The World Tag Team title picture is murky at best due to the title bout sheet both the Dynasty and Hart Foundation signed for last month’s shocking ladder match which saw the Dynasty win the belts.
While all champions are automatically granted a championship rematch, the Hart Foundation hit a wall upon requesting their title shot. Despite the league’s interest in such a match, the Dynasty have legally blocked the title bout.
How could the Dynasty block a contractually obligated title rematch?
Simple: the Dynasty had the good fortune of Richard Holliday’s family of lawyers who added some fine print in the contract: a morals clause.
Citing Teddy Hart’s “extracurricular activities,” MJF and Holliday quickly invoked said morals clause. Thus seemingly ending the Hart Foundation’s pursuit of their newly won championship gold.
With the Hart Foundation disputing these claims and the league desiring a resolution to who is next in line for a title match, MLW will host an arbitration hearing Monday morning.
With the Dynasty expected to march in a dream team of lawyers, both sides will be expected to present evidence supporting their positions. The hearing will end with the arbitrator’s decision in favor of one side or the other.
What happens if the Dynasty’s morals clause is upheld? With CONTRA, the Von Erichs, Injustice, the Spirit Squad and Los Parks all in the hunt, clarity on the next title match is paramount.
Keep checking MLW.com for more on this story as it breaks.