Tucker (Levi Cooper) is in no rush to make his next wrestling decision.
Tucker was released by WWE in April and his 90-day non-compete clause has expired, making him free to sign with any promotion. For Tucker, he wants to take his time and be a stay-at-home dad until 2022 before getting back into wrestling.
"I've got a couple of shows booked already. I've got one in Indiana, looking at a couple in Georgia right now. I'm looking forward to getting back in the ring and stripping back some of the façade and I'm booking myself as Levi Cooper, who I am. You can look me up you can see that I really kicked people's asses to pay for my college. I was a top 10 heavyweight in this country three years in a row... So I'm just gonna book myself as Levi Cooper and you're just gonna kind of see me be an amateur wrestler at the beginning of my indie run," he said to Cultaholic.
When discussing where he would like to work, Tucker mentioned ROH, but wants to hone his craft at different places before potentially heading to a larger promotion.
"I think Ring Of Honor would be a place that I would like to work just based on the way they operate. The things I kind of see and the way the matches happen and just the way they tell their stories. I think that might be a place where I could have a lot of growth because it's quite different from what I've done and what I've been known [for]. But at the same time, I worked with some guys who came from there and I understand on the face what the differences between ROH and WWE [are]. Those differences will kind of help me to do what I'm looking to do for myself in terms of who I'm trying to build myself into," he said. "I like what IMPACT's doing. Obviously, AEW has been killing the game. Personally, and who knows what opportunities are going to present themselves to me and what I'll ultimately say yes or no to, outwardly at the moment I feel like I want to be on the indies for a year. Like I said, if there's an opportunity that presents itself where I think that I could have the opportunity to grow within that then it would be pretty difficult for me to pass it up. But I feel like I have some personal growth that I need to do. I've been under contract since the beginning of 2014 and I've basically been going to wrestling school for that entire time. So I need to figure that stuff out for a little bit for myself too and fall flat on my face without having the pressure of needing to have a polished thing right away."
Tucker has taken to Twitch since being released by WWE.
He's also commented on the possibility of competing at Bloodsport in the future. You can find his comments regarding a potential Bloodsport bout by clicking here.