WWE: Nigerian-Born Apollo Crews Defeats Andrade to Become US Champion
Apollo Crews has finally got his first taste of gold in WWE, defeating Andrade on Raw in a solid encounter to become the new United States Champion.
After five years in WWE, Apollo Crews has finally won his first title.
The Nigeria and Ugandan-born WWE superstar, Sesugh Uhaa, popularly known as Apollo Crews on Monday night defeated Andrade to win the WWE United States Championship.
Crews faced-off against United States Champion Andrade Monday night on Raw after weeks of feuding. The match ended with Crews hitting a Gorilla Press, then a moonsault and a standing shooting star press for the pinfall victory.
Crews showed off his athleticism as he hit a press slam on Andrade and then connected with a standing moonsault and shooting star press combination for the victory.
The 32-year-old Apollo Crews from Sacramento, California started his career in 2009, originally working under the ring name Uhaa Nation, and made his breakthrough in 2011 when he was signed by the Dragon Gate USA promotion.
In 2015, Uhaa signed with WWE and was assigned to its developmental brand NXT, where he was given the ring name Apollo Crews.
On April 4, 2016, he was promoted to WWE’s main roster on Raw, in a victory over Tyler Breeze. Crews then entered a feud with The Social Outcasts, defeating each member of the stable.
Apollo Crews has long been viewed as one of the most underrated and underutilized talents in WWE, so his first title with the company is certainly a major milestone in his career. How long he’ll be able to hold on to it remains to be seen, but we hope he gets a well-deserved lengthy run.