The Street Profits are the Breakthrough Superstars of the year, but they weren’t always a team.
During After The Bell, Montez Ford walked Corey Graves through what it took to form the Street Profits. Both Ford and Angelo Dawkins were doing their own thing in NXT. Then a decision was made to place them together that would change both of their career for the better.
“I mean, we were boys from the start,” stated Ford. “When we got to the PC – at my second tryout where they hired me at – they later put me through acting classes, which Angelo Dawkins was in that acting class. So, I got brought upstairs with I think there was six of us that they thought about hiring and I remember that day I thought that promos were going to be in the evening; normally I show up with a suit everywhere. I had worn my ring gear to what pretty much was the promo class and I was upset because I didn’t have a suit on and eventually they took us upstairs to the acting class and I had on gym shorts and gym clothes and some Moccasins. So, I remember sitting up there and they were going like, ‘Hey Dawkins, that is perfect fit for the both of you, he is wearing Moccasins too.’ And Dawkins was like, ‘Yeah, I see that.’
“I remember from that point after I got signed, we kicked it from the jump and maybe a year-and-a-half in, Angelo Dawkins had a single’s match against No Way Jose and I had a match against Steve Cutler. I remember immediately after that the producers came up to us and said that they wanted to put us together and we were like, oh, okay, that’s easy, I know this dude. I was fortunate to be put in with someone that you actually know.”
We’ll have to see what’s next for the Street Profits. Their charisma and appeal has certainly been noticed since their main roster call-up. It seems like they also show no signs of slowing down.
Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the quote