Montez Ford recently has been rumored for a singles push. Although Ford is still firmly alongside his tag partner, Angelo Dawkins, speculation surrounding Ford’s potential singles run has crept into the current feud between The Street Profits and The Usos on TV. During the build-up to Money in The Bank, WWE interviewer Kayla Braxton even asked whether there was some dissension between Dawkins and Ford.
WWE Hall of Famer Road Dogg appeared on Busted Open Radio to speak on Ford possibly going solo in the future. The former backstage producer revealed that Paul Heyman had a conversation with Vince McMahon about Ford being the next top superstar in the company.
You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:
On Heyman pitching Ford as a potential top star in the company: “Montez Ford is a guy right now that is in the conversation of, ‘Holy mackerel.’ Paul Heyman had that conversation with Vince McMahon, while I sat in the room, about five years ago about Montez. Pitched him hard. We all knew Montez, but he was new. Paul saw it. He saw this was coming. He was the first one I heard say Montez, but Montez is the total package. What a great guy, a level head on his shoulders, a great athlete. He might be the next big guy.”
On if McMahon’s retirement makes Ford getting pushed more likely: “It definitely could. I’m not saying it’s going to happen Monday or Friday, but it would be on the fast track, I would imagine, especially if Paul (Heyman) is in the other Paul’s [Triple H] ear. I’m sure he is because that’s his business. I think things are going to change in WWE and it’s time. It was time. A seat that I believe Hunter should have been sitting in for a while and I’m glad he’s finally there. The wrestling fan will appreciate that a lot more too. If you can’t tell, I’m unemployed and trying to get my job back [laughs]. I also believe everything I said and mean it. Hunter sat at that table a lot and pitched stuff where everyone went, ‘yeah, yeah’ and it wouldn’t make it to the top. Now, we will start to see. I think we’re going to start to see shades of NXT Black & Gold on the main roster. I believe that was the mixture that you need of wrestling and great entertainment.”
Ford and Dawkins are set to challenge The Usos for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championships tomorrow night at SummerSlam. It was announced that WWE Hall of Famer, Jeff Jarrett, will be the special referee for the anticipated tag match.