Palmer Jones Biography & Facts
Omari Jahi Palmer (born May 17, 1994) is an American professional wrestler. He is currently signed to the promotion WWE, where he performs on the NXT and 205 Live brands under the ring name Odyssey Jones.
Palmer was born in Coram, New York. He attended Longwood High School, where he competed in football, basketball, lacrosse, and wrestling. Palmer went on to attend Syracuse University, majoring in sociology. During his time at Syracuse University, Palmer played for the Syracuse Orange football team as an offensive guard until suffering a lower leg injury during his senior year.
Professional wrestling career
In June 2018, Palmer attended a try-out with the professional wrestling promotion WWE. In February 2019, he was hired by WWE and assigned to the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida for training. In May 2019, Palmer set a 800 lb trap bar deadlift record at the WWE Performance Center Combine, beating the previous record of 775 lbs held by Otis. He wrestled his first match on November 7, 2019, losing to Dexter Lumis at a house show in Ocala, Florida under his birth name. He wrestled a handful of matches in late-2019 and early-2020 before going on hiatus for over a year.Palmer returned to the ring in July 2021 under the new ring name of "Odyssey Jones", wrestling dark matches at WWE SmackDown tapings. He wrestled his first televised match on the July 6 episode of WWE 205 Live, defeating Grayson Waller. On July 20, he wrestled his first televised WWE NXT match, defeating Andre Chase in the first round of the WWE NXT Breakout Tournament. He went on to defeat Trey Baxter in the semi-finals before losing to Carmelo Hayes in the finals.
Professional wrestling style and persona
Jones wrestles in a "powerhouse" style. His finishing moves have included a falling powerslam and a diving splash. He wears blue and orange ring attire; a reference to the Syracuse Orange colors.
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