Since debuting as a tag team in 2016, the Street Profits (Montez Ford & Angelo Dawkins), have drawn comparisons to Cryme Tyme (JTG & Shad Gaspard).
Cryme Tyme was one of the most popular tag teams in WWE during their run from 2006 to 2010 and the Street Profits have carried the "swag" momentum brought to WWE by JTG & Shad.
"They were the cornerstone. They crawled so we could walk, they walked so we could run. But nah, JTG and Shad were cool," Dawkins told Alistair McGeorge of Metro. "We met them at WrestleMania in New York, we finally met them there. They were cool, they gave us a lot of advice and basically told us to keep doing what we doing and they told us straight up that we were one of the dream matches. I was like, 'Hey, whenever y’all want the smoke, let me know fam!'"
Unfortunately, Gaspard passed away in May 2020 saving his son as they were caught in a riptide.
"We may not have the time here to have that dream match. but I’m pretty sure we’ll all get to it eventually on the other side," said Ford. "I remember that very bittersweet moment at the time ’cause we didn’t know what was the last time we’d see Big G. Just looking back on that, I didn’t even realise how much more special that was, and motivating too. Like Dawks said, having those cornerstones as a young tag team watching wrestling, it would’ve come full circle. For them to tell us, we’re a dream match they want after we watched them growing up, that’s a blessing and a gift in itself."
Ford concluded by saying, "We may not get a chance in this life to have that match, but I know in another life we will. We’ll tear it up!"
The Street Profits are currently part of the SmackDown brand, but could be on the move or even split up during the WWE Draft.
Night one of the WWE Draft is set for Friday's SmackDown. Fightful will have live coverage of WWE SmackDown beginning at 8 p.m. ET.