Otis is currently a member of The Alpha Academy tag team with Chad Gable on the Raw brand in WWE. He’s been through a lot in his career so far, and now he is getting honest with a reading disability.

On his Instagram, Otis revealed that he finished the book Pet Sematary, marking the first book he’s read front to back. Otis has had Dyslexia since elementary school, and WWE had approached him a year and a half ago about getting into a reading class.

Otis also gave a shout-out to his teacher, Kimmy, for helping him. She also explained how the book was different from the movie, which frightened him as a kid.

Feelin’ Cool and Excited to finish my FIRST EVER Book From Front to Back



About a Year and half ago @wwe Approached me to get into Reading Class

My Family and Friends know but here on the Social I’m here to tell you guys

I’ve always had Bad Reading Dyslexia since I was in Elementary School
My pronouncing is Alright but my Comprehension has always been Juicy for me

I’m embarrassed about it at times but Really can’t do much about it besides do what we all do


When Kimberly Swedberg became My Teacher she asked me what stories I’m into

I of course said “Anything Horror”

But I mentioned one Movie that scared the Sh#t out of me as a kid and still gets me

Which is Stephen King’s PET SEMATARY

Kimmy goes “I’ll see what I can do”

I’ve been hearin’ for years from many how much Better the books are than the movies —

Didn’t believe it til now

The 2 characters that scared me in the story was Timmy Baterman and Zelda

After reading this book, they seemed 10 times more evil and scary

The Story itself had like 5 things that go into great detail that the Awesome Movie Didin’t have that made you love and invest in the Characters even more

To me this Story was always so damn terrifying, depressing, and emotional

Pulls at your Heart strings and makes you go WHAT THE HELL


THANK YOU “KIMMY” Kim Swedberg for being the Best instructor and teacher

Especially your patience with me hahahaha

Onto the Next One…..


– (OTIS) Niko

Several wrestlers in the pro-wrestling community such as Kyle O’Reilly, Dolph Ziggler, Sheamus, Baron Corbin, Steve Maclin, Maklai Black, and Nikki Cross jumped into the comments to congratulate him on his achievement. Ringside News gives congrats to Otis!

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Andre Porter

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