Meet 2 WWE Wrestlers That Are Yoruba By Tribe (Photos)
Tolulope Jordan Omogbehin, famously known by his ring name Omos, is a 27-year-old American professional wrestler and former college basketball player presently signed to the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) since 2019.
Born on 16 May 16 1994 in Lagos State, Nigeria, Omogbehin is Yoruba by tribe.
After relocating with his family to the United States of America, Omogbehin was educated at Atlantic Shores Christian School in Chesapeake, Virginia. While in high school, he played basketball and continued in the sport after choosing to attend the University of South Florida where he played at the center position.
On January two years ago, Omogbehin was luckily signed with six other professional athletes to WWE. Seven months later, Omogbehin made his first in-ring appearance during a July 18 house show, winning his first match. On June last year, he made his professional televised WWE appearance during the episode of Monday Night Raw, where he was presented as a surprise member of Akira Tozawa’s ninja faction. Appearing as the tallest member of the faction, Omogbehin was nicknamed the Giant Ninja as he stood at ringside during team Tozawa’s tag match against The Street Profits and The Viking Raiders. He was repackaged as a bodyguard shortly thereafter, serving as the doorman and bouncer for Shane McMahon’s Raw Underground.
On October last year, after the cancellation of Raw Underground, Omogbehin became AJ Styles’ associate. At Survivor Series, Omogbehin was introduced with a new ring name, Omos. During the Royal Rumble match this year, Omos involved himself by preventing AJ Styles from being eliminated on a few occasions. Omos succeeded by eliminating Big E and Rey Mysterio despite not being in the match. He went on to help AJ Styles enter the Elimination Chamber match early before being ejected by WWE official, Adam Pearce.
2. Commander Azeez
Babatunde Łukasz Aiyegbusi, professionally known by his ring name Commander Azeez, is a 32-year-old Polish professional wrestler and retired American footballer.
Babatunde Łukasz kicked off his professional career as an American footballer sixteen years ago as an offensive lineman. He went on to appear in the Polish American Football League for The Crew Wrocław, Giants Wrocław and Warsaw Eagles and in the German Football League for Dresden Monarchs. Six years ago, Aiyegbusi professionally joined the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League and he took part in their preseason program.
Babatunde took participation in the WWE Performance Center as a faction of a new class of recruits five years ago. In the same year, he made his first professional WWE appearance at a NXT house show in Orlando, Florida, United States, competing in a battle royal match. Three years ago, he began following Lio Rush to the ring at NXT live events until Rush was capped for the main roster as part of 205 Live. On April 27, Babatunde made his first televised WWE appearance at the Greatest Royal Rumble, coming into the match as the 37th entrant and was unfortunately eliminated by Braun Strowman.
Five months ago, during Night 2 of WrestleMania 37, Commander Azeez helped his fellow WWE wrestler of Nigerian origin, Apollo Crews, win the Intercontinental Championship from Big E. Crews then introduced Commander Azeez the following Friday on SmackDown.
Born on 26 May 1989 in Oleśnica, Wrocław Voivodeship, Poland, Babatunde Aiyegbusi is paternally from the Yoruba tribe of Nigeria as his father, a Medical doctor by profession, is from the western part of Nigeria and his mother, a nurse by profession, is from Poland.
Perhaps to showcase the culture of his paternity, Aiyegbusi sometimes wears the Yoruba Agbada to the wrestling ring.