Tucker Recalls Being 'Steaming Mad' After Working A Match On Short Notice

Plans change quickly in WWE and for Heavy Machinery, a quick turnaround upset Tucker, who just wanted to keep everyone safe.

Heavy Machinery (Tucker & Otis) had been working B-Team (Do Dallas & Curtis Axel) on the live event loop and in dark matches throughout 2019, gaining plenty of familiarity with each other. That familiarity came in handy when they found out they were be working on short notice, without proper time to warm up.

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Speaking on the OTR Show, Tucker recalled an incident that left him angry with how things went down.

"We had been wrestling a dark match with the B Team for many TVs in a row. We were shooting a backstage vignette where they were morphing the 24/7 Title into us doing barbeque in the back. I tell Scott Armstrong and he was going to get the match changed. We're shooting the deal and get done, it takes about an hour and a half. The biggest slap is it got cut and never saw the light of day," he recalled. "We're sitting in catering in basketball shorts and t-shirts and I get a text from one of the writers and he's like, 'they're looking for you in Gorilla.' We just ate. We walk into Gorilla and they're like, 'We need you guys. We're doing the dark match.' I look at Otis, they want us to get our gear on. We couldn't get our gear on in time before SmackDown. B Team has their music hit, they go out and we're standing in Gorilla. We were still in our basketball gear. We're having a discussion for like 30 seconds and our music hits. I pull my cell phone out of my pocket and throw it on the floor. Otis takes his can of dip out of his pocket and hands it to whoever is standing there. We go out in basketball shorts and t-shirts for the dark match. Luckily, we had wrestled those guys a bunch of times and we ran our normal stuff. It was a quick match and we got in and got out as safe as possible. I was steaming mad after because it's not a safe situation. Someone got an injury in that exact situation. I won't name names, I'm sure people watching know. It was a scenario that happened not that long before me, with someone way more important in the wrestling business than I'll ever be. If that incident didn't stop it from happening, I don't know what will stop it. Thank goodness everyone was safe."

Tucker didn't give the name of the wrestler who was injured in the short notice match.

Heavy Machinery and B-Team worked together 19 times with two of those matches taking place on WWE SmackDown.

Elsewhere during the interview, Tucker discussed his pitch to have himself and Otis as "barbecue guys." You can find his full comments by clicking here.

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