In 2016, Montez Ford and his tag-team partner Angelo Dawkins made their WWE debuts, collectively known as The Street Profits. The pair gradually rose to the top of the company’s developmental brand, capturing the NXT Tag Team Championships, before being drafted to Raw in 2019. Since arriving on the roster, the duo have captured both the Raw and Smackdown Tag Team Championships, however many have long been expecting Ford to eventually break away from Dawkins in pursuit of singles superstardom.
Big E was present as a guest on the February 8th episode of WWE’s The Bump, where he had the chance to discuss this past Monday’s edition of Raw. Whilst discussing Montez Ford’s successful Elimination Chamber qualification match against Elias, Big E hailed the Street Profits member as a future star that has all the tools to be successful and admitted that he’s excited to see what’s in store for the 32-year-old.
“It’s hard not to be a Montez guy. You talk about someone who has all the tools, charismatic as hell, absurdly athletic. He has everything, so it’s about time for Montez to get his. I’m excited to see his rise and see his run. Talk about a star. Guy has screamed ‘star’ for a long time, so it’s time to get Montez cooking,”-Big E
Thanks to his victory this Monday, Ford will now join Austin Theory, Johnny Gargano, Seth Rollins, Bronson Reed, and Damien Priest in the Elimination Chamber match that will see Theory put his United States Championship on the line. The show is set to take place on the 18th of February in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and will also feature Roman Reigns defending his Undisputed WWE Universal Championship against Sami Zayn.
As for Big E, the New Day member has been sidelined since March 2022 due to fracturing his C1 vertebrae and C6 vertebrae following a nasty landing from a suplex outside the ring courtesy of Ridge Holland. Whilst we don’t currently have a timetable on a potential return to the ring for the former WWE Champion, we’ll aim to provide any updates as soon as we hear more.
H/T to Fightful for the transcription.