WWE offered Apollo Crews a developmental contract, after he participated in an NXT tryout camp back in October 2014. He defeated Martin Stone in his NXT TV debut at a taping on August 13 the next year. Crews proceeded to win a #1 contender’s battle royal for a shot at Finn Balor’s NXT championship. Eventually, Baron Corbin interfered in the title match, which led to Crews winning the match via disqualification. Crews eliminating Corbin from the #1 contender’s battle royal match was the reason for his interference.
However, the two men feuded for a while and met at NXT TakeOver: London, where Corbin bagged the win. Also, Apollo Crews defeated Tyler Breeze during his main roster debut on Monday Night Raw. Later, WWE drafted him to SmackDown Live Brand. The Next year, Crews moved back to the Red Brand. At WrestleMania 35, he contended in his third consecutive Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal where Andrade eliminated him.
Speaking with The Wrap
Recently, Apollo Crews sat down with The Wrap and talked on a variety of topics. SmackDown Live Superstar admitted that he could have done a lot more in his WWE career. Plus, he claimed that he’s still young and has plenty of time left to leave a mark. Crews noted that he wanted to “shock the world,” but things didn’t turn out the way he had wanted them to. Further, Crews stated that he’ll be 32 soon and that he still has enough time to do much more.
“I wanted to come in here and shock the world; I guess you could say. I felt like I would have done much more at this moment in my career. But I’m still young — I’m about to be 32 in a couple of days — and there’s still a lot of time. I’m still very patient and understanding how the process works. I trust the process.”
Recently, Apollo Crews lost to Andrade in the first-round match of the 2019 King of the Ring tournament. We hope Apollo Crews gets to break out of the mid-card.