Cade & Murdoch reunited and better than ever
Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch burst onto the RAW tag team scene on Sept. 5, 2005 and within mere weeks, the duo had risen to the top of the mountain and become World Tag Team Champions. They had catapulted to great heights in no time, but almost as suddenly, the duo lost the gold and parted ways. After a few months of trying their hands at singles competition, both Cade and Murdoch came to a realization. As singles competitors they were forces to be reckoned with, but as a cohesive unit, they are damn near unstoppable. Now, the former World Tag Team Champions are back together and looking better than ever.
The decision to reunite as a tag team was an obvious one according to Cade.
“There hasn’t been a tag team as good as us since around WrestleMania 2000. “We never should have broken up in the first place. It was a bad decision on our parts. We’re not living in the past, though. We made the decision, we accept that we made it, but we realize it was a bad decision.”
Cade also added that if they hadn’t broken up, then perhaps they wouldn’t be dominating the way that they are right now.
“Sometimes you have to take one step backwards to take two steps forward. That’s exactly what happened during the winter. We took a step backwards when we did the singles thing for about five months, but I think we took two steps forward during the European tour after WrestleMania. And I think we’ve taken steps forward every month since then. I think we’ve been taking a huge step here in June, and the same thing is going to happen in July.”
Murdoch seems to share the same sentiment as his partner, but he put things a little more bluntly.
“Lance and I together are the baddest mother F’ers here. I don’t care who hears it. I don’t care who knows it. And together, there ain’t no one that can stop us, and we both know that. If you watch us wrestle, then you’ll know it too,” said Murdoch.
Cade & Murdoch have been racking up wins left and right as of late, but the former Champs have more on their mind than just winning matches.
“There ain’t no stopping us right now,” said Murdoch. “What you’re looking at right now is a train with one destination. We’re going to keep going through people until we get what we want, and that to become the next World Tag Team Champions.”
So, even though the current World Tag Team Champions, the Spirit Squad, seem to have their hands full with D-Generation X, Cade & Murdoch have also put a target on their backs.
“It’s pretty easy to hold onto the Championship when there are five guys,” said Cade. “We’re two guys. This is a tag team. This is a traditional tag team, and there is no other tag team in WWE like us. I’ve said this once, and I’ll say it again, there is no tag team that trains together, rides together on the road, stays together in hotels, gets in trouble outside the building together, gets in trouble inside the building together…”
“Drinks together, chases ladies together,” Murdoch was sure to add.
“There used to be so many tag teams in professional wrestling, but somewhere along the way that changed,” said Cade. “It’s not a lack of talent, it was just lost. It was lost because there were too many selfish individuals that wanted all the glory for themselves. Trevor and I can get what we want, which is the same as what everyone else wants, but we can do it together.”
Cade & Murdoch’s confidence has obviously reached all-time highs as they have even been providing their own commentary during their matches. While one member of the team is brutalizing his opponent, the other has been giving their own, unique version of the play by play action.
“Lance and I want to make it a point to everybody in the WWE locker room that we can kick your ass,” said Murdoch. “And not only can we kick your ass, but we can tell you we’re going to kick your ass while we’re doing it, and there ain’t nothing more embarrassing than that.”
“We just do whatever the hell we please,” said Cade. “There’s no other way around it. You can turn our microphone off, but we’re going to kick your ass and if you have another problem with it, then have the balls to come out and stop us. No one has yet, so…”
Not only do Cade & Murdoch sound different with their unique commentary week in and week out, Cade in particular has a different look than the last time he was teaming up with Murdoch. When the duo debuted, Cade was sporting flowing, blond locks, but he has gone to a more rugged look with his natural black hair.
“I thought I’d go back to my natural color of dark, because you know what? I’m not going to be ashamed of who we are anymore,” said Cade. “We’re two bad rednecks. We’re not cowboys; we’re not truckers; we’re rednecks. We live, breathe and do our own thing. It’s a way of life we have, and I’m not going to be ashamed of it just because we’re here in WWE. We are who we are, and we’re not afraid to tell you.”
In fact, Murdoch’s message is loud and clear.
“We just want to make sure that we put everybody, all the WWE Superstars, on notice that Cade & Murdoch are back in town, and we’re out for blood. Y’all think about that.”