In a turn of events that has kept the WWE SmackDown universe buzzing, former WWE Champion Bobby Lashley has forged a compelling alliance with past WWE Tag Team Champions, The Street Profits. Montez Ford & Angelo Dawkins, better known as The Street Profits, have not only formed this unexpected coalition but also undergone a marked transformation under Lashley's influence.
One of the most noticeable changes in their demeanor is their attire. The Street Profits have adopted a more polished appearance, with both Ford and Dawkins now donning suits. While Ford has been known to embrace formal attire previously, it's a significant departure for Dawkins.
More than their wardrobe, it's the intensified aggression they've brought to the ring that's turning heads. Recent episodes of SmackDown shed light on the growing dynamics within this trio. After a disappointing defeat by Dawkins to Rey Mysterio, Lashley expressed his displeasure, urging The Street Profits to step up their game.
The pair responded in dominant fashion, unleashing on both Rey Mysterio and Santos Escobar post their US Title match. The Latino World Order's Joaquin Wilde & Cruz Del Toro weren't spared either, falling victim to the formidable Cash Out double-team move.
Fastlane Showdown Confirmed
This altercation set the stage for what promises to be a gripping contest. The Latino World Order, nursing their wounds, challenged Lashley and The Street Profits to a face-off at the much-anticipated Fastlane event on October 7th.
Confirming the rumor mill, Saturday’s edition of WWE Smackdown Lowdown made it official: a six-man tag team showdown between Lashley and The Street Profits against Mysterio, Escobar, and a yet-to-be-announced third member from the Latino World Order.
Speculations hint at Joaquin Wilde stepping up, especially with WWE’s promotional graphics suggesting as much. Interestingly, this match marks Lashley's first televised appearance since May 12th. Despite a few sporadic appearances in live events in June, Lashley has largely remained absent from the squared circle.
While the reason remains speculative, it might be a mix of giving the 47-year-old legend a well-deserved break or addressing a potential injury.