RAW Superstar Apollo Crews is reportedly in for a main roster push, as per reports.
Crews made his main roster debut against Tyler Breeze in April 2016. Since then, the American professional wrestler found himself lost in the mix and had an average singles run on RAW.
However, Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Radio revealed that WWE has new plans for Crews as the former Titus Worldwide member is getting a fresh start on the main roster.
Crews defeated former WWE Champion Jinder Mahal on this week’s episode of Monday Night RAW. Although the match didn’t quite garner a big response, the WWE Universe was impressed with Apollo’s standing moonsault just before he pinned Mahal. The victory has brought Crews back on the winning track for he lost to Dolph Ziggler last week.
Crews has been working singles matches for the last few months on RAW and Main Event besides house shows.
Meltzer further added that WWE wants to build Crews as Monday Night RAW’s “Human Highlight Reel”. Given his athleticism, WWE is reportedly looking to showcase Apollo’s impressive moves with that catchphrase. The announcers (Michael Cole, Renee Young, Corey Graves) were also instructed to put over Crews’ winning streak and mention how the 31-year-old wrestler was able to slay a former WWE Champion.
It’s evident that Crews’ days with Titus Worldwide is over. When the faction split, there were plans of Titus O’Neil feuding with Apollo whereupon the latter would break out as a singles Superstar.
The “Human Highlight Reel” catchphrase was also mentioned on WWE’s RAW recap as the report put over his athletic abilities and recent victories. Expect to hear the phrase over the next several weeks.
Although Crews’ push can be credited to some members of the management, it’s Vince McMahon who is finally pulling the strings. Hopefully, Crews is able to cement himself as a top star as there has been plenty of start-and-stop push cases over the years, Jinder Mahal being the most recent example.