Dejournette was born in a family of three to parents Laverne and Benjamin Foster. A native of Winston Salem, North Carolina, Dejournette graduated from R.J. Reynolds High School. An amateur wrestler, Dejournette finished high school with 27-8 win-loss record, before attending Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, where he placed 8th in the 2017 NCAA Championship Heavyweight Division. While in college, Dejournette competed on the Appalachia State Mountaineers wrestling team. He qualified three times for the NCAA Championships and compiled a 113-35 win-loss record.
Professional wrestling career
World Wrestling Entertainment / WWE
It was reported in July 2018, the WWE signed a total of nine new recruits. Among them, Dejournette was signed to begin training at the WWE Performance Center.
Dejournatte debuted as early as October 27, during an NXT house show, competing in a Halloween Battle Royal No. 1 Contendership match for the NXT North American Championship. The following month, Dejournette returned for the November 29 house show where he competed in a No. 1 Contendership 12-Man Battle Royal for the NXT Championship. The following month, Dejournette wrestled his first singles match during the December 7 house show, losing to Wesley Blake.
Dejournette has two sisters named Laquasha and Latina Foster. Although training in professional wrestling, Dejournette still attends Appalachian State University, intending to earn a Masters Degree in Exercise Science. He majored in pharmacy with a minor in business.
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