Naming yourself after the Greek god Apollo sets one hell of a bar, but it’s fair to say Apollo Crews may well clear it when all is said and done.
With an Olympian's physique and agility, the hulking Crews combines the raw power of The Ultimate Warrior with the agility of a top cruiserweight, confounding opponents with a ground-and-pound game and a dizzying aerial attack. He was already the proverbial five-tool player when he went from the independent scene to WWE NXT, and his astounding record at Full Sail sent the Georgia native to the main WWE roster within a year of his debut.
His star has only continued to rise, and the WWE Universe will soon understand what the rest of the world already knew: That Apollo Crews’ potential knows no limits, and it’s only a matter of time before he rests on the Mount Olympus of sports-entertainment following his move to Smackdown Live during the 2017 WWE Draft.
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End of Titus Worldwide
On Smackdown Live Episode 48, Crews challenged Seth Rollins for the WWE United States Championship and despite putting up a great fight, all it took was one mishap on Crews' part for Rollins to take advantage by hitting the "Blackout" for the victory. Following the match, a frustrated Apollo Crews attacked his friend Titus O'Neil with a low-blow and continued the assault all the way to ringside where he tackled O'Neil thru the barricade, signifying the end of their friendship and Titus Worldwide. Not too long after, Crews was officially traded to RAW, leaving O'Neil on Smackdown Live.
Singles RunOn RAW Episode 49, Crews demanded to know who his WWE Championship Tournament first round opponent via social media it was revealed to be Elias and Crews came up short after being counted out. On RAW Episode 53, Crews returned to Monday Night RAW flanked with a new attitude and new aggression when he picked up a dominating victory over R-Truth before being congratulated by Zelina Vega, who Crews later revealed is his new adviser under the "Apollo Global" brand.