Former US Champion Apollo Crews has reacted to his WWE Raw return on Monday’s (May 16) episode.
During the show, Crews competed in the Intercontinental Championship #1 contender’s battle royal.
This marked his first main roster match since he was drafted back to the red brand in the WWE Draft following a second stint in NXT.
In a backstage Digital Exclusive segment, Apollo Crews opened up about the crowd reaction, noting:
“It feels good, and I gotta say, the reaction that I got was amazing.
“It felt great to be out there in front of the Monday Night Raw crowd. Unfortunately, couldn’t get it done tonight in the battle royal.
“But that’s just a little taste. There’s a lot more to go, there’s a lot more left where that came from. Just a little taste.”
When asked about how this version of Apollo Crews will be different, Crews said:
“It’s funny you say that because sometimes I forget. Sometimes I forget their accolades. United States Champion. Intercontinental Champion, won (it) at WrestleMania.
“Sometimes I forget. But every day, I need to remind myself. I need to remind myself that I deserve to be here.
“I need to remind myself that I deserve every single opportunity that’s presented towards me, and I’m gonna step out there and do it.
“What’s different? I see a lot of faces in the locker room, a lot of new faces in that locker room, but this is a different Apollo Crews as well, and everybody’s gonna get to see that when that time comes.”
Here are results from the May 15 episode of WWE Raw:
Shinsuke Nakamura def. The Miz
It was announced Liv Morgan had suffered an injury and the scheduled Women’s Tag Team Championship match was cancelled
Mustafa Ali won a battle royal to become #1 contender for Gunther’s Intercontinental Championship at Night of Champions
Becky Lynch returned and cut a promo on Trish Stratus, challenging her to a match at Night of Champions
Dominik Mysterio def. Xavier Woods
As JD McDonagh left the arena after an interview, there was a tease of Finn Balor scouting him to recruit him for Judgment Day
Indus Sher (Sanga & Veer) def. two jobbers
Cody Rhodes promo on Brock Lesnar ahead of their Night of Champions match
Raquel Rodriguez def. Chelsea Green
Judgment Day (Finn Balor & Damian Priest) def. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn after interference from Imperium, which had been instigated by Paul Heyman doing deals with Judgment Day and Imperium earlier in the night
Transcription via Fightful.
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