Over the past few weeks, The Street Profits and Viking Raiders have engaged in a series of contests to prove who the superior team is. The two teams have competed in basketball, golf, and ax throwing with more segments seemingly to come.
Speaking to Bleacher Report, Montez Ford discussed the entertainment and storytelling behind the segments.
"I think everyone can possibly benefit from it, whether it is bowling, ax throwing, basketball, Street Talk or Monday after Weekend Update," he said. "I think everyone can benefit from showing themselves in another light. I think it's great to let fans see us as individuals on a different level because we're humans just like everybody else."
He continued, "They used to have tidbits throughout the show of something happening continuously. I remember one thing right off the top of my head from 2000 when "Stone Cold" Steve Austin first came back to SmackDown, and I remember throughout the episode, they'd have a rattlesnake here or something here. It just kept teasing about Austin finally returning. So when Austin finally returned, it was the big reveal at the end of the night. My point is that back in the Attitude Era or coming up, these are most of the ideas I saw. It also helps to not just have matches inside the Performance Center. You get to see some of these personalities outside of the Performance Center."
Throughout the skits, the Street Profits and Viking Raiders have shown off their diverse set of skills outside the ring. We found out The Vikings Raiders are actually good at basketball, neither team is really good at golf, and ax throwing went about how you would expect.
"One of the things we took as inspiration from seeing all those things growing up is doing something completely different to ensure that each event we do is completely different," said Ford. "When you see the Fast & Furious movies or the Saw movies or any sort of franchise that has four or more movies, you want to see the characters, but you also want to see the different setting when it comes to whatever they're trying to accomplish. That's pretty much what we tried to do with all of these skits. We can have a barbecue cookout, we can do swimming, we can have a bodybuilding pose-down. I would definitely love to have a candy contest myself—I love candy. We have so many different types of events that we can explore with so many different personalities involved in it. Dawkins and I were talking about some of the other things we can possibly do, but we do have bowling coming up, and aside from ax throwing, that's another thing that's out of our element. But they said what they said, and we have to make sure they eat their words."
Right now, The Street Profits lead the series 2-1. The two teams will collide in a bowling contest on Monday's WWE Raw.
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