"Given the fact that we do not currently have #1 contenders to the SSW Tag Team championships, we have decided to give both men a reprieve. Ruff and Spade have spent the better part of the past year fighting for or defending the SSW tag team titles. With the 2014 "Lords" tournament kicking into high gear, we felt that it would be an opportune time for both men to get a chance to compete in the tournament, without having to also defend their tag titles as well. Without a current #1 contender team, now was the appropriate time for this to happen."
We just got word that Bracket 2 of the 2014 "Lords of the Ring" tournament has it's 4 competitors. We already announced the debut of YABO THE CLOWN, who is now going to be joined by JESTER YORICK, as well as the current SSW Tag Team Champions, RUFF CROSSING & SCOTT SPADE, to round out bracket 2.
SSW owner RJ Daniels shed some light on the unexpected decision to have Ruff Crossing and Scott Spade not defend their tag team titles on March 16th, and possibly even having to face each other when the match-ups are decided. Here is what he had to say:
Although whom each man will face off against in Bracket 2 has yet to be determined, these are 4 great competitors, all worthy of a shot at winning the 2014 "Lords of the Ring" tournament!