[111] At Super ShowDown on June 7, Crews unsuccessfully competed in the 51-man battle royal. Apollo 11 / Astronaut / Generic Position / 1:24 [23] Uhaa then entered a storyline, where different Dragon Gate USA stables tried to recruit him to join them. Initially, he started wrestling with the name Uhaa Nation but later on changed his ring name to Apollo Crews. [108] On January 27, 2019, at the Royal Rumble, Crews competed in the Royal Rumble match, where he was eliminated by Baron Corbin. [39] Back in Dragon Gate, Mad Blankey turned on Uhaa Nation on August 30, after he refused to wrestle Akira Tozawa, who had recently been kicked out of the group. [132][133] At Clash of Champions, Crews failed to regain the title from Lashley. Photo by John Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images Apollo Crews recently appeared on Chasing Glory with Lilian Garcia. Nigeria and Ugandan-born WWE super star, Sesugh Uhaa, popularly known as Apollo Crews on Monday night defeated Andrade to win the WWE United States Championship. [46], On February 5, 2015, Uhaa made returned to Dragon Gate as Akira Tozawa's surprise partner in a tag team match, where they defeated Cyber Kong and Don Fujii. 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[7] He also finished second behind Daichi Hashimoto in Wrestling Observer Newsletter's award category for Rookie of the Year. “I grew up in Atlanta ’til about 6,” Crews revealed. [1][52] Uhaa reported to the WWE Performance Center, the home of their NXT developmental brand, on April 6, 2015. While in USF, Omogbehin claims to have met … As … ", "Keller's WWE Extreme Rules PPV report 6/4: Balor vs. Joe vs. Rollins vs. Reigns vs. Wyatt for Universal Title shot", "WWE Raw live results: Brock Lesnar returns to Los Angeles", "KELLER'S WWE RAW REPORT 9/25: Reigns on Miz TV in opening segment, Miz vs. Reigns booked, Matt Hardy & Jordan vs. Miztourage", "Is Dana Brooke the next member of Titus Worldwide? [116], On the April 6, 2020 episode of Raw, Crews was traded to the Raw brand, where he was defeated by Aleister Black in his most competitive match to date lasting 27 minutes. A black rhino orphan rescued on 21st September 2019 and currently being hand-raised at the SWT's Kaluku Field HQ. [75], As part of the draft on July 19, Crews was drafted to the SmackDown brand. The victory over Andrade was Apollo Crews’ first title win on the main roster since he joined WWE all the way back in 2014. In 2015, Uhaa signed with WWE and was assigned to its developmental brand NXT, where he was given the ring name Apollo Crews. Nicknamed "Uhaa Nation", Sesugh Uhaa is better known internationally by his stage name Apollo Crews while signed to the professional wrestling empire known as World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). [64] The rivalry between Crews and Corbin led to a match at NXT TakeOver: London, which Corbin won. [28], Upon his return to the United States, Uhaa made his debut for Evolve on January 14, 2012, with a win over Pinkie Sanchez. Both Crews and Andrade left it all on the line, and the action was hot from the get-go. Instead, he becomes the feared leader of a white skinhead gang. [118] However, he injured his knee in a United States Championship match against Andrade the following week, ruling him out of the ladder match. . @WWEApollo is all fired up against @AndradeCienWWE with the #USTitle on the line!#WWERaw pic.twitter.com/OIobC0YSVh, Former WWE wrestler, James ‘Kamala’ Harris is dead, The Undertaker hints on retiring from WWE, George Floyd: WWE condemns racial injustices, stands with blacks over death of American, End SARS: Anambra Health Commissioner warns over resurgence of COVID-19, BBNaija 2020: Nigerians react as Erica gets disqualified from reality show, Liverpool vs Leeds: Klopp reacts after 4-3 victory, Expectations from Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain game high, Ebony Life launches Creative Academy in collaboration with Lagos State Government, LACI. [22] On October 29, Uhaa made his first appearance for Full Impact Pro, when he defeated Jake Manning for FIP Florida Heritage Championship. [135], Crews has appeared in the video games as a playable character in WWE 2K17 (as a downloadable character),[136] WWE 2K18,[137] WWE 2K19,[138] and WWE 2K20. Standing at 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) and weighing 240 lb (110 kg), Uhaa is known both as a high-flyer and a power wrestler.[12][13][14]. 