Former WWE Superstar Tucker was released from the company as part of an earlierbatch of releases from the company. After being released, Tucker made it clear he couldn’ttwait to tell his story. Tucker also blasted Vince McMahon for not allowing fun storylines.

Tucker was part of Heavy Machinery, a popular tag team with Otis. In NXT they were known as Otis Dozovic and Tucker Knight. Despite not winning the tag team titles, they had a fairly good run in the company. Otis and Tucker’s chemistry helped them get over with fans. The two broke up last year after Tucker turned on Otis. However, there was no follow up to the heel turn and it was subsequently dropped altogether. They were also drafted to separate brands to boot.

While speaking to the What Do You Call It? Podcast, Tucker said he and Otis were not informed about the change in their names. Tucker revealed that Vince McMahon himself shortened their names as it took the announcers too long to say their names.

We weren’t consulted about it or anything. We heard about it on the internet or something, always, which is par for the course. It shouldn’t be, but it is. The reason I was given, which makes sense but it doesn’t make sense.


Basically, the reason that I understand is that – and this happens more often than not – seconds on television. Vince didn’t like how long it took for the announcer to say Tucker Knight, Otis Dozovic, Heavy Machinery coming to the ring. That’s the reason.”

We will have to see what Tucker will do next, now that he is done with WWE. It is likely Tucker won’t have anything good to say about the company, wherever he goes.

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