The WWE main roster has been invaded recently with talent from NXT, with Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady, Baron Corbin, The Vaudevillains, and Apollo Crews all making the step up the big leagues after WrestleMania.
The Vaudevillains and Enzo and Cass are set to face off against each other in the final of the number one contenders tournament for the WWE World Tag Team Championships which are currently held by The New Day. Corbin, meanwhile, has been thrust straight into a feud with trusted WWE veteran and former World Heavyweight Champion, Dolph Ziggler.
And then there is Crews, who just faced Heath Slater for the chance to join the Social Outcasts on the latest edition of RAW. Unfortunately for Crews, this could well be the start of a very underwhelming WWE career.
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Who is Apollo Crews?
Apollo Crews is an exceptional athlete, capable of dazzling feats of flips and tricks combined with incredible strength and excellent technical wrestling ability which has been honed by years on the indie scene and with Ring of Honor.
However, he has absolutely zero character. Beyond "smiling man", there is nothing to Apollo Crews. No backstory, no motivation, no discernable characteristics apart from 'man who looks happy just to be here.'
Even when he was in NXT, Crews didn't really have any true character. He was just a guy that feuded with Baron Corbin for a bit, did some flips and smiled to the fans for a bit. To say his callup his premature and surprising is to put it mildly.
In all honesty, being made a member of The Social Outcasts would probably have been a good move for Crews. It would've given him atleast some semblance of a storyline for a while and let people see that he can be funny in backstage segments with Slater, Axel and Bo.
Destined for Failure
Instead, we have Rocky Maivia 2.0. And we all know how badly that ended for Rocky, with Die Rocky Die chants aimed at the white meat babyface who used to smile and beg the fans to like him.
I'm not saying that Crews need to turn heel and create his own Nation of Domination, but he desperately needs something to make him interesting.
If he doesn't get that, then Crews could easily see his career go the way of Bobby Lashley and other faces with no personality that went before him. And that's being future endeavoured.