The Rock has heaped praise on a current WWE tag team star, claiming that he’ll be watching and waiting for when he becomes a World Champion in the future.
Montez Ford has become an extremely popular competitor with the WWE Universe, alongside Angelo Dawkins as one half of The Street Profits. Their high-octane style made an instant connection, and has helped them pick up plenty of championship gold along their journey.
Appearing as a recent guest on the Out of Character podcast with Ryan Satin, Montez Ford spoke of how highly he regards The Rock, and how ‘The Great One’ influenced him as he was growing up.
The Rock, I was already hooked, but in school I would write my Ks how he would sign his name. Style, dress, electrifying. 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 People’s Champion’ picked up on these comments, and took to social media to commend what Ford has done in his career so far and the bond they share through wrestling, saying he’ll be right there when he becomes a World Champion.
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 —
Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins were most recently in action on Monday Night Raw, in a losing effort against Alpha Academy.
With thanks to Fightful for the transcription.