Montez Ford discusses what it means to him to represent the black community.
Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins of the Street Profits climbed to the top of the tag team division of NXT when they captured the Tag Team Championships in a Ladder match at NXT TakeOver XXV. The duo defeated Kyle O'Reilly and Bobby Fish, Steve Cutler and Wesley Blake, and Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch to embark on their reign as the tag team champions of NXT.
Montez and Angelo joined fellow NXT star Shane Strickland's podcast who is now going by Isaiah Scott. The Street Profits were asked about what it means to them to join the list of African American champions in WWE alongside Kofi Kingston, R-Truth and Velveteen Dream and here's what Montez Ford had to say in response:
“I feel like it’s such a pivotal moment in history for us and I feel like, more or less… we look at it as a responsibility but we also look at it as, ‘This is our version of our culture. This is not the complete version. This is our version of our culture and everybody has different versions’ and we’re not trying to be a certain way. We’re just showing our piece of what all of us bring." He said. "So us being a part of that, that’s huge. Even the stuff that’s going on with my wife [Bianca Belair] as well. We’re just trying to keep elevating it and elevating it and elevating it and I think..." Montez concluded.
Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins will be defending their NXT Tag Team Championships at NXT TakeOver: Toronto and to check out the spoilers from the recent NXT TV tapings, click here.
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