Apollo Crews has reinvented himself on Friday Night Smackdown, with his Nigerian heritage gimmick showing more character from Crews than fans ever got to see before.
While speaking on WWE After The Bell with Corey Graves, Apollo Crews talked about the problems he had after making his main roster debut on Monday Night RAW in 2016.
Crews stated that he let WWE do whatever they wanted with him and also became a yes man who rarely spoke his mind. Crews then revealed that he is teaching younger WWE Superstars to not make the same mistakes that were made by him on the main roster.
“Of course I got here and I was too humble,” Crews said. “My humbleness worked against me at times. I was too happy and didn’t have the attitude of I belong here, I deserve to be here. I wasn’t relentless as far as my pursuit to be the best superstar I can be. I kind of just took things as they came, I didn’t really challenge anything, at the time it was like whatever you guys need me to do I can do. I think that kind of worked against me.
“I look back and I see other guys coming up and dealing with the same things I did and I tell them, look man, this is the mistake I made. I can’t force you to do it, but I’m telling you do not settle, don’t wait for these opportunities to come you have to be aggressive, you have to ask questions. Instead of looking back, okay I’m not on T.V. today, I’m just going to sit here and be on my phone, let me figure out why I’m not on T.V., what am I doing wrong? It’s not anybody else’s fault, maybe the blame shouldn’t be pointed on other people, what can you do better with yourself to make them have to put you on T.V. or make them have a spot for you regularly on T.V. I see a lot of it now and I’m like guys, I can tell you from experience you don’t want to get caught up doing what I was doing.”
Apollo Crews is currently engaged in a feud with Big E for the Intercontinental Championship and it is certainly going well so far. We will have to see what will happen next in their feud.
h/t to Wrestling Inc. for the quotes.