When Apollo Crews returned to WWE NXT earlier this year, it was seen as a refresh for a wrestler who was wholly misused during his six years on WWE’s main roster.
During a recent interview with ComicBook.com, Crews admitted that the move back to NXT has restored his passion for the business:
Yeah, it’s crazy for me. It’s so different coming back. It’s one of those things… Am I going to be accepted? Does it matter if I’m accepted or a bunch of different feelings, but it’s like that stepping into a whole new locker room where even though I’ve been here for some time, it’s still a brand-new situation,” said Crews. “But it’s been fun. It’s been really fun and the moment I came back, we got right into it. I had a tag with Solo [Sikoa] against Grayson [Waller] and Carmelo [Hayes] and we went out there and had some fun. So it’s been really fun just to have the opportunity, almost a second chance at my career to I guess go back to where it began and find myself again I guess you could say. And just having that opportunity, it’s been a blessing and I’m really enjoying myself.
"It’s nice because I’ve gotten to become a fan again, you know what I mean? And really, not that I stopped being a fan, but the love, the passion had kind of faded away a little bit. Now that that’s back, it’s nice because I want to watch wrestling again. I want to interact and I want to be a part of everything that’s going on. It’s great, and it feels good because for a while there I just got stuck not really doing anything and nobody wants to be in that situation. So it’s been a blessing and I’ve been having a lot of fun.”
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