WWE SmackDown star Otis turned heel on Smackdown this week.
Otis and Chad Gable- the Alpha Academy Tag Team – faced Dominik and Rey Mysterio at SmackDown 19 February 2021 episode. The match saw Gable coaching Otis to attack Rey and ignoring the referee’s count, leading to a DQ.
After the match, Otis hit a splash on Rey and followed it by another top rope splash after being instructed by Gable. The inadvertant attack is expected to be Otis’ heel turn. Chad Gable was already working as a heel for the last few months.
Otis has been lost in the last few months since losing the Money in the Bank briefcase to the Miz at Hell in a Cell 2020 PPV. Before that, he got a big win over Dolph Ziggler at WrestleMania as well as won the MITB briefcase.
There are currently no updates on how WWE is looking to use Otis and the Alpha Academy in coming days. WWE Smackdown Tag Team Champions Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode were on the commentary during last night’s match. You can check the complete results and updates from WWE SmackDown 19 February episode here.
WWE also released post SmackDown interview of Otis and Gable with Alyse Ashton which you can see below.