*WWE superstar David Otunga made a brief return to his previous career this week — attorney-at-law.

According to TMZ, Jennifer Hudson’s fiancé returned to court Thursday morning to represent a man who believes he was wrongfully terminated and denied unemployment benefits. Otunga was representing the man in his appeal to the NY State Department of Labor.

The proceedings took place before an administrative judge who heard witness testimony and arguments from both sides.

The Harvard Law School grad said he “smoked the witness during cross examination.” The judge agreed … Otunga’s client won the appeal and will now get unemployment benefits.

Otunga, who took the case pro bono, says he enjoys keeping his legal skills sharp, and adds, “If the outcome of the case is any indication of how I’ll do in the Royal Rumble this weekend, then it looks like I’ll be the winner.”