WWE stars Otis and Chad Gable, collectively known as the Alpha Academy, recently sat down with Ryan Satin for an extensive interview about their professional wrestling careers and experiences. The pair, former tag team champions, touched on various topics during the conversation, including their amazing Men's Showcase tag team match from night one of WrestleMania 39.
One of the standout moments from the match was the now-famous Tower of Doom spot, which quickly gained attention for its unique and innovative nature. Otis revealed during the interview that the original plan was for him to be at the top of the tower, but he chose not to take part in the spot due to his fear of heights.
Otis Opts Out of Tower Top
Otis explained, "They wanted me to go up top there, and I'm like, 'Well, I'm a little scared of heights there.' That's why you'll only see the Vader Bomb from Otis. Braun [Strowman] is like, 'Why can't you do it?' We're trying to put my leg up in the little stubs.
'Guys, I'm willing to do it and try it and willing to fail, but we shouldn't do it at WrestleMania.' We switched it around. Putting [Ricochet] up top, Montez [Ford], make a sandwich." Chad Gable praised the diverse talent in the match, stating that the Tower of Doom spot was only possible due to the unique combination of wrestlers.
Gable said, "That's another testament to the different characters and dynamics of the guys in the match. No other match could pull something like that off because of the hosses we had as a base—Ricochet, who can pull off what he did to finish it.
Then the technicians in the middle are doing the other crazy stuff. Where else are you going to find that? It was like a circus in a match." The Men's Showcase tag team match at WrestleMania 39 was a thrilling showcase of athleticism and storytelling.
The Tower of Doom spot is a testament to the creativity and teamwork required in professional wrestling. The interview with Otis and Chad Gable provides fans with an intriguing behind-the-scenes look at the planning and execution of such high-risk maneuvers and the camaraderie and trust between the performers.
The Alpha Academy's insights into creating memorable moments for fans highlight the dedication and passion of WWE superstars. Despite Otis' fear of heights, he was willing to attempt the spot but ultimately prioritized the safety and quality of the match.
The Tower of Doom spot's success is a testament to the adaptability and collaboration of the talented wrestlers involved. It serves as a reminder of the hard work and sacrifice that goes into creating unforgettable moments in professional wrestling.