On Monday’s WWE Raw, John Cena returned to WWE TV and interacted with various superstars, including The Street Profits.
Cena and the Street Profits (Montez Ford & Angelo Dawkins) were involved in a backstage segment where Cena learned about smoke.
Speaking to The Bet Las Vegas’ Adrian Hernandez, Dawkins discussed his off-camera interaction with Cena.
“We had to talk to John a bit off camera. He just gave us words of encouragement, he’s big fans of both of us, keep doing what we’re doing. Giving us advice to grow and improve and making sure we never get comfortable being where we are, even if we’re in a pretty good place Want more, keep wanting more, keep improving, don’t stop . The job gets harder over time and you keep having more responsibilities. We want those responsibilities. He was just telling us that ” said Dawkins.
The Street Profits have become one of WWE’s top teams over the years, but it took them a little while to find their footing.
Dawkins was signed in 2012 while Ford was signed in 2015. They were reunited in 2016 and took over a year to find consistent television time.
When asked if there was frustration as they tried to find time for television, Dawkins said: “I would be lying if I said there wasn’t. There was a little bit, but it was one of those things where we both had to sit down and say, ‘Okay, why? weren’t we on the show?’ He didn’t start until 2015, I didn’t start until 2012. There were a lot of people in NXT who had struggled for double-digit years while we were in college. They had been around the world and all that. was a mental thing like, maybe they didn’t feel like we were ready. I was struggling, at that time, five or six years. He, three years old. The farthest we ever went was, California, maybe. We had guys who had been around the world, like Japan, England, Australia, traveling around the world and finding each other so when they came to NXT, they were already done. We always found each other in a way where, even though we were cool and knew each other and got it wrong, it was, ‘how do we make that translate in the ring and in the promos?’ Once we got there, it was, ‘now we click.'”
The Street Profits will challenge for the WWE Undisputed Tag Team Championships at WWE Money in the Bank against The Usos.
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