Montez Ford

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Montez Ford
Montez Ford Axxess 2018.jpg
Ford in April 2018
Birth nameKenneth Crawford[1]
Born (1990-05-31) May 31, 1990 (age 32)
Chicago, Illinois, United States[1]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Kenneth Crawford
Montez Ford
Billed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[2]
Billed weight232 lb (105 kg)[2]
Billed fromChicago, Illinois[2]
Trained byWWE Performance Center[3]
DebutSeptember 29, 2015 Logo.png Search Montez Ford on Amazon.

Kenneth Crawford (born May 31, 1990) is an American professional wrestler. He is signed to WWE and competes in the developmental territory NXT under the ring name Montez Ford.

Early life[edit]

Crawford was raised by a single mother in Chicago's South Side, and later in Anson County, North Carolina. He was an outstanding track athlete at high school, subsequently spent four years serving in the US Marine Corps and was working as a contractor for the US Navy prior to joining WWE.[1][4]

Professional wrestling career[edit]

NXT (2015–present)[edit]

Crawford joined WWE in April 2015 after impressing in a tryout, and was assigned to the WWE Performance Center for training.[5] He made his professional wrestling debut in a battle royal at a NXT live event on September 29 in Fort Pierce, Florida.[3] He then continued to make appearances at NXT house shows, suffering an injury in May 2016 which kept him out of action for three months.[6] On his return, Crawford adopted the ring name Montez Ford and formed a tag team with Angelo Dawkins known as The Street Profits. On July 12, 2017, vignettes began airing on NXT for the team's impending television debut. They made their debut on the August 9 episode of NXT, defeating the Metro Brothers.

Personal life[edit]

On June 9, 2017, it was announced that Crawford had gotten engaged to Bianca Blair, also a professional wrestler.[7] Ford also has 3 children from his previous relationships.[8]

Professional wrestling highlights[edit]

  • Finishing moves
    • Frog splash
  • Signature moves
    • Belly-to-back suplex followed by a kip-up
    • Dropkick
    • Spinning stinger splash
    • Standing shooting star press


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "WWE welcomes new NXT recruits: Introducing Kenneth Crawford".
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Montez Ford". WWE.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Kreikenbohm, Philip. "Montez Ford « Wrestlers Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database".
  4. "Former Marine Kenneth Crawford ready for action in NXT".
  5. "WWE News: WWE releases photo of new NXT class".
  6. "NXT's Kenneth Crawford suffers potential serious injury". 6 May 2016.
  7. "NXT's Bianca Blair announces engagement".
  8. "Exclusive Q&A: Stirring it up with The Street Profits".

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