David Otunga spoke to Chris Van Vliet of WSVN-TV for a new interview. You can see highlights below and the full interview above.
It was Michael Cole's idea for him to become a commentator:
"One day Michael Cole called me and asked me if I wanted to become a commentator. I was like wow, I've never thought about that but umm yeah, I'll give it a shot. It's awesome although extremely challenging. Like you think you're just out there and saying whatever and having a great time with your buddies. No. You're actually telling the stories. So much goes into that. It makes me have so much respect for Michael Cole. If you actually understand what he's doing and how good he is in setting up his partners and the traffic and the advertisements and the commercials and everything that's going on and he has people in his ear. He's doing all of this at the same time, it's unbelievable."
Was he ready to make the transition from wrestler to being a commentator?
"Not necessarily. I had some things going on in life that I was kind of forced into making that decision. My love was in ring. But you know, I have other things that I'm interested in as well so there are some positives with it. It did allow me to focus on film and now I'm here starring in this film with Tyler Perry which is great. But also, being able to become a commentator that is a lot easier on my body and it has a lot more longevity."
Is he ok with the fact that his last match was at a house show against R Truth?
"I'm ok with it. Obviously if there was like a cool storyline or a cool opportunity then yeah, definitely. But I'm cool with it though too."