Uhaa Nation

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Uhaa Nation
Born (1987-08-22) August 22, 1987 (age 35)
Sacramento, California, United States
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Apollo
Apollo Crews
Uhaa Nation
Billed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Billed weight260 lb (120 kg)
Trained byMr. Hughes
DebutAugust 17, 2009

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

Uhaa is best 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.[1] He was also named the Best Newcomer by Dragon Gate USA in 2011.[1]

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NXT (2015–present)[change | change source]

In October 2014, Uhaa entered a WWE tryout camp and he was offered a developmental contract.[2] On April 6, 2015, he reported to the WWE Performance Center, the home of their NXT.[3] In a press release on April 13, the company announced that Uhaa was a member of their new NXT recruits.[4]

Uhaa made his first television appearance on the May 6 episode of NXT and signed his NXT contract during a segment with William Regal.[5] 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.[6]

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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 "Uhaa Nation". Dragon Gate USA. Archived from the original on 2015-01-02. Retrieved 2015-08-11.
  2. "WWE welcomes new NXT recruits: Introducing Sesugh Uhaa". Miami Herald. Retrieved 2015-08-11.
  3. "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 2015-08-11.
  4. "WWE Performance Center welcomes new class of recruits". WWE. Retrieved 2015-08-11.
  5. "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 2015-08-11.
  6. "The former Uhaa Nation's debut on NXT is announced...as well as his NXT name". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2015-08-11.
  7. "FIP Jeff Peterson Memorial Cup '11 - Night 2 results". The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved 2015-08-11.
  8. "PCW Heavyweight Championship History". Preston City Wrestling. Archived from the original on 2015-11-24. Retrieved 2015-08-11.
  9. "Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 2012". The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved 2015-08-11.

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