“It Hit Hard”- Otis Speaks on Being Separated From Long-Time Partner Tucker After WWE Draft

Published 10/16/2020, 10:31 AM EDT


The annual WWE Draft came with some big changes. Many big names switched brands, and there were a lot of heartbreaking splits. One of these was the split of Heavy Machinery, including Otis and Tucker.

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In the first episode of the draft on Friday Night SmackDown, Otis was drafted to the blue brand while Tucker was sent to Raw. This change came as a huge blow to the two Superstars.

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In a recent interview with WWE’s The Bump, Otis spoke about how the split affected him and Tucker, and what Heavy Machinery meant to him.

“It hit hard and really its just- he’s been basically my big brother for real on the road because everyone knows in not organized, I’m a little bit insane, and yeah, all the above,” said Otis. “So he’s actually the person who looks over the little guy, which would be me.”

“We’ve been through battle together-2 Battle Royals, WrestleMania, and in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, It’s legit been yeah, we’ve been in the ring so many times together, we know what each other is thinking and I mean the only guy I can really trust to have my back in the ring is Tucker and for him, not be there anymore, man it’s crushing.”

Otis was heartbroken by the split of Heavy Machinery

Otis had a lot more to say about the man who had been by his side for 4 years. You can see the full clip of what he had to say below.

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Although WWE may have plans with Otis, there really seems to be no space for Tucker on Raw. Unless WWE plans a massive storyline for him, we could end up seeing him as a platform for developing Superstars.

Otis on the other hand has the Money in the Banks briefcase is in his hands. Since WWE planned earlier on making him lose it to The Miz in a legal case, the future does not look too promising for him either.

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We hope that someday Heavy Machinery returns as a tag team. They may finally be able to win the WWE Tag Team Championships, a title that has always evaded them.

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Luke Dias

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Luke Dias is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports, having published more than 1000 articles on professional wrestling. Having completed courses in Advanced Writing from the University of California and Media and Ethics from the University of Amsterdam, Luke is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Xavier’s College. His tremendous knowledge of WWE history enables him to make past connections, adding depth to the articles.

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