Ettore EwenD.O.B: 1 March, 1986
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida
Trained By: FCW, NXT
Ettore Ewen was born in Tampa, Florida and attended Wharton High School, where he excelled at sports. He became a state champion in High School Wrestling and was named Hillsborough County Ironman of the Year.
After graduating from Wharton High School, he then attended the University of Iowa, where he played as a defensive lineman for the Iowa Hawkeyes. He was redshirted in 2004 and missed the 2005 season due to injury
He graduated the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
After graduation he began to focus on powerlifting, making his debut in 2009.