Kenneth Crawford (May 31, 1990) is an American professional wrestler. He is currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), appearing on its NXT brand, where he is one-half of the tag team known as the Street Profits with Angelo Dawkins. He is currently using the ring name Montez Ford.
Professional wrestling career
World Wrestling Entertainment / WWE
After Crawford completed his training at the WWE Performance Center, he debuted in 2015 during the September 26th house show in a 20-Man Battle Royal to determine the Number One Contender for the WWE NXT Championship.
Street Profits (2016-present)
While in NXT, Crawford first teamed with Angelo Dawkins as early as the January 27th house show, where they wrestled in a tag match won by The Hype Bros (Mojo Rawley & Zack Ryder). Crawford later became known as Montez Ford. They had their first title match on February 25, 2017 challenging the The Authors Of Pain (Akam & Rezar) for the WWE NXT Tag Team Championship but did not succeed in winning the titles. During the July 12, 2017 edition of NXT, Ford and Dawkins debuted as the Street Profits in a tag match defeating The Metro Brothers (Chris Metro & JC Metro). They had their final shot at the NXT Tag titles during the December 16th edition of NXT, challenging The Undisputed ERA (Bobby Fish & Kyle O'Reilly) but were defeated.
During the first two months of 2018, the Street Profits joined in Number One Contendership matches for the NXT Tag Team titles. On March 2, the Street Profits met The Undisputed ERA in a title rematch for the Tag Team Champion but were again defeated. Ford and Dawkins later participated in the 2018 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Tournament, advancing in the first round on February 2, after eliminating Heavy Machinery (Otis Dozovic & Tucker Knight). They were later eliminated during the semi-finals by The Authors Of Pain on March 7. On April 5, during the first night of the WrestleMania Axxess, the Street Profits advanced in the first round of the NXT Tag Team Title Invitational, by eliminating Adrian Jaoude & Cezar Bononi in a tag match. On April 7, during the WrestleMania Axxess event, the Street Profits were eliminated in the semifinal by the team of Trent Seven & Tyler Bate. During the second week in April, the Street Profits met team TM-61 (Nick Miller & Shane Thorne) in a series of tag matches, losing their first encounter during the April 11th NXT tapings, before defeating TM-61 during the April 13th edition of NXT. On the following night of NXT, the Street Profits, defeated TM-61 in a rematch. The Street Profits closed the month with a victory once more over TM-61 during the April 28th house show. During the May 3rd house show, The Street Profits challenged The Undisputed ERA for the NXT Tag Team titles but did not succeed in winning the championship. Fifteen days later during the May 18th house show, The Street Profits were again defeated by The Undisputed ERA in a title rematch. Two days later during the May 20th house show, The Street Profits did not succeed in winning the Tag Team titles from The Undisputed ERA in a second title rematch. During the May 26th house show, the Street Profits teamed with Mars Wang in a tag match lost to Chad Lail and The Forgotten Sons. The Street Profits finished the month on May 31, teaming with Ricochet in a tag match defeating The Undisputed ERA.
The following month during the June 2nd house show, Ford joined the No. 1 Contendership Battle Royal for the NXT North American Championship but lost to Tucker Knight. The next month during the July 13th house show, Ford represented his tag team in a triple threat No. 1 Contendership match for the NXT Tag Team titles, competing against rival tag team representatives Nick Miller (of The Mighty) and Wesley Blake (of The Forgotten Sons), but lost to Nick Miller at the match's conclusion. The Street Profits defeated The Mighty (Nick Miller & Shane Thorne) in a serious of three matches during the remainder of the month.
On August 2, The Street Profits won a title match against the NXT Tag Team Champions The Undisputed ERA but did not win the titles due to winning by disqualification. Two days later a title rematch with No Disqualification rules was held, resulting in The Undisputed ERA retaining the championship against The Street Profits. For the remainder of the month, The Street Profits wrestled in matches against The Undisputed ERA as well as The Forgotten Sons and the team of Adrian Jaoude & Cezar Bononi. Returning during the September 7th house show, The Street Profits competed in a number one contendership tag match lost to Danny Burch & Oney Lorcan. For the remainder of September, The Street Profits wrestled against teams including Dominik Dijakovic & Kassius Ohno, The Mighty and The Forgotten Sons. They finished the month with a match during the September 29th house show, teaming with Jeet Rama, defeating newcomers Luke Menzies, Rinku Singh & Saurav Gurjar.
- Signature moves
- Standing shooting star press
- Back Elbow
- Clinch Knees
- Discus Punch
- Superman Punch
- Entrance themes