Tucker Wasn't Surprised By His WWE Release
The writing was on the wall after the Heavy Machinery split
Levi Cooper (FKA Tucker) has admitted he wasn't surprised by his WWE release.
"Yeah I mean of course, it's never fun to lose your job or whatever. I hadn't been in that positive of a creative position I would say since the split of Heavy Machinery. So, like I said, obviously disappointed, but I think some people say that, for them, their releases were surprising or came out of nowhere - I was pretty sure I was gonna get released," Cooper told WrestleTalk.
"After I hit my former partner in the head with a briefcase and then we didn't have a wrestling match, I'm like, 'Uhh, I kinda know where this thing's headed, I think I know where this thing's headed'. So that was kind of at least my thought process through that horses**t."
Before his release in April 2021, Tucker spent eight years with WWE, first signing with the company in 2013. He later formed Heavy Machinery with Otis and they teamed together for four years until the tag team was suddenly broken up at Hell In A Cell 2020 when Tucker turned on his partner. Cooper would only wrestle on WWE TV four more times before his release, often as a jobber.
What is next for Cooper remains to be seen, but he recently revealed he would be open to working Josh Barnett's Bloodsport.