In recent weeks, WWE enthusiasts have been glued to the evolving alliance between Bobby Lashley and the Street Profits. The synergy, albeit somewhat rocky, promised a potentially dominant faction in the making. However, speculation has been rampant regarding the impending additions to this rising faction, notably involving the substantial prowess of Odyssey Jones.
Jones, boasting a commanding presence with his 405-pound stature, has been with WWE since 2019 and became a notable figure during his recent stint on the Monday Night RAW brand, following the 2023 Draft. His influence stretched globally during WWE’s soiree into Hyderabad, India, where he clashed with NXT star, Bron Breakker, further solidifying his standing as a top superheavyweight prospect within the organization.
Rumors began to swirl around Jones, suggesting his imminent inclusion within Bobby Lashley's group. Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful sought to douse these flames of speculation during an episode of the Backstage Report podcast. Sapp ardently clarified that Fightful had not come across any substantial plans or confirmations regarding Odyssey Jones synergizing with Lashley and the Street Profits.
"Jones has been in discussions as a prospective addition to the Lashley-Street Profits ensemble. Yet, no confirmations or detailed plans have reached our ears. Any claims stating 'it's destined for Fastlane' have not been reported by us.
Not in the slightest," Sapp explained.
Fastlane Faction Fallout
Meanwhile, at WWE Fastlane, Lashley and the Street Profits—Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins—faced a vital test of unity and dominance in a six-man tag match against LWO, even after hinting at internal friction during a prior SmackDown episode.
A victory would have solidified their heel persona and collective stability. But alas, it was not in the cards. The narrative entwining the match emphasized the anticipation surrounding the unidentified partner of Rey Mysterio and Santos Escobar.
To the audience's overwhelming excitement, the veiled ally was unveiled as the returning Carlito, who played a pivotal role in guiding the Latino World Order to a triumphant victory, subsequently dealing a stark blow to Lashley and the Profits.
The future of Lashley's faction now hangs in a delicate balance, amidst unverified rumors and a palpable need for strengthening their alliance. Fans and critics alike now eagerly await the trajectory of this trio and whether fresh alliances, like that with Odyssey Jones, could eventually materialize. WWE continues to weave a tapestry of alliances and enmities, keeping the global audience steadfastly engaged.