Montez Ford has largely been a tag team wrestler, as part of The Street Profits with Angelo Dawkins. However, he has proven to be a family man and not just a great husband to Bianca Belair. Unfortunately, it appears Ford’s grandfather has passed away recently.

Montez Ford took to his Instagram and announced that his grandfather has passed away at the age of 85. Emotionally reflecting on their relationship, Ford described his grandad as the prime example of what a man is and the patriarch of their family. He highlighted his grandfather’s remarkable 85 years, emphasizing the rarity and beauty of such a milestone for a Black man.

For the last two days, I’ve been trying to get myself together, but I’ve never experienced pain like this before. My Grandaddy is the most important person to me. He was the prime example of what a man is. He is the Patriarch of our family. He lived to see 85 beautiful years. And 85 years for a Black man, is a rare & beautiful thing. 4 lifetimes. He’s seen & done it all. And what hurts me most is that, I just miss talking to him.”

Ford expressed deep sadness at the loss, recounting how his grandfather would always check in on him, even leaving voicemails during his wrestling travels. Despite questioning God’s timing, Ford acknowledged his grandfather’s desire to rest in his last moments.

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”Even up until Monday, he would always call and leave me voicemails or would check and see how I was doing. This was all in between my visits to Chicago while on road wrestling. And EVERY time I was in Chicago, if I saw no one else, I saw him. He watched everything program & appearance I’ve been on in the WWE since I arrived. And He was very witty, (now everyone knows where it comes from.) I took everything from him. The way he talked, the way he carried himself, & the way our family views him.”

”He always told me to keep at least “$20” in my pocket, which I still do till this day. And hands down, he’s the coolest most chill cat you could ever meet. I questioned GOD for the first time in a long time this week, but it was out of the selfishness of wanting him here. But even in his last words, he wanted to go rest. Even in these photos, his strength wasn’t there, but he used whatever he had to stand up, for me. For that, I’ll always stand up in any situation in remembrance of him. Rest easy Grandaddy.”

Ford thanked his grandad for the enduring support, memories of childhood pranks, and the sacrifices that paved the way for his own success. He pledged to continue making his grandfather proud with every step he takes but conveyed the profound void left by his passing.

”Thanks for always putting up with our pranks as kids & always being a good sport about it, for allowing me to do frog splashes off your porch onto the mattresses from the basement, for learning and doing backflips in the yard, to the conversations in the front living room while listening to BB King. Also, To you visiting my home after years of telling people he wasn’t getting on no plane, but he did for me. I’m glad you saw your grandson “get it right” like we always spoke. My Grandaddy’s sacrifices are the reason I’m here today, & God knows I’ll keep trying to make him proud with every step that I take, I just will miss him man.”

Montez Ford also previously mourned the loss of his sister. This is undoubtedly a difficult time for Montez Ford and his family, and we extend our deepest condolences to them. The loss of a family member is a profound and painful experience, and fans around the world join in sympathy and support for Ford during this challenging moment.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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