Tucker Says He Pitched For Him And Otis To Be 'Barbecue Guys'

Otis & Tucker, known as Heavy Machinery in WWE, were touted as "blue-collar working men" during their time in the company.

Tucker & Otis gained popularity in NXT before they were moved to the main roster in 2019.

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"Culture shock," told OTR Show when asked about the move to the main roster. "Different world up there. For the first year, I think we were doing very good. The situation kind of panned out the way that it did and I think COVID had a big piece to do with that. The dominoes kind of fell after that. I thought the first six months were good and we had a couple of good pay-per-view matches."

Tucker continued, revealing the pitch he had to keep himself and Otis on television.

"I was trying so hard to pitch us as barbeque guys and having aprons made to sell. I could never get it going, which was disappointing. I pitched it like APA-style where, if we were never on the show, we just stand in the back and barbeque. You're not going to tell me we wouldn't get good stuff. We had some good meetings with Vince and touched on some ideas. He seemed to like the barbeque idea. Everything is about timing there. We pitched it, he liked it, but it was right around the move to FOX and there were other things going on so it fell by the wayside. We didn't understand how to keep our foot on the pedal. It was something I learned, but it was too late," he said.

Elsewhere during the podcast, Tucker said he wishes he would have said "no" to turning on Otis. You can find his full comments by clicking here.

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