After splitting from Tucker in October 2020, Otis had lost his woman and lost his best friend.
Chad Gable saw an opportunity to pick Otis up when he was down, bringing him to the Alpha Academy as his top prospect.
Speaking on In The Kliq, Otis explained the origins of their partnership.
"Before the pandemic, there were two different groups depending on what brand you were on. For a while, me and Tucky were both. It would be The Meat Wagon; EC3 and (Drake Maverick). Once we were on SmackDown, we were with Gable; the three amigos. Once me and Tucky split, we were doing our own thing. There were certain ideas and it's like, not stale, but 'what are we doing here?' We talked with Vince [McMahon] about new characters and basically, from the movie Batman where he goes, 'You are the number one guy.' Basically, we cut the hair. (Gable) is doing the cheesy smile. At first, I was still the big go-lucky guy who loves barbecue and he's the serious trainer. Don't eat carbs. Now, it's a full machine. We're calling out the whole locker room and beating everyone's asses up," he said.
Otis and Gable are longtime friends with Otis crediting Gable for inspiring him to pursue a career in pro wrestling.
The duo is currently feuding with Cesaro on WWE SmackDown.
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