Montez Ford opens up on The Street Profit’s controversial Tag Team Title Swap with The New Day comparing it to another famous exchange in the WWE.
The Street Profits are only the second team in the WWE after the Revival to complete the Tag Team Triple Crown. However, the title that won them the accolade came in the most controversial of manners that rubbed many the wrong way.
The New Day, who were the SmackDown Tag Team Champions, were drafted to RAW. The Street Profits, who were the RAW Champions were SmackDown bound. The WWE could have had both champions vacate their championships. In exchange, they would be given automatic title shot at the Tag Titles of their new brand. Instead, they decided to simply swap the belts.
Montez Ford opens up on The Street Profit’s controversial Tag Team Title Swap with The New Day
While the swap has come under heavy criticism, Montez Ford of The Street Profit sees nothing wrong in it. In fact, he went on to compare it with Andre the Giant’s WWE title exchange with Ted DiBiase.
“People would say, ‘Well you know, that doesn’t make any sense and this and that and the third’. And I was like, ‘Well, how do they think Ted DiBiase became the WWE Champion?’ Like, Andre the Giant won and he surrendered the title. That’s just as much as swap as it is our Tag Team Titles,” he told Sportskeeda.
One feels for Ford and Co. who have to deal with the negativity of the booking. However, there are many ways this could have been avoided. There was no need to exchange the champions whose titles are named after their specific brands.
Like Bobby Lashley, who was stripped of his ECW title after being drafted to RAW, the titles could have been vacated or even dropped. Also, the exchange between Andre and the Million Dollar man isn’t officially recognized by the WWE. It was merely done in order to take the title from Hulk Hogan and put it on Randy Savage.
It is obviously impossible to please everyone and Montez Ford isn’t the one to blame for the storyline on the show. However, taking the easiest way out of a predicament they put themselves in isn’t the best way to encourage fans to come and watch the show week after week.
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