A tag team that was separated as part of the recent WWE Draft has spoken about how they only found out about the split at the last minute.
Heavy Machinery went their separate ways, with Tucker moving to Raw and Otis staying on SmackDown. Otis did team with Tucker under a mask on this past Monday’s Raw but it’s yet to be seen if that was a one-off or if it will keep happening.
Speaking on D-Von Dudley’s Table Talk show, Tucker said:
“We found out at the last minute like most things happen here. And that’s just part of being a WWE Superstar. [I] actually found out live on Talking Smack that I was I going to move to Raw. It is what it is. Kind of good and bad or whatever, but mostly disappointing because Heavy Machinery still feels like they have some things to achieve. We haven’t won Tag Team Championships together and we feel like we still have more to do as a team. but not everything’s up to us and we’ll deal with what we got to deal with.”
Otis went on to reveal how the name ‘Heavy Machinery actually came about, saying:
“I said it once, we had this thing called the Performance Center shows, and basically, it’s to test some things out, see what looks good on camera. So, you’re basically wrestling in front of your peers and your coaches and Kayla Braxton, she came into the post-match interview ‘What would we call you two hunk of men?’ ‘Heavy Machinery!’ I said something else, but I don’t remember how I even said, but Heavy Machinery just kind of clicked but after the meeting of Heavy Machinery, those two big guys could go and never stop coming. It was not supposed to be Heavy Machinery. Then, after four months, we were actually named Heavy Machinery.”
Quotes via WrestlingInc