Recent reports noted Vince McMahon "threw a fit" over the in-ring work of some of the big men on the WWE roster and ordered the likes of Otis, Dabba-Kato, Keith Lee, Mace and Omos back to the Performance Center for twice-a-week classes with Drew Gulak and Adam Pearce.
According to Fightful Select, Otis was included on the list of names after a couple of spots caught the attention of people within WWE who believe he could be safer in the ring.
Otis addressed the reports during a recent interview with Ryan Satin of FOX Sports.
The former Mr. Money In The Bank said: "I think it's always been there. It wasn't like, 'Hey, we were told this and that.' That Performance Center is a tool for us to get better. If another big man wants to come up to me and wants to work on stuff, or vice versa. We're always working. So, that report was kind of funny at the same time. We're never not working. Especially now that we don't have live events, so we can't really get our stuff out. It's just bottled inside in a little bottle.
"Right now it's like, we're not getting that stuff out there. So, we'll find more and more ways to get in the ring with each other. Which, nothing beats a crowd. That's the one thing I miss to this day is that crowd, man. Feeling that rush from there. The acceptance, you know what I mean? Especially my favourite towns. Milwaukee? Good lord. Yeah, Milwaukee. We're not getting that out so much.
"But now it’s time to get better. It really hasn't been set dates, there hasn't been set anything. It's just, like, when you want to come in, brother. Or I'll talk to Braun about something, so me and Braun will do curls for about thirty minutes. Then, let's talk about something over here. So, it's always been there. I don't know why it came in a big report gimmick. But, yeah, I don't know."
He later added: "Here's what it sounds like. 'Oh, did you guys hear that they're doing weights?' To me it kind of sounded that way. It was like, 'Yeah, we're gonna train, know what I mean?' There wasn't much of a report. I don't know if somebody saw somebody. That's, again, with my reading dyslexia, I don't even read any of the stuff on there. That's probably bad for the good stuff, but my head's always been, 'Just tell me right here,' know what I mean?
"I found out through my father. He told me. I go, 'Well, dad, I tell you when I'm going to the PC.' It was just one of those things where it's misinterpretation, of course, of 2020... almost come to 2021, baby. Let's get a crowd, finally. Beat this damn virus."