Upon joining Alpha Academy, Otis changed up his look, shaving his beard and debuting a newer and smoother look.
The change has worked out for Otis as he and Chad Gable would go on to win the Raw Tag Team Titles, but he still misses his beard on the cold winter nights in Minnesota.
"This is my first winter living in Minnesota without the beard, so the whole double chin and my neck was freezing. It's a cold winter. When it was minus 30, it was like, 'Oh, the beard is gone.' I'm outside playing with my dogs and they're having fun because they have the fur and are playing in the snow. Definitely missed the beard when it came to winter. I didn't think about that until it happened. It's a lot cleaner, a nice to have a little bit of scruff here and there. The beard, I see pictures of me back in the day with the beard and I'm going, 'Man, that thing was bushy.' I guess I never trimmed it. It was not exactly very clean, good looking beard. I definitely miss it for winter. Right now, it's all simple," he said on WWE El Brunch.
Aligning with Gable and changing his look marked an attitude change in Otis as he turned heel in the process, but Otis believes the "old Otis" still lives somewhere.
"The old Otis, here and there, when it comes to the crowd, basically, it's a lot different to be a hated man these days in the ring. At the same time, that's what the Alpha Academy does, get under people's skin. The old Otis, he was a good man. Carbs, sodas, barbeque, a nice lady by his side. Right now, it's just all business. I think he's just gone away by the side. I wouldn't say I miss him, but I wouldn't say he's ever going to be gone away," he said.
Otis & Gable lost the Raw Tag Team Championships to Riddle & Randy Orton last Monday on WWE Raw.
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