WWE announced the release of Tucker back on April 15th as part of a mass wave of talent cuts.
Prior to his release, WWE had split up the tag team Heavy Machinery, placing Tucker and Otis on different brands. Tucker was seemingly replaced with Chad Gable, who now teams with Otis in Alpha Academy.
Levi Cooper, the former WWE Superstar Tucker, was recently a guest on the Angle Podcast with Joey Karni. During the interview Cooper spoke on WWE replacing him with Chad Gable as Otis’ tag team partner. He says that he loves Otis like a brother, and adds that he loves Gable as well. Cooper talks about how the three of them used to ride the roads together, and says that they have a brotherhood and bond.
“I mean, like I said, I love Otis, he’s my brother. I love Chad Gable as well. The three of us, we would ride together quite often. [Gable is] another high-level amateur wrestler. We all have a brotherhood and a bond, so I don’t have any ill will towards those guys. Obviously I’m disappointed because of the way things have gone for myself personally but, by the same breath, for the last four months I’ve gotten to see my daughter more than I probably had for the two years before.”
You can watch the entire interview with former WWE Superstar Tucker on the Angle Podcast below.