Heavy Machinery was split up and Otis is still on the WWE roster. Tucker was released, but it wasn’t a huge surprise. He was never used on television after the tag team disbanded.
While speaking to Wrestle Talk, Tucker opened up about his time in WWE. He expanded on how Heavy Machinery’s split came to be. They were simply on Talking Smack and had to kayfabe the news. He also said that WWE arranged things in a way where he would be frazzled.
“I was never told (about the split) really. The first time I found out that it might happen was at TVs the day that we did the Talking Smack segment (for the draft), I found out a couple of hours before that, ‘Hey we’re gonna do this Talking Smack thing where they’re gonna say that like…’, but it wasn’t like a hard split really, because they were just putting us on different brands and they were kayfabing everybody on what was up. And then a few weeks later we do the El Gran Gordo thing with Otis in a mask pretending not to be Otis, and then I think the split happened two days after that. I wasn’t booked that day, the day the split happened, I wasn’t booked to be on the show that day. And then I got a call at like 1:00 in the afternoon saying, ‘Hey, we need you to come to the arena’. I’m like, ‘Okay…’. And then I wasn’t even told until, I don’t even know, like 3:30 or 4:00 what was gonna go down. And that plans changed a couple of times, and looking back on it, I don’t know this, but I’m very sure, I feel confident that the way that it happened was so that I wouldn’t ask a bunch of questions, and so that I would kinda be frazzled into doing it, which is exactly what ended up happening.
Otis’ Money In The Bank run was a failed endeavor, to say the least. When asked about that, Tucker had nothing to say. He wasn’t factored in and then he revealed his belief that the company lied to him multiple times.
“So honestly I didn’t really get any answers on that (plans for Otis’ Money in the Bank run) either. I think that Otis getting the briefcase was a real last minute decision, I believe, I don’t know that either. The truth of the matter is, no I don’t really have any set answers, I didn’t get any, I feel like I was definitely lied to straight to my face on multiple occasions.
We’ll have to see what’s next for Tucker. He has great training at the WWE Performance Center under his belt. The former Heavy Machinery member has also worked in front of many large crowds around the world. His time in WWE is over, and he is now turning that next chapter in his life.
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