Ahead of their Raw Tag Team Championship match this weekend at WrestleMania, The Street Profits teamed with Kevin Owens to take on the team of Seth Rollins, Angel Garza and Austin Theory.
While the match was pretty good, what got people talking was a pretty rough spot where Montez Ford landed hard on the ramp following a dive to the outside.
That bump from Montez Ford looked rough 😳 pic.twitter.com/XdCd7GKo5Q
— 🪐🖤 | 102 • fan account (@xReigningEmpire) March 31, 2020
Speaking on Wrestling Observer Live, Bryan Alvarez explained what went wrong and what was actually supposed to happen;
“As it turns out when Montez hit the ropes, Seth was supposed to trip him, okay? Granted, Seth was a little bit late, but he wasn’t that late. He actually did get a hold of Montez’s foot. Maybe when Montez started running he realized that Seth was too far away and in his mind he thought ‘there’s no way this guys’ gonna get to me, I just gotta keep running.’ Seth is actually very athletic and fast and he did get to him, but Montez apparently got it in his mind that ‘I gotta do this dive.
“So he ran and he just did an unplanned flip dive over the top. Austin Theory didn’t know it was coming so Theory looked up and just sees this guy coming at him and Montez crashes and nearly kills himself and Theory, I don’t know what was in anybody’s mind, but maybe Theory thought, ‘Maybe I was supposed to catch him.’ So, he took a bump. Then everybody’s dead.
“The spot was supposed to be Seth tripping Montez Ford and Montez just did the dive anyway that he wasn’t supposed to do. So, that’s what happened on that spot.”
Some have questioned why, as the show was pre-taped, WWE didn’t make the decision to remove the botch from the match. However, despite the fact it looked rough, it was still pretty cool to see.