Chad Gable has been attempting to get Otis through his Alpha program for the better part of a month, and during last night’s episode of Friday Night SmackDown, things clicked for Otis in a big win over Shinsuke Nakamura.
WWE caught up with Otis and Gable backstage after their win, where Otis was asked about his change in strategy late in the match. Instead of going for his signature Caterpillar move, Gable instead yelled at Otis to keep suplexing Nakamura, which almost cost him the match. Otis said that he wasn’t sure whether or not the change in strategy was a test, but Otis was still able to recover and win. Gable said that he expected Otis to pass the “quiz” he gave him, which he did, but that he still has a lot of things to learn. Thankfully for Otis, though, Gable says that he’s more than ready to help teach him.