ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: WWE Superstar Otis heads to Laredo for Monday Night Raw
By David Gomez Jr.
Published Friday, June 24, 2022
WWE Superstar Otis, a former Mr. Money in the Bank winner and Colorado State University—Pueblo alumnus, makes his way to Laredo.
Otis hits the mat this Monday night as part of John Cena’s 20th Anniversary edition of WWE Raw at the Sames Auto Arena. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 27.
“This is the first time for me [in Laredo],” Otis told The Bridge, “and a privilege.”
He represents half of the Alpha Academy, a tag team currently hitting the ropes in many cities throughout the country on a weekly basis as part of WWE Raw and Smackdown. Both shows serve as the longest running episodic programs to date.
Otis Dozovic, born Nikola Bogojevic, now wrestles as just Otis on TV, enjoys the company of his three dogs Faulkner, Phoebe and Fred Bear.
“Right now we have the dogs finally sleeping because the first couple interviews were a little juicy,” Otis told The Bridge. “I have three massive dogs.”
When he’s not wrestling and playing with his dogs, he works out—a lot.
“He basically set the bar of work ethic,” Otis said of fellow WWE Superstar and Hollywood actor John Cena. “People don’t realize how hard we work behind the scenes because they’re just not out there on TV … everybody works their butts off with this.”
With a background in Greco-Roman wrestling, the bronze medalist from the Pan-American Games, trained extensively in the U.S. Olympic Training Center and studied under Gold Medalist Rulon Gardner in Colorado.