Apollo Crews discovered a never-say-die attitude while trying to find his place on the main roster.
Apollo Crews joined the main roster following WrestleMania 32 in 2016. In the five years since he debuted on the main roster, he has lost and regained his last name, been a member of Titus Worldwide, had a brief run as United States Champion and now, has rediscovered his roots and has captured the Intercontinental Championship on the biggest stage available in WWE, WrestleMania.
Speaking with Rick Ucchino of Sportskeeda, Apollo Crews stated that, now that he has captured glory, he wants his Intercontinental Championship run to be one of the best in company history as he continues to grow as a performer.
"That is just the competitor inside me. That's just the spirit inside me. Just relentless, you know? I want to keep growing. I want to make this title reign one of the best in WWE history. I want to make it a long and historic title reign, and I'm accepting all challengers. It does not matter who you are. I will fight anybody. I will bring the fight to anybody. Just like I expect them to bring it to me. A lot of respect goes to Big E because he brought that fight. He brought something out of me and I know I brought something out to him that he never knew was there."
Furthermore, Apollo Crews revealed what he discovered within himself while going through the motions on WWE's main roster brands.
"I've learned that I'm very strong mentally. I learned that no matter how things are going, my attitude is always the same. You know, always positive and always getting back to work. That's what I've learned about myself is that I never give up, I don't quit. That's something that a lot of times you can say, but when you're faced with some kind of adversity or you're faced with a certain situation, it can be easy to quit, but I've learned myself that there is no quit inside me. I strive to be the best. I strive to be the best me that I can be and you have to keep going."
At WrestleMania, Apollo gained a new enforcer with the former Dabba-Kato. Learn more here.