The Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford) are destined for gold in WWE’s NXT.
Dawkins, who just turned 28 on July 24, is from Fairfield, Ohio, and Ford, also 28, is from Chicago, Illinois.
Fairfield, Ohio. Chicago, Illinois. Who better to ask.
LeBron or MJ?
Let the debate begin.
Street Profits talk LeBron or MJ, Harper College, the Havert L. Fenn Center in Fort Pierce, how they formed a tag team and more.
About their alliance...
Ford said: “Me and [Angelo] have similarities. He looked across the room one day. I looked across the room. He’s seen my work ethic. I’ve seen his work ethic. He likes to get down. I like to get down. That’s how we formed. It’s as simple as that. It’s two guys who have the same everything.”
Dawkins discussed creating the team name: “That was definitely us. We were like, ‘Yo, what would be hot right now? What should we name ourselves?’ We went down the list, and as soon as we both said Street Profits, we were like, ’Oh man. That gotta nice little ring to it.’
Ford added: ”We’re profits. We’re advancing in life. We’re advancing the tag team division. We’re advancing the goal. We’re advancing the skill. We’re advancing the style. We’re advancing everything. The profit is an advance, and that’s what we do.”
Ford, who is married to NXT Superstar Bianca Belair, made his NXT debut at the Havert L. Fenn Center in Fort Pierce, which is where NXT hosts a show on Saturday, July 28. Dawkins, who made his debut in late 2012, is a Havert L. Fenn Center regular, competing in singles and tag team action.
Ford said: “I made my debut there in September 2015 in a battle royal. So it’s a very historic building ... and now you have us, pretty much at the height of our game.”
Ford added: “You’ve got to get the Gold Circle [seats] to get up-close and personal to see us -- myself, Angelo Dawkins, the Street Profits.”
Dawkins continued: ”Get you a nice little Profit Experience.”
Ford remarked: “I like that. Profit Experience. We got to start using that more.”
Street Profits also talk signing with WWE, Jerry Brisco, U.S. Military, the WWE Performance Center, tag teams, NXT Superstar Bianca Belair and more.
Ford, a stellar track athlete, served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Dawkins, athletic, too, starred in football, track and wrestling at Harper College in Palatine, Ill. “
Dawkins recalled: “I was an amateur wrestler at Harper College, and we were at national duals, and [WWE scout and former pro wrestling] Jerry Brisco recruits all the amateur wrestlers, because he also had an amateur [wrestling] background as well [Oklahoma State].
“I was getting ready for my match. I ended up going against the No.3 guy in the nation, and I ended up beating him, and I remember my coach telling me, ‘Hey, Hey, Jerry Brisco’s here. Jerry Brisco’s here.’ I was like, ‘Huh. Yea. All Right.’ They’re like, ‘Vince McMahon’s right hand man.’ I was like, ‘Right. All right. Whatever.’ Then Jerry Brisco’s right there. I’m like, ‘Oh, snap. They weren’t lying.’”
NXT in Fort Pierce
WWE NXT is 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 28 at the Havert L. Fenn Center in Fort Pierce.
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