Street Profits discuss their time in EVOLVE.
Montez Ford & Angelo Dawkins have been regulars on NXT television for the better part of their career. But they decided to travel a new path last October when they went to EVOLVE to challenge for the Tag Team Titles. The Street Profits made an immediate impact in EVOLVE, defeating The Doom Patrol (Chris Dickinson & Jaka) to win the straps. Since then, the duo has made regular appearances in EVOLVE while remaining on NXT TV.
Speaking to WWE, Ford & Dawkins credited their time in EVOLVE for helping them grow.
"For us to grow, we had to step outside of our comfort zone, which meant step outside the WWE Performance Center, NXT and step into the independent scene. We took our talents to EVOLVE and we started from scratch," said Dawkins. "Teams like The Undisputed ERA and The Viking Experience all had experience on the indies and managed to turn that experience into success pretty quickly in NXT. We realized we were lacking that experience. We went to EVOLVE, started to make our mark and won their Tag Team Titles. We proudly defended those titles against their best teams and in doing so, we learned different styles that allowed us to expand our arsenal. Through that process of having to grind, we became even more in-tune to who we really are and that was when we knew we were taking that big step towards success."
The Street Profits made six successful defenses of the EVOLVE Tag Team Titles before losing them to The Unwanted (Eddie Kingston & Joe Gacy) in March.
"Our track record speaks for itself. Angelo Dawkins and I never had one match on the independent scene. We are both homegrown WWE NXT talents, we went to EVOLVE, were granted a tag team title opportunity and succeeded on the first attempt," said Ford. "No indies, first match together in the independent scene and we became Tag Team Champions. With that note, just know, if given the chance, it would be the same result in NXT."
The duo is set to challenge The Viking Experience for the NXT Tag Team Titles this Wednesday on NXT.