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[20][21] The following day at the Way of the Ronin 2011 pay-per-view, Uhaa defeated Facade, Flip Kendrick and Sugar Dunkerton in a four-way match. Apollo Crews has been crowned the winner of the United States Championship. The Apollo 11 astronauts—Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, and Michael Collins—were a worldwide sensation. Apollo 8 crewmembers. The 32-year-old emerged winner in the WWE for the first time since he made his debut. [61] On the October 14 episode of NXT, Crews won a battle royal to become the number one contender to the NXT Championship. [80], At the Royal Rumble on January 29, 2017, Crews took part in his first Royal Rumble match, entering as number 22 and being eliminated by Luke Harper. His mother is also from Benue State, Nigeria. [117] On the April 20 episode of Raw, Crews defeated MVP to qualify for the Money in the Bank ladder match. Through high school, he played basketball and continued in the sport after choosing to attend University of South Florida (USF) from 2012-2014. [95], On the January 8, 2018 and January 15 episodes of Raw, Crews and O'Neil defeated Raw Tag Team Champions Cesaro and Sheamus in upset victories. [109] At WrestleMania 35, Crews competed in the André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, but was eliminated by Andrade. He is apparently a huge indy star having wrestled in smaller outfits like Dragon Gate USA promotion, which also led to him making his first trip to Japan to work for Dragon Gate. [82] At Elimination Chamber, Crews and Kalisto defeated Ziggler in a 2-on-1 handicap match. [114] In August, Crews competed in the King of the Ring tournament, where was defeated by Andrade in the first round. [91] During that period, Akira Tozawa joined the Titus Brand, turning it into "Titus Worldwide". Born of Nigerian descent, Crews' birth name is Sesugh Uhaa. Yuri Gagarin Vostok Ejection Seat 1:24 / 1:35 $ 35.32 by Figurative Studies - Open Edition. ", "WWE Performance Center welcomes new class of recruits", "WWE welcomes new NXT recruits: Introducing Sesugh Uhaa", "Exclusive Q&A with Sesugh 'Uhaa Nation' Uhaa: Why he's 'here for the long run, "June 12 – Dr. Keith Presents: One Nation Under Uhaa!!! Crews managed to defeat Andrade to win the United States title after a standing moonsault. [128] This set up a match between the two at The Horror Show at Extreme Rules; however, Crews was absent at the event, due to supposedly testing positive for COVID-19, with MVP unofficially declaring himself the new United States Champion. [60] At NXT TakeOver: Respect, Crews defeated Tyler Breeze. [29][30] When the following March, Akira Tozawa took over the leadership of Blood Warriors from Cima and renamed the group Mad Blankey, Uhaa Nation followed along to the renamed stable. Crews managed to defeat Andrade to win the United States title after a standing moonsault. [7] He was immediately signed for appearances for not only Dragon Gate USA, but also its parent promotion, Dragon Gate, and close affiliates Evolve and Full Impact Pro (FIP). [92] Crews would then enter a short feud with Elias, where Crews lost to Elias at No Mercy,[93] the following night on Raw and October 9 episode of Raw. [121] On the May 25 episode of Raw, Crews defeated Andrade to win the United States Championship, his first ever championship in WWE. [58] At NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn, Crews defeated Tye Dillinger in his debut. Apollo Crews joined the WWE in April of 2016, and if the company is willing to give him a push, he could become one of the surprise talents of the year. Fast forward to a thrilling debut at NXT Takeover: Brooklyn, along with an undefeated streak to match, and it would seem that Crews is doing much more than just fitting in. “And when I was about 6, we moved to … The Apollo program was conceived during the Eisenhower administration in early 1960, as a follow-up to Project Mercury.While the Mercury capsule could support only one astronaut on a limited Earth orbital mission, Apollo would carry three. msn back to msn home weather. [103] On the September 3 episode of Raw, Dana Brooke parted ways with Titus Worldwide after a mid-match coaching backfired, causing Brooke to lost her match. [18], On September 9, 2011, Uhaa took part in a tryout seminar held by the Dragon Gate USA promotion. [129] On the August 3 episode of Raw, Crews returned from hiatus and retained his title against MVP, taking the new title design in the process. [110], As part of Superstar Shake-up, Crews was drafted back to the SmackDown brand. Based on the writer/director's childhood, FARMING tells story of a young Nigerian boy, 'farmed out' by his parents to a white British family in the hope of a better future. Those were the hopeful words of Apollo Crews shortly after signing his official WWE contract to join the ranks of NXT this past April. [37] On July 28 at Enter the Dragon 2013, Dragon Gate USA's fourth anniversary event, Uhaa suffered his first pinfall loss in the promotion, when he was defeated by Anthony Nese. Nigeria Commercial Vessels > Crew Boat For Sale Apollo Crews: Born Sesugh Uhaa on August 22, 1987, American professional wrestler known by his ring name Apollo Crews, who is signed to WWE, is of Nigerian … [13] He began training at the age of 21 under Mr. Hughes at his World Wrestling Alliance 4 (WWA4) promotion's training school in Atlanta. [100] At WrestleMania 34, Apollo competed in the André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, in which he was