WWE’s Apollo Drops Crews Surname in Wake of Florida School Shooting

WWE has decided to drop the Crews from the name of superstar Apollo Crews, reportedly due to similarity to Nikolas Cruz, the shooter at last week’s tragic school shooting in Florida. Crews will simply be known as Apollo from now on, as his WWE.com profile, Twitter username, and Raw entrance graphics seem to confirm.

While tweeting during WWE Raw, WWE’s official Twitter account didn’t @mention Apollo due to his handle (but not his username) still containing the “Crews” portion of his name, something that will likely be changed in short order. Instead, WWE used the hashtag #Apollo to refer to the former Crews.

Despite the unfortunate similarity to his name, with Sportskeeda reporting that Vince McMahon “never wants to hear the surname again,” Apollo scored a tag team victory over champions The Bar with his partner Titus O’Neil on Monday Night Raw tonight.

 

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