16 Facts About Apollo Crews


Apollo Crews is currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the Raw brand under the ring name Apollo Crews.


Apollo Crews 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, which led to him making his first trip to Japan to work for Dragon Gate.


Apollo Crews signed with WWE in 2015 and was assigned to the NXT brand, where he was given his current ring name.


Apollo Crews was promoted to WWE's main roster in April 2016, where he won the United States Championship in May 2020 and later won the Intercontinental Championship at WrestleMania 37.


Apollo Crews went to a military high school and began practicing various sports, including amateur wrestling, soccer, football, and track and field, as both an outlet and a way to "get away from the military life".


Apollo Crews began training at the age of 21 under Mr Hughes at his World Wrestling Alliance 4 promotion's training school in Atlanta.


Apollo Crews was immediately signed for appearances for not only Dragon Gate USA, but its parent promotion, Dragon Gate, and close affiliates Evolve and Full Impact Pro.


Apollo Crews made his wrestling debut for Dragon Gate USA later that same day, defeating Aaron Draven in a squash match.


Apollo Crews finished second behind Daichi Hashimoto in Wrestling Observer Newsletters award category for Rookie of the Year.


Apollo Crews then started a feud with Elias Samson, after Apollo Crews saved Johnny Gargano from Samson's assault on the March 23,2016, episode of NXT.


Apollo Crews remained undefeated over the following weeks, defeating the likes of Curtis Axel, Adam Rose, Heath Slater and Stardust.


In reality, Apollo Crews had tested positive for COVID-19, though in storyline, he suffered a bulging disc as a result from an attack by Bobby Lashley.


Apollo Crews made his in ring return to the brand on the same night, where he and Solo Sikoa defeated Carmelo Hayes and Grayson Waller.


Apollo Crews then engaged in a feud with Carmelo Hayes, leading to a two out of three falls match on February 4,2023, at Vengeance Day, where Crews lost to Hayes in two straight falls.


Uhaa, as Apollo Crews, has appeared in the video games as a playable character in WWE 2K17, WWE 2K18, WWE 2K19, WWE 2K20, WWE 2K22 and WWE 2K23.


Apollo Crews's father is originally from Vandeikya, Benue State in the middle belt region of Nigeria.