NIGERIA-BORN WWE star, Apollo Crews has addressed the scope of WWE’s global reach and what that means for talents selected for training. Crews, known both as a powerhouse and high-flyer, was signed to WWE NXT in 2015.
Crews while speaking in Lagos on the opportunities inherent in the WWE and what it offers to prospective wrestlers said “I feel like it is a huge honour for me because this is the first time it’s happening. And for me to be able to be part of this and make the announcement it’s a great honour and it’s a pleasure as well. I feel very blessed. I have root here in Nigeria and I was able to represent a wonderful country on TV it’s nice that we have the opportunity to bring another or maybe multiple or more African Superstars into the WWE and show the world what we already know.”
He said WWE’s plans for Nigeria is endless as this is the first of many to come. “It’s something that is amazing because we are always searching for talent. WWE is always looking for the next talent, always looking for the new talent and I know we can find a lot here. They just have to be brought into the mainstream and that’s why WWE is providing opportunities not just for Africans but for everybody. You know I have the opportunity to take my talent up to the global level. WWE is a global platform; it is a global brand, and it’s all over the world, so it’s a huge opportunity. Again, I’m glad to be able to come here and make this announcement and be part of it and then represent the country and the nation of Africa.”
He went on to WWE provides an opportunity for athletes and other individuals who may not have had a successful career or may have had a successful career but at the end of their career have another step to have a different career but on a global level. They get to travel around the world given their busy schedule and they also bring culture into the profession. “So thinking about WWE is great. You have, for example, Omos (Tolulope “Jordan” Omogbehin) who came home (Lagos, Nigeria) for the first in 15 years. He took a camera crew to his house (here in Nigeria) to show his family and showed everyone where he grew up. So, it’s more than finding African Superstars it gives the opportunity to allow everybody to tell their stories as well; as where these Superstars come from. For example, you have people from the (Nigeria) Wrestling Federation and it gives them the opportunity to tell a story of their wrestling career and the opportunity to become a WWE Superstar. So it’s a great opportunity for the prospect of Africa, Nigeria, and the nation, and I’m honoured to be a part of it.”
He said this is an opportunity for a dream to come true because as a kid, he dreamt of being a wrestler. “I have been watching wrestling since I was three years old like many of us, right, but you never really think in reality that this is going to be real and when it happened you feel like it’s unreal. So I feel better coming back to Nigeria and being able to spread the message that we are looking for more talents; we are looking for more African Nigerian talents. It’s life-changing. It’s an opportunity to change your life, to change your family’s life. So I’m glad we are providing this opportunity for talents.”
Error 403: The request cannot be completed because you have exceeded your quota..
Domain code: youtube.quota
Reason code: quotaExceeded
Error: No feed found with the ID .
Go to the All Feeds page and select an ID from an existing feed.