The Feb. 19 SmackDown gave us something many of us never thought we’d see – a heel Otis
Or did it?
Taking a disqualification loss because his Alpha Academy trainer Chad Gable was giving him some hands on instruction for how to beat down a beloved wrestling hero was one thing. Following that up with an after-the-bell splash on Rey Mysterio was another.
But while these definitely aren’t the actions of a good guy, I’m not sure we should say Dozer’s left the side of the angel’s just yet.
My guy looks pretty confused in this fallout interview.
Here we have a man who lost his guaranteed title shot to a stuck up wannabe movie star when his best friend turned on him. Just this week, he had to watch his (ex?) special lady friend celebrating on another television show with a chart-topping musician. He still hasn’t won a title in his WWE career, and now a former Olympian is in his head, promising glory in exchange for something he already loves – working out.
Otis has always been a simple man. Steaks. Weights. Beer. The Packers. And the occasional peach. That’s it. If can get those things AND some glory following Gable’s Alpha Academy ways, that doesn’t make him a bad guy.
Plus, if I’m right, recent training partner Daniel Bryan can swoop back into their story. Anyone up for a Bryan vs. Gable feud over who should guide Otis to the promised land?
So don’t fit Dozer for a scarlet “H” just yet. He’s just getting some bad advice, and he’s not the sharpest tool in the shed.