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Blessing Awodibu and Nick Walker Rivalry Rekindled
Over the years we’ve seen some pretty epic rivalries develop between some of the industries biggest names in bodybuilding. One of the most recent ones of note lately, began last year prior to the 2021 New York Pro show, where Blessing “The Boogieman” Awodibu and Nick "the Mutant" Walker were both competing. When the dust settled after that show, it was Nick Walker that brought such an incredible physique to the stage, it was undeniable for him to be announced as the winner. The Boogieman disappointingly didn’t even make it to the podium, finishing in 6th place. Nick ended up having a phenomenal season last year, on top of taking the top spot at the New York Pro, he also went on to win the 2021 Arnold Classic, and finished in 5th place at the 2021 Mr. Olympia, which was his first time on the prestigious stage. As the year came to a close, it seemed so did the rivalry between these two incredible young athletes.
It appears 2022 has started off looking like it’s The Boogieman’s year to shine, claiming two major wins already. He really shook things up with an impressive victory at the 2022 Indy Pro, only to follow that up with another dominant win at the 2022 New York Pro.
These two wins under Awodibu’s belt seems to have lit a fire in him leading to a renewed beef between the two heavyweights, when The Boogieman called out Nick Walker after winning the New York Pro. Blessing is a great athlete and a fun social media personality. While we don’t have all the details, we do know he lost his Redcon1 sponsorship this year, but with legendary coach George Farah in his corner, there’s no telling where he will go.
“I promised myself I would come down here and whoop some ass.” Blessing went on to say, “You did win New York last year right? But that wasn’t in New York, that was in Tampa. So I’m allowed to say now, that The Boogieman is the real King of New York!”
Awodibu went on to claim that he is going to whoop Nick’s ass at this year’s Olympia. To this Nick responded by telling Blessing what he told him last time, and that’s for him to have fun looking at his ass from the sidelines. We find it hard to believe that this is a true rivalry between these athletes, but it makes it fun to watch. We look forward to seeing these titans, along with the others, when they hit the stage at this year’s Mr. Olympia in December.