Street Profits

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The Street Profits is an American professional wrestling tag team consisting of Angelo Dawkins (born July 24, 1990) and Montez Ford (born May 31, 1990), performing in WWE on the Raw brand, where they are the current WWE Raw Tag Team Champions in their first reign.

The Street Profits
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Montez Ford (left) and Angelo Dawkins (right) in May 2017
Tag team
MembersAngelo Dawkins
Kenneth Crawford / Montez Ford
Name(s)Angelo Dawkins and Kenneth Crawford
The Street Profits
Billed heightsDawkins: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Ford: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Combined
billed weight
492 lb (223 kg)
Dawkins: 260 lbs (118 kg)
Ford: 232 lb (105 kg)
DebutMarch 16, 2016
Years active2016–present

HistoryEdit

WWEEdit

NXT (2016–2019)Edit

The team of Angelo Dawkins and Kenneth Crawford debuted on the March 16, 2016 episode of NXT, (taped on January 21), where they were defeated by The Hype Bros.[1] The team would continue to work at house shows.

On the July 12, 2017 episode of NXT, Crawford (now renamed Montez Ford) and Dawkins started appearing in weekly vignettes as The Street Profits. On the August 9 episode of NXT, they made their return by defeating The Metro Brothers.[2] The Street Profits would go on a winning streak, defeating the likes of The Ealy Twins, Riddick Moss and Tino Sabbatelli, and local wrestlers. On January 17, 2018, Street Profits suffered their first loss to The Authors of Pain (AOP) (Akam and Rezar), failing to earn a NXT Tag Team Championship match at NXT TakeOver: Philadelphia.[3][4] Later on, they entered the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, where they would defeat Heavy Machinery in the first round, but were eliminated by AOP in the semifinals. The Street Profits once again entered the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic in 2019, but were defeated by Moustache Mountain in the first round.

On the May 1, 2019 episode of NXT, The Viking Raiders (Erik and Ivar) vacated the NXT Tag Team Championship, but were immediately challenged by Street Profits. The match ended in a disqualification after The Forgotten Sons and Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch got involved.[5] A four-way tag team ladder match for the NXT Tag Team Championship was later scheduled for NXT TakeOver: XXV between Street Profits, Lorcan and Burch, The Forgotten Sons, and The Undisputed Era (Kyle O'Reilly and Bobby Fish). At NXT TakeOver: XXV, they won the NXT Tag Team Championship for the first time.[6] On the July 10 episode of NXT, Street Profits made their first successful title defense against Lorcan and Burch, but on the August 15 tapings of NXT, they would lose the NXT Tag Team Championship to O'Reilly and Fish.

Raw (2019–present)Edit

Starting on July 1, The Street Profits started appearing on WWE Raw doing various backstage segments, a move that was said to be done in order to appeal to younger audiences. It was clarified by Dave Meltzer that the team were still NXT wrestlers and that this was not an official move to Raw.[7] On October 11, during the WWE Draft, the Street Profits were drafted to Raw, officially bringing them to the brand.[8] On the October 21 edition of Raw, the Street Profits defeated Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson in their debut match. At Survivor Series, the Street Profits competed in a 10-team Interbrand Tag Team Battle Royal where they were the last team eliminated by the eventual winners, Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode.[9] At Starrcade, and with Ric Flair in their corner, the Street Profits would defeat Gallows and Anderson.[10]

On the December 9 episode of Raw, the Street Profits answered an open challenge for a title bout issued by Raw Tag Team Champions The Viking Raiders, where The Viking Raiders retained.[11] Four weeks later, the Street Profits were given another shot at the Viking Raiders' tag team titles, this time in a triple threat match that also involved Gallows and Anderson where The Viking Raiders retained once again.[12] On the February 17, 2020 episode of Raw, after Kevin Owens and The Viking Raiders defeated Murphy and AOP via disqualification due to Seth Rollins' interference, the Street Profits came out and aided Owens and The Viking Raiders by attacking Murphy and AOP while Rollins retreated.[13] Later, the Street Profits were scheduled to challenge Rollins and Murphy for the Raw Tag Team Championship at Super ShowDown,[14] where they would be unsuccessful.[15] On the March 2 episode of Raw, the Street Profits were given a final opportunity "Now or Never" rematch, where, with the help of Kevin Owens, they would go on to win the Raw Tag Team Championship.[16] Later backstage, Rollins and Murphy challenged them to a rematch for the titles at Elimination Chamber,[17] where the Street Profits retained the titles.

Evolve (2018–2019)Edit

On October 28, 2018, the Street Profits made their first appearance at Evolve 114, winning the Evolve Tag Team Championship by defeating The Doom Patrol.[18][19] They would successfully defend the titles against the likes of The WorkHorsemen, AR Fox and Leon Ruff, Austin Theory and Harlem Bravado, and The Skulk. At Evolve 123, they lost the titles to The Unwanted. On March 16, 2019, they made their final Evolve appearance as a tag team at Evolve 124, teaming with Velveteen Dream to defeat The Unwanted in a six-man tag team match.

