Chad Gable and Otis finally reached the top of WWE’s tag team mountain during RAW this week. It was a long time coming for the Alpha Academy, and a painful moment for RKBro fans. This was a very special time for Otis and Gable’s friendship as well.

Gable opened up on social media to explain how long he and Otis have really been friends. While sharing some throwback photos along with one of their big championship win, Chad Gable went into just how close he is with his tag team partner.

There’s winning championships, and then there’s achieving dreams alongside your best friend.

Otis and I have been talking about a night like last night since we were training for the Olympics together in Colorado Springs in 2011.


The Alpha Academy relationship is much more than a tag team. It’s been a brotherhood for 10+ years.

After getting called up to RAW, I jokingly told Otis there was a house for sale up the street for me if he wanted to move in. Within days, he told me he put it an offer and would be there in a few weeks.

Since then, he’s come over nearly every single day for us to leave puddles of sweat in my garage in some of the grittiest training sessions you could ever imagine, all with the goal of continually making progress in this profession and in life. I could not be happier or more proud of this man.

My protégé. My prized pupil. My #1 guy. But most importantly, my friend.
We did it. #AlphaAcademy

Chad Gable and Otis are really close outside of the pro wrestling business and this was the case prior to Otis even inking a deal with Vince McMahon’s company. Many fans look at Gable as someone that WWE doesn’t use properly, but he seems very content with his spot right now.

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