After some time toiling on the sidelines even after being drafted to Friday Night SmackDown, Apollo Crews is back on television and involved in a feud with Big E over the Intercontinental championship. It’s a rapid step up for him, and a fairly big program considering it seems clear WWE has grand ideas for Big E.
They could also have ideas for Crews, but there are areas he needs to work on. Those aren’t my words either. That’s what he told Comicbook.com:
“I feel like with the promos and stuff like that, that is something that I’ve been working on very hard. I want to be more entertaining. I don’t want to just be this guy who comes in the ring with some nice pair of tights and does some cool moves. You know what I mean? I feel like that entertainment part is a huge part of this business and it’s a huge part of having people, fans. Or, it helps with fans being able to relate to you.”
“That’s what people really gravitate towards, is when they see who you are as a character. So I feel like that’s something that is very important for me to work on and for me to build a bigger fan base and for people to want to see me do better. That character work is so, so important, and that’s something that I’ve been actually focusing on a lot. That’s one thing that I’d love to be able to show more in 2021, is that side.”
Perhaps he can get back to this energy:
With what he can do in the ring, if Crews found a character he felt comfortable portraying and his promos improved he would instantly be one of the most compelling pro wrestlers in all of WWE.
Paul Heyman set him up big time on Talking Smack this week. Let’s hope he takes that and runs with it to become just that.