Tucker Details Relationship With WWE Chairman Vince McMahon
Tucker was released by WWE in April 2021
The former Tucker has opened up on his relationship with Vince McMahon in WWE, revealing details of a time when he pitched a barbeque character idea to him.
Levi Cooper was released by WWE in April after the company split up his tag-team with Otis last year. The 30-year-old, despite being used on television, was constantly trying to come up with different ideas, and even had the chance to discuss them with the WWE Chairman.
Unfortunately, none of those ideas ever went further than concepts.
Speaking to Gary Cassidy of Inside The Ropes, he said: "I interacted with him when it was possible, there definitely would be months that would go by where I wouldn’t really interact with him too much. He’s super busy, he’s in his office all the time and people are always constantly trying to go in there. He’s kind of signing off on every television segment.
"So I don’t feel like I had necessarily like a great relationship with him. I do feel like there was a level of respect there at least. He’s Vince, you’ve got to come correct, right? I’m not going in there every week, just like, 'Hey, sir, how are you?' No, it’s like, 'OK, I have an idea that I think is a good idea. I’ve tried to run it up the chain and whatever, I’ve shopped it around a couple of writers, a couple producers. They seem to think it might be a good idea, so I’ll go run it by Vince to see what he thinks and see if we can’t make it happen or whatever.' Because, if you can get the boss to sign off on it, then it’ll happen.
"That’s kind of why I was saying about the barbecue thing. I distinctly remember leaving that office and being like, 'That was the best kind of pitch conversation we’ve had with him up to this point. Don’t you think, Boss?' He was like, 'Yeah, dude, he was really into it!' He was very engaged, like wasn’t on his phone.
"It was probably only a ten-minute conversation or something and that’s why, like I said, I was just kind of thinking, like, 'He seemed to love it and he was writing stuff down, so it’s probably going to happen.'
"I think if I would have known… That was kind of early on in our time, if I would have known what I knew now, I would have really stayed on it with some of the people who are kind of like next down in the chain that could make the moves happen and sort of just constantly, constantly staying on it instead of just being like, 'Oh, well, he liked it. I think it’ll happen' and it just didn’t, and accepting that."