One of the Friday Night Smackdown athletes who certainly had a huge upward trend in this 2020, is the member of Heavy Machinery Otis, the on-screen boyfriend of the beautiful Mandy Rose, who after having staged a great storyline in Wrestlemania with Dolph Ziggler, Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville, has even become the new Mr Money in the Bank this year, going on to beat all the opponents who have covered him in front of the WWE Titan Towers in Stamford.
Apparently, however, the leadership of the federation would have had big plans in store for the big show of the blue show, which would have been changed during the last few months at Friday Night Smackdown.
WWE’s original plan for Otis
According to what the well-known overseas site Ringside News revealed, the federation's management initially wanted to separate the two Heavy Machinery athletes, which in reality it did in part, with Otis who would have had to detach from Comrade Tucker, to chase the his "dreams of glory" in single.
Apparently, such an idea would have been the brainchild of the usual Vince McMahon, who still sees the possibility of doing great things with Otis in the Smackdown rings, but who still preferred to abandon the original plans foreseen for the athlete.
According to reports from journalists of the well-known American site, Otis was even scheduled for a feud with the Smackdown Fiend, the alter ego of Bray Wyatt, with the athlete who before going against Braun Strowman for the Universal title, was to fight Otis, in an unspecified feud.
Ringside News has learned that Otis’ Money In The Bank win was “supposed to be Otis’ big moment”. They had more plans in store. Then WWE went another direction. The exact wording given to us was: “Otis and briefcase: Who knows?” Otis’ Money In The Bank win was supposed to “set him up down the line for The Fiend”.
Bray Wyatt has since been transitioned into a multi-match program with Braun Strowman. Regarding Tucker, we were told that his entry into the situation was supposed to build toward a “big angle” down the line. A lot of things were in play at the time, but it’s unknown what has changed.
Vince McMahon’s constant call for re-writes and changing his mind makes predicting anything impossible. Who knows what went through Vince McMahon's mind once again to bring about all these changes? Or what if WWE management or Bray Wyatt had problems leading to the cancellation of these plans?