Tucker: I Was Definitely Lied To Straight To My Face On Multiple Occasions In WWE
Tucker was released by WWE in April 2021
Levi Cooper, formerly known as Tucker, believes WWE lied to him on multiple occasions about what was happening with Heavy Machinery and their eventual split.
Tucker turned on Otis, costing him the Money In The Bank briefcase, at Hell In A Cell 2020, bringing an end to their tag-team. The duo would go their separate ways, with Tucker being released by the company earlier this year
The 30-year-old has now revealed he wasn't originally meant to be on the Hell In A Cell card and was asked to come in for the show on the day, before being told about Heavy Machinery's split just a couple of hours before the pay-per-view.
Speaking to WrestleTalk, he said: "I was never told (about the split) really. The first time I found out that it might happen was at TVs the day that we did the Talking Smack segment (for the draft), I found out a couple of hours before that, ‘Hey we’re gonna do this Talking Smack thing where they’re gonna say that like…’, but it wasn’t like a hard split really, because they were just putting us on different brands and they were kayfabing everybody on what was up.
"And then a few weeks later we do the El Gran Gordo thing with Otis in a mask pretending not to be Otis, and then I think the split happened two days after that.
"I wasn’t booked that day, the day the split happened, I wasn’t booked to be on the show that day. And then I got a call at like 1:00 in the afternoon saying, ‘Hey, we need you to come to the arena’. I’m like, ‘Okay…’. And then I wasn’t even told until, I don’t even know, like 3:30 or 4:00 what was gonna go down.
"And that plan changed a couple of times, and looking back on it, I don’t know this, but I’m very sure, I feel confident that the way that it happened was so that I wouldn’t ask a bunch of questions, and so that I would kinda be frazzled into doing it, which is exactly what ended up happening."
The former Tucker also revealed that he was never given any idea of what WWE's plans were for Otis with the Money In The Bank briefcase either before saying he feels like the company didn't tell him the truth a lot of the time.
“So honestly I didn’t really get any answers on that (plans for Otis’ Money in the Bank run) either. I think that Otis getting the briefcase was a real last minute decision, I believe, I don’t know that either. The truth of the matter is, no I don’t really have any set answers, I didn’t get any. I feel like I was definitely lied to straight to my face on multiple occasions."