Angelo Dawkins: They Were Getting Disrespectful Talking About Me, It Woke Me Up

Angelo Dawkins was awaken.

Many fans have praised The Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford) for their ability as a tag team, but when fans talk of them as singles competitors, Ford's name is brought up more in conversations. Fans tab Ford as a potential mega star as a singles competitor, while Dawkins is rarely mentioned as someone who could shine on his own.

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Speaking on the Masked Man Show, Dawkins explained how he has no problem letting Montez shine, but didn't want his name being disrespected.

"I got my brother's back through and through. Low key, it's not what they said about him, it's what they said about me. Some of the things people say about me, I'm like, 'Wait, I was just chilling in the background.' I have no problem stepping off to the side and letting my boy shine. The talk about me was starting to get a little disrespectful and I was like, 'Oh, these dudes really think....' Montez even said it to me before, 'This is fraudy.' 'We're about to go show out then. They have a different Dawkins on their hands.' Now, everybody is seeing that I'm doing things that I shouldn't be able to do with my size. They would have been better off shutting up about me, and maybe we wouldn't be getting this Dawkins. Now, I'm a different guy. I'm a little more woken up. Montez is like, 'Bro, I know you have my back, but sometimes you have to show these boys to stop talking disrespectful on your name.' Tez and B [Bianca Belair] have done a great job of staying on me because I'm laid back and shy away from the spotlight because I never really felt like that was my strong suit. I like tag teams. I never consider myself in that realm, but the talk about me was starting to piss me off to the point where I was like, 'Alright, bet. I didn't even do anything, I was just supporting my brother, now everyone wants to call me this freaking scrub like I have no business being here.' Hold up. Now, we have to start putting respect on my name a little bit. They get on me about it, they call me too passive. Now, I'm about to come for what's mine. That's more of the respect side. If there is a singles opportunity where there is a championship on the line and I have to go out there and show off, I'm going to show off. Now, everyone knows I'm basically a hybrid. I can fly with the best and run through the biggest," he said.

Dawkins highlighted his singles bouts against Seth Rollins and Damian Priest as opportunities where he got to show what he was capable of on his own.

The Street Profits are set to compete in a #1 Contender Tag Team Gauntlet on the June 16 episode of WWE SmackDown. Fans can check out the lineup for the show by clicking here.

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