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Apollo Crews
Crews in 2016
Birth nameSesugh Uhaa
Born (1987-08-22) August 22, 1987 (age 36)
Sacramento, California, U.S.
Spouse(s)Linda Palonen
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Apollo
Apollo Crews[1]
Uhaa Nation [1]
Billed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[1]
Billed weight240 lb (110 kg)[1]
Billed fromBenue State, Nigeria
Stone Mountain, Georgia[1]
Trained byMr. Hughes[2][3]
DebutAugust 17, 2009[4]

Sesugh Uhaa (born August 22, 1987), better known by his ring name Apollo Crews, is a Nigerian-American professional wrestler. He is currently signed to the WWE and works on their Raw brand.

Uhaa, under the ring name Uhaa Nation, is also known for his work in Dragon Gate USA, as well as the Japanese promotion Dragon Gate. During his time in Dragon Gate, he won the Open the Twin Gate Championship with BxB Hulk.[2] He was also named the Best Newcomer by Dragon Gate USA in 2011.[2]

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In October 2014, Uhaa entered a WWE tryout camp and he was given a developmental contract.[5] On April 6, 2015, he started at tjhe WWE Performance Center, .[6] In a press release on April 13, the company announced that Uhaa was a member of their new NXT wrestlers.[7]

Uhaa made his first television appearance on the May 6 episode of NXT and signed his NXT contract during a segment with William Regal.[8] On August 5, it was announced that Uhaa would make his televised NXT debut on August 22 at the NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn event. It was also announced that his new ring name would be Apollo Crews.[9]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Apollo Crews". WWE. Retrieved August 23, 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 "Uhaa Nation". Dragon Gate USA. Archived from the original on January 2, 2015. Retrieved August 11, 2015.
  3. "Apollo Crews". WWE. Archived from the original on April 8, 2016. Retrieved April 12, 2017.
  4. Dobson, Jamie (July 16, 2012). "My Interview with the One Man Nation – Uhaa Nation!". 911 Wrestling. Archived from the original on January 16, 2013. Retrieved November 25, 2012.
  5. "WWE welcomes new NXT recruits: Introducing Sesugh Uhaa". Miami Herald. Retrieved August 11, 2015.
  6. "Former DG star starts with WWE, great reason why celebrity wrestler likely won't work SummerSlam, Battleground, NXT and more news". Pro Wrestling Insider. Retrieved August 11, 2015.
  7. "WWE Performance Center welcomes new class of recruits". WWE. Retrieved August 11, 2015.
  8. "WWE NXT report: contract signing, interview with champion and challenger, Becky Lynch video profile, The Nation is coming, who is number one?". Pro Wrestling Insider. Retrieved August 11, 2015.
  9. "The former Uhaa Nation's debut on NXT is announced...as well as his NXT name". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved August 11, 2015.
  10. Kreikenbohm, Philip. "Open the Twin Gate Championship". Cagematch.net. Archived from the original on May 6, 2022. Retrieved April 12, 2021.
  11. Kreikenbohm, Philip. "FIP Florida Heritage Championship". Cagematch.net. Archived from the original on February 5, 2023. Retrieved April 12, 2021.
  12. "PCW Heavyweight Championship History". Preston City Wrestling. Archived from the original on July 4, 2019. Retrieved November 30, 2014.
  13. "Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 2021". The Internet Wrestling Database. Archived from the original on December 25, 2022. Retrieved October 6, 2021.
  14. "WWA4 Nation Promo". YouTube.
  15. "WWA4-(2) Nation(c) Vs Jeabo WWa4 Internet Championship". YouTube.
  16. "Intercontinental Championship". WWE. Archived from the original on March 23, 2022. Retrieved April 11, 2021.
  17. "United States Championship". WWE. Archived from the original on November 22, 2022. Retrieved May 25, 2020.

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