Apollo Crews has had a successful main roster run before, winning the Intercontinental Championship and enjoying a lengthy run. Since that time, he has not seen much success on the main roster.
Moved down to NXT earlier this year, Crews earned himself an NXT Championship opportunity but ultimately came up short. Speaking at the post show media scrum, Shawn Michaels said that Apollo Crews is not going anywhere. He said “I have no intention of letting him go anywhere. I don’t make the main roster decisions, I can say that much. For now, we love him here in NXT. We have absolute plans for Apollo going forward. He fell short tonight from an NXT Championship situation, but we have more to come from him in NXT.”
HBK strongly believes that Crews can be an asset to NXT, bringing both experience and skill to the table. He said, “Apollo brings us a great deal of experience, and that’s something that we try to hold on to here for as long as we possibly can. Obviously, being out there with Bron is beneficial to us in Bron’s development. But we feel that Apollo has a lot more knowledge and experience to help a number of people here, so we’d love to continue to keep here for as long as we can.”
Thanks to Wrestling Inc. for providing transcriptions of the media scrum which you can watch below.