiang, Chad Lail, Raul Mendoza, Fabian Aichner and Marcel Barthel. On April 27, Aiyegbusi entered the 50-man battle royal promoted as the WWE Greatest Royal Rumble that was eventually won by Braun Strowman. During the May 4 NXT house show, Aiyegbusi began the month with a victory over Chad Lail. During the May 12 and May 19 NXT house shows, Aiyegbusi teamed with Lio Rush to defeat Brennan Williams & Christopher Dijak in tag matches. His final singles match for the May month was during the May 18 house show, defeating fellow NXT rookie Big Boa. He ended the month teaming with Lio Rush once more in a tag match that was lost to Danny Burch & Oney Lorcan.