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Omari Jahi Palmer (May 17, 1994) is an American professional wrestler and former college football player. He is currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) as a member of the Raw brand under the ring name Odyssey Jones.

Early life[]

Omari was born in 1994 as one of two children to parents Steven and Janice Palmer. Palmer attended Longwood Senior High School in Middle Island, NY. While in school, he earned athletic honors in 2011. He graduated with the Class of 2012.

Football career (2012-2016)[]

He went on to play for Syracuse University as an offensive guard for the Syracuse Orange football team. He played from 20122016. During his senior year in 2016, Palmer suffered an injury which removed him from the active roster for the remainder of the season.

Professional wrestling career[]

World Wrestling Entertainment (2019-present)[]

NXT (2019-2023)[]

During February 2019, Palmer was announced as having signed with WWE. He reported to the WWE Performance Center as part of the February class of recruits, including wrestlers Karen Q, Rachael Ellering, Albert Hardie Jr., Trevor Lee, Jeffrey "Jeff" Parker, Matt Lee, Sam Shaw, Nick Comoroto, Brendan Vink, Jermaine Haley and fellow former football player Ricardo Miller. Palmer wrestled his first match during a November 7 live event, losing to Dexter Lumis. He won his first match the following year during a March 16 live event, defeating Mohamed Fahim. He made his televised debut on the July 9, 2021 episode of 205 Live under the ring name Odyssey Jones, winning a singles match over Grayson Waller. During the July 20 episode of NXT, Jones advanced in the first round of the Breakout Tournament after eliminating Andre Chase. During the August 24 episode of NXT, Jones was defeated in the final round of the tournament by Carmelo Hayes. He picked up a victory in a one-on-two handicap match on the September 21 episode of NXT.

In wrestling[]

  • Finishers
  • Signature moves
  • Entrance music
  • Nicknames
  • "Future Favorite"
  • Managers and valets
  • Tag teams and stables


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