unsuccessful. Samuel Orto, Terver Akase, on his Facebook page, congratulated the pro wrestler, who is originally from Benue State, though he was born and raised in the United States of America. [40][41] On September 12, the three were joined by Masato Yoshino, Ricochet and Shachihoko Boy to form a new stable,[42] which was on October 6 named Monster Express. [115] At Crown Jewel on October 31, Crews wrestled in a 20-man battle royal, which was ultimately won by Humberto Carrillo. In the end, Crews was able to put away Andrade with an incredible combination to win the match. Uhaa attended Auburn University. ... Africa CDC: New virus variant appears to emerge in Nigeria. [119][120] On the May 18 episode of Raw, Crews returned in a tag team match with Kevin Owens to defeat Andrade and Angel Garza. After his family migrated to the United States, Omogbehin attended and graduated from Atlantic Shores Christian Academy in Chesapeake, Virginia. [12][13] He went to a military high school and began practicing various sports, including amateur wrestling, soccer, football and track and field,[15][16] as both an outlet and a way to "get away from the military life". [98] On February 19, his ring name was shortened to simply "Apollo". Buddy Murphy, Kevin Owens vs. Elias and Apollo Crews vs. Andrade in first round King of the Ring tournament matches", "WWE Crown Jewel Kickoff Show results: Powell's review of the Battle Royal for U.S. [134], As part of the 2020 Draft in October, Crews was drafted back to the SmackDown brand. In WWE, Crews is a former United States Champion. Apollo Astronaut Standing 1:32 $ 21.09 by Figurative Studies - Open Edition. [112][113] At SummerSlam, Crews faced Buddy Murphy, but the match quickly ended in a disqualification loss for Crews after interference from Erick Rowan. In a sneak peek of the episode, Crews reflected on his experience growing up in Kenya and Uganda. [101] On the April 16 episode of Raw, his ring name was reverted to Apollo Crews. [26][27] At the end of 2011, Dragon Gate USA named Uhaa the Best Newcomer of the year. Apollo Crews Wiki: Early Life, Family, and Education Born Sesugh Uhaa on the 22nd August 1987 in Sacramento, California, USA, he is of the Nigerian descent, and has a sister who is serving in the US Army and stationed in San Antonio, Texas. [25] For the rest of the tour, which lasted until December 25, Uhaa worked alongside the Blood Warriors stable, winning every one of his matches. The 32-year-old heavily built fighter dethroned former champion Andrade to win his first-ever title in the WWE rings. Apollo CM Astronaut 1:32 / 1:12 $ 53.73 by Figurative Studies - Open Edition. [36] On May 11, Uhaa was pinned for the first time in a Dragon Gate ring, when he was eliminated by Jimmy Susumu in the first round of the 2013 King of Gate tournament. Apollo CM Astronaut 1:32 / 1:12 $ 53.73 by Figurative Studies - Open Edition. This category page lists notable citizens of the United States of Nigerian ethnic or national origin or descent, whether partial or full.. Subcategories. [77] Crews received his title shot on August 21 at SummerSlam, but was defeated by The Miz. 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(Arik Cannon, Pinkie Sanchez and Sami Callihan) in a three-way trios match. [67], On April 4, 2016 episode of Raw, Crews made his main roster debut by defeating Tyler Breeze. Possible missions included ferrying crews to a space station, circumlunar flights, and eventual crewed lunar landings. Nigerian born America wrestler Sesugh Uhaa popularly known as Apollo Crews has clinched the United States Championship on Monday Night Raw. [131] A week later at Payback, Crews lost his title to Bobby Lashley, ending his reign at 97 days. [89] On the May 22 episode of Raw, Kalisto confronted Crews about his alliance with The Titus Brand, resulting in a match between the two, which Crews lost. Nigerian athletes on what a ‘Greek Freak’ MVP means. [78] On the Backlash pre-show on September 11, Crews was defeated Corbin. He signed with WWE in 2015 and was assigned to the NXT brand, where he was given his current ring name. legit.ng. [140] Uhaa has a sister, who is in the United States Army and is stationed in San Antonio, Texas.[141]. [66] The two would subsequently have a match on the April 6 episode of NXT, which was won by Crews. Crews came close to winning the United States Championship last month on RAW. [5] At Elimination Chamber on February 25, Apollo and O'Neil failed to capture the titles,[99] and were again unsuccessful in a rematch the following night on Raw. 3.2K SharesShare3.2KTweetA new WWE United States Champion was crowned on Monday Night Raw yesterday and he is a member of Phi Beta Sigma! Crews have a Nigerian ancestry as his father belongs to the Benue State in the mid-belt region of Nigeria. As he prepares for his NXT Championship Match with Finn Bálor, Apollo Crews looks back on the sacrifices his mother made that helped get him to where he is. 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