Apollo Crews

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Sesugh Uhaa[7][8] (born August 22, 1987)[1] is a Nigerian-American professional wrestler. He is currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the Raw brand under the ring name Apollo Crews.

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Apollo Crews
Crews in 2016
Birth nameSesugh Uhaa
Born (1987-08-22) August 22, 1987 (age 35)[1]
Sacramento, California, U.S.
Spouse(s)Linda Palonen
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Apollo[2]
Apollo Crews[3]
Uhaa Nation [3]
Billed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[3]
Billed weight240 lb (110 kg)[3]
Billed fromBenue State, Nigeria
Stone Mountain, Georgia[3]
Trained byMr. Hughes[4][5]
DebutAugust 17, 2009[6]

He started his career in 2009, originally working under the ring name Uhaa Nation,[4] and made his breakthrough in 2011, when he was signed by the Dragon Gate USA promotion, which also led to him making his first trip to Japan to work for Dragon Gate. Standing at 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) and weighing 240 lb (110 kg), Uhaa is known both as a high-flyer and a power wrestler.[9][10][11]

He signed with WWE in 2015 and was assigned to the NXT brand, where he was given his current ring name. He was promoted to WWE's main roster in April 2016, where he won the United States Championship in May 2020 and later won the Intercontinental Championship at WrestleMania 37.