Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode Capture SmackDown Tag-Team Championships (Video)


    "... your winners ... and NEW SmackDown Tag-Team Champions -- Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode!"

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That was the announcement that followed the world tag-team title showdown between the teams of Ziggler & Roode and the champions going into the bout, The Street Profits -- Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins -- during the second blue brand episode of the New Year of 2021 on Friday evening.

Ziggler and Roode would defeat Ford and Dawkins with a double-team Zig-Zag finishing move that led to a pin fall.

With the win, they ended the tag-team title reign that began for The Street Profits when the duo first captured the Raw Tag-Team Championships from Seth Rollins & Murphy on the Monday, March 2, 2020 episode of WWE Monday Night Raw. Ford and Hawkins would then swap titles with SmackDown Tag-Team Champions The New Day during the special WWE Draft edition of WWE Monday Night Raw on October 12, 2020.

Featured below is a detailed recap of the entire Ziggler & Roode vs. Street Profits match from the January 8, 2021 episode of WWE Friday Night SmackDown. The following report comes courtesy of Mike Hogan here at Rajah.com.

Smackdown Tag Team Titles
The Street Profits (C) vs. Dolph ZIggler & Robert Roode

The Street Profits come out first, followed by their challengers Ziggler & Roode. Michael Cole and Corey Graves discuss Montez Ford, who's been injured as of late. The match starts slow. Dawkins gets an early upper hand over Ziggler. Dawkins tags in Ford, then hits a double-team move in which he back suplex drops Ford onto Ziggler. Ford instinctively rolls to the side due to his injured knee. Ziggler recovers first and fights Ford into a corner, using every bit of the ref's count to beat on him before breaking and tagging in Roode.

Roode fails to contain Ford, who fires up and flings a flurry of fists into Roode. Roode and Ziggler both congregate outside the ring, Roode desperate for a breather, but the defending champ Ford gives them not a moment of respite as he flies over the rope and lands on top of the challengers! We go to break.

Back from the break and Roode is locked up with Dawkins. Roode tries to suplex Dawkins, but Dawkins blocks it twice. Dawkins with a back releasing suplex. Dawkins hits a Bulldog on Roode. Dawkins covers and gets only a two. Ford is finally climbing up onto the apron and Corey Graves points out that Dawkins has to buy Ford time to recover, and Cole mentions that Dawkins acted like he wanted to make a tag but hesitated. Roode tags in Ziggler, who takes Dawkins down with a dropkick. Ziggler then works the larger athlete over, using the ropes and rakes to the face.

The ref warns Ziggler off, who backs up and allows Roode to run over and punch Dawkins while the ref is distracted. Ziggler locks in a submission then Gator Rolls their bodies towards his own corner as the digital crowd loudly chants "we want the smoke." Ziggler tags in Roode, and Roode prevents Dawkins from reaching his partner as they continue to successfully cut the ring in half. Roode attempts a cover but only gets a two. Again we're reminded how badly banged up Ford is and how he can barely seem to stand on the apron. Roode takes Dawkins into the corner and tags in Ziggler.

Ziggler whips Roode into Ford then runs afterwards, looking for a Bronco Buster but Dawkins moves and Ziggler crotches himself on the turnbuckle! Dawkins tries to crawl across the ring. Zigger tries to stop it but he barely tags Ford in! Ford comes in, hopping on his one good leg. Ford drops Ziggler; Roode comes in and Ford takes him out, sending him back out of the ring. Dolph comes off the ropes and Ford hits the discus lariat that lays out Ziggler!

Ford crawls slowly up the turnbuckles from the outside. Roode comes over to distract him, and Ziggler runs up the ropes, grabs Ford and leaps back, pancaking Ford's face into the mat! Ziggler covers but only gets a two. Ziggler sets him up and hops in for a superkick--as does Ford, and both men superkick each other! Ford tries to cover but Roode comes in to make the save. Dawkins send Roode outside. Dawkins and Roode brawl briefly on the apron. Dawkins knocks Roode off. From in the ring, Ziggler bumps Dawkins off the apron.

Roode gets to his corner and Ziggler tries to put away Ford. Ziggler tags in Roode. Roode with a suplex and a pin for a two. Roode calls for the Glorious DDT but Ford escapes it. Roode tags in Ziggler and they hit a double-team Zig Zag combination and cover Ford for the win! Dawkins checks on Ford, and Ford struggles to get to his feet. Finally he does...just in time for Ziggler and Roode attack them from behind yet again, adding insult to injury.

Winners and NEW SmackDown Tag-Team Champions: Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode

Watch video highlights of the SmackDown Tag-Team Championship match between The Street Profits (Montez Ford & Angelo Dawkins) and the team of Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode from the January 8, 2021 episode of WWE Friday Night SmackDown on FOX via the clips embedded below courtesy of WWE's various social media channels.