Uhaa along with 10 other recruits was introduced to the NXT. This new group has seven international and four United States wrestlers to make it the most internationally-versed class yet.
Although registered as a domestic wrestler (United States) Uhaa is Nigerian born originally from Benue States.
He developed a solid reputation working for promotions like Dragon Gate USA and Japan.
The athlete began his journey into pro wrestling in 2009 with the help of veterans such as WWE alum Curtis Hughes at World Wrestling Alliance 4’s training school in Atlanta.
“I went to a military high school,” Uhaa said.
“Sports were my outlet and a way to get away from the military life. I wanted to play all year long. Athletics have always been my life. I didn’t want any point in time where I wasn’t doing something. I would go from one season to the next. At one point, I was doing two sports in one season.”
Uhaa who goes by the stage name Apollo Crews started his career in 2009, originally working under the ring name Uhaa Nation, and made his breakthrough in 2011, when he was signed by the Dragon Gate USA promotion.
In 2015, Uhaa signed with WWE and was assigned to its developmental brand NXT, where he was given the ring nameApollo Crews.
On April 4, 2016 he was promoted to WWE’s main roaster on Raw, in a victory over Tyler Breeze. Crews then entered a feud with The Social Outcasts, defeating each member of the stable.
The 28-year-old from Sacramento, California, made his first televised appearance on the May 6 episode of NXT.