Montez Ford has made it no secret of his love for The Rock.
In a 2019 interview, Ford recalled how he would get kicked out of class for cutting promos on his teachers like The Rock.
In a recent interview with Ryan Satin on Out of Character, Ford said about his love for The Rock, "The Rock, I was already hooked, but in school I would write my Ks how he would sign his name. Style, dress, electryfining. Everything he says he is. Just how he is as a person as well. A huge inspiration to myself, my family, getting us through so many hard and rough times going through personally. That's why I hold true and dear the Rock to my heart."
The Rock took notice of Ford's comments and posted the following message on Instagram:
Just taking a moment to tell this man @montezfordwwe how much I appreciate his kind and beautiful words -------- --
We’ve never shared the ring together, but pro wrestlers all have a very special bond.
Pro wrestling is a very unique, intense and wild culture that’s not for everybody.
When you love the wrestling business, you become very respectful about the wrestling business.
And when you’re respectful about the wrestling business, you become PASSIONATE about the wrestling business.
It seeps deep into your DNA.
Fans can always sense who’s passionate inside that squared circle ~ and who’s not.
This man is passionate.
We share that DNA.
(And he flys like the Superfly ----)
Keep kicking ass brother and give my love to your family.
And when you become world champion one day, I’ll be right there rooting ya on --
Elsewhere during the interview, Ford discussed his singles bout with Roman Reigns. You can find his full comments by clicking here.
Ford was in action on WWE Raw as the Street Profits teamed up to take on Alpha Academy.
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