Montez Ford gets candid about the Street Profits' loss to The Usos at WWE SummerSlam.
At WWE SummerSlam earlier this year, The Street Profits faced off against The Usos in a Undisputed Tag Team Championship match. The Usos were able to defeat the Street Profits in the bout, which seemingly brought the rivalry between the two teams to a close for the time being.
After that match, the Street Profits were active in WWE for about a month before disappearing from the road due to Montez Ford's calf injury. The duo would go on to return to the company on the November 28 edition of WWE Raw in a match against Alpha Academy.
Ford and Dawkins were guests on the December 7 edition of WWE's The Bump. When he was asked about his mindset while recovering from injury, Montez gave a lengthy answer about how the group isn't over their SummerSlam loss.
“I’m not gonna sit here in The Bump studio and act like everything’s fine and dandy. You know, we had a great return. [My] frog splash is still intact, athleticism is still intact, the passion is still there, but I can’t sit here and lie to you guys and say that SummerSlam doesn’t bother me. I can’t sit here and act like it doesn’t bother me that every single day that I wake up and look in the mirror, that I failed on that stage, that we failed on that stage. It’s something that bothers us to this day. So when the injury happened and all of the rehabilitation, a whole different type of focus and mode was happening. I’m not just gonna improve in athleticism, I'm gonna improve everything. The way my mind is, the way I eat, the way I conduct, the energy, the people I keep around myself, everything’s gonna be intact. There’s not gonna be any mishaps because I feel like there’s not gonna be any more excuses once that time comes — and that time will come. But I can’t sit here and act like SummerSlam doesn’t bother us because it bothers us all the time, it really does. Granted, we go out there and we give the crowd exactly what they deserve, what they need, what they love. But, out of all of the things we’ve accomplished, we have not [won] the Undisputed Tag Team Championships and that is something that doesn’t sit well with me. I’m not trying to make this a dark segment at all, I'm just telling you how serious I am about the next few months, years, or however long it takes to get that, to obtain that gold with my tag team partner. It will happen, and I’ll tell you right here on The Bump Usos, if nobody else takes care of the job before we get there, we definitely will.”
Since SummerSlam, The Usos have gone on to defend their tag straps against teams like The Brawling Brutes, The New Day, and more.
Recently, The Usos were named as top tag team of 2022 by Pro Wrestling Illustrated. To learn more, click here.
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