Other mediaEdit

Street Profits made their video game debut as playable characters in WWE 2K19,[20] and appear once again in WWE 2K20.[21]

Personal livesEdit

Angelo Dawkins is from Fairfield, Ohio and was an amateur wrestler at Harper College. Montez Ford is from Chicago, Illinois and served in the United States Marine Corps. Ford is married to fellow professional wrestler Bianca Belair, who competes in NXT.[22]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "NXT: March 16, 2016". WWE. 2016-03-16. Retrieved 2020-02-15.
  2. ^ "The Street Profits def. The Metro Brothers". WWE. 2017-08-09. Retrieved 2020-02-15.
  3. ^ "The Authors of Pain def. The Street Profits to earn an NXT Tag Team Title Match at TakeOver: Philadelphia". WWE. 2018-01-17. Retrieved 2020-02-15.
  4. ^ Coyle, Sean. "NXT TakeOver: Philadelphia comes into focus as Authors of Pain and Shayna Baszler secure title shots". ESPN.com. ESPN. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  5. ^ Moore, John (May 15, 2019). "5/15 NXT TV results: Moore's live review of the Viking Raiders addressing their future as NXT Tag Champions, Kushida vs. Kona Reeves, Keith Lee vs. Cezar Bononi, Jessie vs. Vanessa Borne". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
  6. ^ Barrasso, Justin. "Paul 'Triple H' Levesque Breaks Down NXT TakeOver XXV". SI.com. Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  7. ^ Droste, Ryan (2019-07-27). "Update On Plans For The Street Profits And WWE RAW". Comicbook.com. Retrieved 2020-02-15.
  8. ^ "WWE Draft 2019 Results: Updated Raw, SmackDown Rosters After Day 1 of Shake-Up | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights". Bleacher Report. 2019-10-12. Retrieved 2020-02-15.
  9. ^ Benigno, Anthony (November 24, 2019). "Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode won a cross-brand Tag Team Battle Royal (Kickoff Match)". WWE. Retrieved November 24, 2019.
  10. ^ Mango, Anthony (November 24, 2019). "WWE Starrcade 2019 Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights". bleacherreport.com. Retrieved March 3, 2020.
  11. ^ Berge, Kevin (December 9, 2019). "WWE Raw Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights from December 9". bleacherreport.com. Retrieved March 9, 2020.
  12. ^ Powell, Jason (January 7, 2020). "01/06 WWE Raw Results: Powell's review of Brock Lesnar's return, Andrade vs. Rey Mysterio for the U.S. Championship, The Viking Raiders vs. The Street Profits vs. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson in a Triple Threat for the Raw Tag Titles, first show of 2020". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved January 15, 2020.
  13. ^ Powell, Jason (February 17, 2020). "2/17 WWE Raw Results: Powell's review of Randy Orton vs. Matt Hardy in a No Holds Barred match, Aleister Black vs. Erick Rowan, Humberto Carrillo and Rusev vs. Angel Garza and Bobby Lashley, Seth Rollins delivers a sermon". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved February 18, 2020.
  14. ^ Toro, Carlos (February 17, 2020). "Seth Rollins & Murphy To Defend Raw Tag Team Titles Against The Street Profits At WWE Super ShowDown". Fightful. Retrieved February 18, 2020.
  15. ^ Garretson, Jordan (February 27, 2020). "Raw Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins & Murphy def. The Street Profits". WWE. Retrieved February 27, 2020.
  16. ^ "WWE Raw results, March 2, 2020: The Viper RKOs Beth Phoenix after twisted explanation for attacking Edge". WWE. Retrieved March 3, 2020.
  17. ^ Garretson, Jordan. "Raw Tag Team Champions The Street Profits vs. Rollins & Murphy". WWE. Retrieved March 2, 2020.
  18. ^ "Street Profits to challenge EVOLVE Tag Team Champions Chris Dickinson & Jaka at EVOLVE 114". WWE. 2018-10-26. Retrieved 2020-02-15.
  19. ^ http://www.prowrestlingsheet.com/street-profits-evolve-tag-titles/
  20. ^ Wilson, Ben (2018-09-13). "WWE 2K19 roster: profiles of all 184 confirmed wrestlers, including Ronda Rousey: Page 2 | GamesRadar". Gamesradar.com. Retrieved 2020-02-15.
  21. ^ Elfring, Matt (August 7, 2019). "WWE 2K20: All The Playable Wrestlers On The Roster". Gamespot. Retrieved August 11, 2019.
  22. ^ Varsallone, Jim (July 27, 2018). "All roads lead to gold for these Street Profits of WWE NXT". Miami Herald. Retrieved 2019-06-02.
  23. ^ "Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 2017". The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved August 31, 2017.
  24. ^ "Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 2018". The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved June 3, 2019.
  25. ^ Clapp, John (October 29, 2018). "Fabian Aichner wins EVOLVE Championship, Street Profits claim EVOLVE Tag Team Titles". WWE.
  26. ^ Official NXT Tag Team Championship Title History
  27. ^ "WWE Raw Tag Team Championship". WWE. Retrieved March 2, 2020.
  28. ^ Mendhe, Abhilash (December 25, 2019). "WWE Year End Awards 2019: Analyzing each award category - Seth Rollins should have won Male Superstar of the Year". Sportskeeda. Retrieved December 26, 2019.

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