The man now known as just "Apollo", has championship aspirations on his mind.
During last night's RAW, Apollo and Titus O'Neil picked up their second non-title victory over the RAW Tag-Team Champions, Sheamus & Cesaro. Apollo & O'Neil are looking to put "Titus Worldwide" on the map. While speaking with The Mirror, Apollo revealed his thoughts on working with the former WWE Tag-Team Champion and is honored to have him as a partner.
"I'm enjoying everything we're doing with Titus Worldwide. We've got the addition of Dana Brooke and to me, I think it's a great dynamic. Titus is an amazing guy, inside and outside of the ring. He's helped me a lot, not just in WWE, but in my real life. He's taught me to be myself and show people more personality and more character." Apollo continued, "He is such an amazing human being. Being around him on camera helps me, allows me to be myself and whether or not we continue with this, hopefully I can continue to be more comfortable and more relaxed like that on camera and take the personality that I've shown in Titus Worldwide and carry it on to another tag team that I'm in, or as a singles competitor. I think we've proved we are worthy competitors, we are great competitors and given a chance, we can make things happen."
Apollo would go on to further elaborate that Titus has taught him a great deal about understanding that being a WWE superstar is far more than just being on television on a weekly basis.
"Titus helped me to understand that WWE is not only all about wrestling. He helped me to understand that I need to learn to be an entertainer as well. When you are having fun, people can feel that and they can have fun themselves, so he is helping me to be more relaxed on camera and open up my personality and not be afraid to go out there and make a fool of myself and just have fun." He continued. "I think when I first got to WWE, I took myself a little too seriously. I was like: 'I just want to be a great wrestler', but I think there is a lot more to that when it comes to WWE and he has helped me to understand that, which has worked out a lot better for me. People have recognized that I do have personality and I do have character and charisma, so I thank him for that every day."
The duo has defeated the RAW Tag-Team Champions; Sheamus & Cesaro in non-title bouts twice now. Crews & Titus lost their opportunity at the gold on the January 29th edition of RAW, but last night, they issued another challenge to "The Bar" to put their titles on the line, one more time.
"Yes it is. Me and Titus have two different styles, but when you put us together, it's very interesting. Titus and myself, we can go out there and be funny or whatever the case may be, but when it's time to get to business, we get serious, we put that face on and go out there and throw people around and have that killer instinct. It's great for us to be able to showcase that and it's only just the beginning. Keep on the lookout because we're coming."
Apollo was recently allowed to return to PCW in England two weeks ago. Being a former PCW Heavyweight Champion in his own right, the "One Man Nation" reflected on what it was like to return to his former stomping grounds.
"It was cool, it's cool to experience that; to see how far they've come. To be able to go back and see some of the guys that I started with and used to work with... experiencing that was really cool. Anytime you get into a schedule, it's great to be able to take a break from that schedule and do something different, it helps you refocus. It's great to go back and see a lot of the guys and the talent. I got to see a lot more up and coming talent."