Kenneth Crawford is a 31-year-old professional wrestler from Chicago, Illinois. Crawford is signed to the WWE and performs on SmackDown where he is one half of the tag team, The Street Profits, with Angelo Dawkins. His ring name is Montez Ford.
Crawford grew up in North Carolina and was a star track athlete in high school. After graduating from high school, Crawford joined the United States Marine Corps and served for four years until 2012.
Montez Ford’s WWE Debut
In 2013, Crawford was invited to tryout for the WWE after his wife sent photos of him to the company’s recruitment website. After completing his training at the WWE Performance Center, Crawford started his wrestling career for the company’s developmental territory, NXT. He made his NXT debut at a house show in a 20-man battle royal in September 2015 but failed to win that match.
In January 2017, Crawford teamed up with Angelo Dawkins to form the tag team, The Street Profits. They had their first title match in February 2017 against the Authors of Pain for the NXT Tag Team Championship but were unsuccessful. Hawkins and Ford made their debut as The Street Profits in July 2017 and won their first match against the Hype Bros. For the rest of 2017, the Street Profits experienced success in the ring. They eventually earned a title match for the NXT Tag Team Championship held by Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly. On December 14, they fought Fish and O’Reilly for the titles but were defeated.
The Street Profits’ Pursue Titles
In 2018, the Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford continued their pursuit for the tag team championships but were unsuccessful. The Street Profits also competed in EVOLVE Wrestling and won the tag team titles in 2018. They later lost them to the Unwanted in March 2019.
The Street Profits entered the 2018 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic again but were eliminated by the Authors of Pain (AOP) in the semifinals. They entered the 2019 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic tournament again but were eliminated by Moustache Mountain in the first round.
In May 2019, the Viking Raiders vacated their tag team titles and the Street Profits challenged them. The match ended in disqualification after the Forgotten Sons, Oney Lurcan and Danny Burch interfered.
NXT & RAW Tag Team Championships
At NXT TakeOver: XXV, The Street Profits, Lorcan and Burch, The Forgotten Sons, and The Undisputed Era competed in a four-way tag team match. The Street Profits won the NXT Tag Team Titles for the first time but lost the titles on August 15 to Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly.
On October 11 2019, The Street Profits were drafted to RAW and made their official main roster debut in a match defeating Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson. At Survivor Series, they competed in a 10-team Tag Team Battle Royal and were the last team to be eliminated by winners, Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode.
After numerous title matches with the Viking Raiders, Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins finally won the RAW Tag Team Championship titles on March 2, 2020.
Street Profits Drafted to SmackDown
Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins were drafted to SmackDown as part of the WWE’s October 2020 draft. As a result, Dawkins and Ford traded the RAW Tag Team Championship to The New Day (Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods) who had just been drafted to the RAW brand in exchange for The New Day’s SmackDown Tag Team Championship.
After moving to SmackDown, Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins began feuding with the tag team of Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode. The Street Profits successfully defended their titles against Roode and Ziggler in December. On the January 8th episode of SmackDown, Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode defeated The Street Profits for the SmackDown Tag Team Championships. Ford and Dawkins’ reign lasted 88 days.
Career Championships and Accomplishments
- Evolve Tag Team Championship (1 time)
- World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
- NXT Tag Team Championship (1 time)
- WWE RAW Tag Team Championship (1 time)
- WWE Year-End Award for Breakthrough Superstars of the Year (2019)