What is the net worth of WWE star Otis’ net worth? The professional wrestler from Duluth, Minnesota has an estimated net worth of US$860,000. He signed with the company in April 2016 after which he was assigned to the developmental brand NXT. He rose into the limelight after forming a tag team called Heavy Machinery with Tucker Knight. In 2018, the duo was promoted to the main roster. One of his biggest achievements in the wrestling industry is being the winner of the 2020 men’s Money in the Bank ladder match. He also entered into a romantic storyline with Mandy Rose by the end of 2019.
What is Otis’s real name?
His real name is Nikola Bogojević.
Date of birth
He was born on December 21, 1991.
Duluth, Minnesota, the United States
Considering his date of birth, Bogojević is 30 years old as of 2021. However, he looks too older than his real age, perhaps his physique has made him look so.
Are WWE Otis and Mandy dating in real life?
Many wrestling fans have a question in their mind, ‘Is Mandy Rose and Otis really a couple?’ Otis and Mandy were only part of the romantic storyline which has nothing to do with their personal life. On the screen, they were to date together on the February 14, 2020 episode of SmackDown, however, Dolph Ziggler appeared in Otis’s place. The romance was presented into a love triangle which began a feud between Ziggler and Otis over Mandy.
It was later reported that Sonya Deville was working with Ziggler so that Many would be away from Otis. Otis and Ziggler faced each other at WrestleMania 36 in March 2020 where Otis became victorious. After the conclusion, he was kissed by Mandy.
Is Otis a shy man in real life?
WWE wrestlers Otis and Mandy Rose were part of a romantic storyline during which Otis was presented as a shy man. His character was of that kind of a guy who feels afraid while talking to women. Later, it was revealed that is shy talking with women in his real life.
He belongs to parents of Serbian descent.
Early life and education
He was enrolled at Superior High School and was an avid wrestling fan from a young age. During his school days, he used to become a successful amateur wrestler. His early success includes being the 2010 285lb undefeated WIAA State Champion. At the 2009 Greco-Roman junior Nationals, he turned a champion. At the 2009 Junior Freestyle championships, he secured the third position.
For his higher education and wrestling career, he initially committed to the University of Wisconsin. At the Junior Pan-American Games, he won the national title in 2011. Further, he was able to amass a Greco-Roman bronze at the 2014 Pan-American Games. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he was supposed to be a strong contender for the U.S. Greco-Roman wrestling team. He also sharpened his wrestling skills at Olympic Training Center in Colorado.
With a dream of being a professional wrestler, he started training at the Mercury Pro Wrestling Academy in Arvada, Colorado in 2015. He used the ring name ‘Dozer’ for various local promotions like New Revolution Wrestling and Ultra Championship Wrestling-Zero (UCW-Zero).
WWE scout Gerald Brisco scouted him after which he signed with the company on April 12, 2016. After this, he was assigned to the WWE Performance Center and finally made his debut on July 8, 2016, at an NXT house show where he teamed with Adrian Jaoude in a losing effort against Akam and Rezar (The Authors of Pain).
He formed a tag team called Heavy Machinery with Tucker Knight. He renamed himself Otis Dozovic and went to compete at the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic tournament. The October 19 episode of NXT marked the tag team’s television debut. However, they lost to the team of Austin Aries and Roderick Strong.
On the March 29, 2017, episode of NXT, they made their return and recorded their first televised victory by being victorious against the team of Mike Marshall and Jonathan Ortagun. They lost to The Authors of Pain on the July 12 episode of NXT failing them to capture the NXT Tag Team Championship. They participated in the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic tournament in March 2018 where they got eliminated in the first round by Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford (The Street Profits). Their final match was for NXT was recorded on the December 19 episode of NXT where they won against Danny D’Accardo and Blake Howell.
Their entry to the man roster was announced on December 17, 2018. On the January 14, 2019 episode of Raw, the Heavy Machinery made its debut by interrupting an interview between Paul Heyman and Alexa Bliss. They became victorious against Konnor and Viktor (The Ascension) in their in-ring debut on the following in Raw. In the following months, Otis removed ‘Dozovic’ from his ring name. The tag team made their pay-per-view debut at WrestleMania 35 on April 7, 2019, where they unsuccessfully participated in the Giant Memorial, Battle Royal. The tag team was moved to SmackDown where they faced Daniel Bryan and Eric Rowan for the SmackDown Tag Team Championship at Stomping Grounds on June 23, 2019. They participated in a triple threat tag team match for the SmackDown Tag Team Championship at Extreme Rules also involving Big E and Xavier Woods (The New Day) and Bryan and Rowan.
Otis became the winner against Ziggler on the May 1 episode of SmackDown making him qualified for the Money in the Bank ladder match. He won the Money in the Bank ladder match at the Money in the Bank pay-per-view, which made him grab an opportunity to earn a world title match at the time of his choosing. The Miz and John Morrison stole the Money in the Bank briefcase from Otis which began a feud between them. Later, it was revealed that the Money in the Bank contract was inside Otis’ lunchbox and the briefcase was empty.
The 2020 Draft in October disbanded Heavy Machinery where Tucker was drafted to the Raw brand and Otis remained in SmackDown. Otis lost his Money in the Bank briefcase to the Miz at Hell in a Cell on October 25, 2020. He lost to Seth Rollins in a Survivor Series qualifying match on the November 6 episode of SmackDown. He defeated Dolph Ziggler on the November 13 episode of Smackdown. he was confronted by Chad Gable who explained that he would help Otis explore his “Inner Alpha.”
He was announced as the final member of the Men’s SmackDown Survivor Series team by WWE Official, Adam Pearce on the November 20 episode of SmackDown. At the Survivor Series, he was eliminated by Braun Strowman. He was announced to be facing King Corbin on the November 27 episode of SmackDown but was attacked by Jey Uso with a steel chair.
He teamed with Kevin Owens in a winning effort via disqualification against Roman Reigns and Jey Uso on the December 4 episode of SmackDown. He was seen being assisted by Chad Gable and the duo teamed in a losing effort to The Artist Collective. Otis became victorious against Shinsuke Nakamura on the December 18 episode of Smackdown. He was the part of a team also including Big E, Daniel Bryan and Gable to take over the team of Nakamura, King Corbin, Cesaro and Sami Zayn at TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs.
He participated his first rumble match on January 31, 2021, where he got eliminated by Corbin. At the order of Gable, he attacked Rey Mysterio on the February 19, 2021 episode of Smackdown. This was the first time Otis turning heel in WWE. Otis with Gable, Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode defeated the team of the Street Profits, Rey Mysterio and his son Dominik Mysterio in an eight-man tag team match.
Otis is most popular for his innovative The Caterpillar as a finishing maneuver which he frequently uses in his matches. It looks quite similar to The Worm, the finishing maneuver by Scotty 2 Hotty.
Is WWE Otis (Nikola Bogojević) married?
He isn’t married and is single when it comes to explaining his relationship status. He is a shy man who often feels afraid while talking to women in his real life. No doubt, Otis’s sexual orientation is straight.
Social media sites
Love with dogs
Nikola Bogojević is a dog lover and owns a pair of pet dogs whom he calls Baby Boy Faulkner and Baby Gurl Phoebe.
5 feet and 10 inches (1.78 m)
150 kilograms or 330 lbs.
American wrestler Nikola Bogojević (Otis) is a Christian by religion. He is very open about his faith and has stated “I ❤️ JESUS” in his Instagram description.