Apollo Crews gets a character makeover, WWE pushing younger stars on SmackDown

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Lots of you who watch WWE SmackDown could discover that there’s a renewed effort to push youthful expertise or expertise that hasn’t been given a lot of an opportunity earlier than.

Otis obtained a clear win over Rey Mysterio on this week’s episode of SmackDown throughout a tag workforce match. It was Rey and Dominik Mysterio shedding to Otis and Chad Gable after Otis pinned Rey after hitting his massive splash. Otis and Gable turned heel final week.

In the meantime, Apollo Crews was given time for an in-ring promo on this week’s SmackDown. He talked about how he’s been good and humble however he hasn’t obtained the identical respect. Crews stated that he’s not “from the hood” or “from suburbia” however he’s an actual African American. Throughout his promo, he talked about his ancestry and stated “that is who I’m, that is who I symbolize.”

Crews stated the colours he wears symbolize “wealth, dominance, and energy” and Massive E discovered that out final week. His promo was interrupted by Shinsuke Nakamura, who was scheduled for a match with Crews. Crews received by pining Nakamura and it appears like Crews vs. Massive E for the Intercontinental Championship will likely be booked for WrestleMania.

Others who’ve been pushed in current weeks are Nakamura and Cesaro. You’ll be able to credit score Daniel Bryan for this as a result of he’s a part of the inventive workforce and he’s been lobbying to offer extra TV time to sure wrestlers who’ve been underutilized through the years.

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