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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rico Len Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17/April/2016 at 00:52
I think he's too short for that. I mean. I'm not all about seeing the big guys kick ass or anything, but when you're talking about a monster, then I would want to see him be pretty big. Without the size, then I want to see him be fast, or smart, or clever or the like.

I mean, I love Enzo Amore, but I don't see him taking people to suplex city or chokeslamming people you know? Not that the chokeslam didn't work for Hurricane.
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Not sure changing brands will help him. He could be future endeavoured by the end of the year.

He's just not got over yet on the main roster and a lot of that is down to his lack of charisma.

Creative will have to work really hard to make fans care about him in a decent fued with someone.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Fletch Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12/April/2017 at 20:22
Don't see him getting released as he has such a great look and is talented in the ring, but he does need something changed to get him over.

The lack of personality is a problem and I've said this before but the smiley babyface thing really isn't working, even with his flashy and unique ring style his whole act just screams bland.

I would try a heel turn and maybe give him a manager to handle his promos.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ACIDO Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12/April/2017 at 22:11
Originally posted by Rico Len Rico Len wrote:

I mean, I love Enzo Amore, but I don't see him taking people to suplex city or chokeslamming people you know? Not that the chokeslam didn't work for Hurricane.


Actually how heavy is Enzo, as the little bloke could he enter the Cruiserweights division if he wanted ?
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Forget hindsight, a lot of people said they brought Apollo up too soon right when he was drafted in 2016. He wasn't even really over in NXT at the time. WWE just had him switch his finisher to the spinning powerbomb, since his standing moonsault wasn't get him a good pop. But he had no personality other than "I'm glad to be here".  It was stupid to have brought him up last year.

Now he's screwed. As a singles guy on Raw the only role for him is job-guy. Maybe, if he got put into a tag team, he might be able to get to the upper midcard. But there's nobody right now that seems like a good fit to pair with Crews. (Maybe he could make a go of it with Darren Young, but he's injured.)

I expect him to get a couple fluke wins to make him a "credible" midcarder. Followed by a long-run of jobs.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Baz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14/April/2017 at 21:52
Turn him heel and go with Brand Titus?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rico Len Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15/April/2017 at 06:09
Not to sound like a broken record, but he should STILL be in NXT learning how to develop some kind of character and charisma on the mic.

He's just so generic and uninteresting, yet the thing is most people that even get a promotion onto a TV taping of any sort as a regular performer have loads of personality in real life. Even guys like Lance Storm, Roman Reigns, Dean Malenko, and Johnny Ace are surprisingly personable and charismatic when you meet them in real life. It's more a matter learning how to bring that personality out in Crews that he needs to figure out.
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So we have a new 1 named superstar in WWE.

They have decided to remove the Crews from his name so now he is known simply as Apollo.

Sounds a bit of a better name to be honest - now all he needs is a better gimmick and to become a better wrestler, less boring and gain a personality thats not over the top cheese and he should do ok.
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I’ve said it before, the guy is great in the ring and has a decent look, it’s just the whole smiley generic babyface thing that’s killing him.

I’ve suggested this before as well but why not reboot him as a Goldberg/Ryback type who destroys his opponents quick in dominant fashion, stop the smiling and get serious. He’s much more athletic than Goldberg/Ryback so his killer offence that he would squash his opponents with would look more impressive.
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As noted, WWE is changing Apollo Crews ring name to simply Apollo, as seen by his updated official profile page in the roster section of WWE.com.

Apollo, who joins Adrian Neville, Antonio Cesaro, Alexander Rusev, Big E. Langston, Luke Harper, Rick Rowan, Elias Samson as recent WWE talents who had their names shortened, reportedly due to a recent tragedy.

The folks at Sportskeeda are reporting that WWE confirmed in an email that the name change was done due to a tragic high school shooting last week in Parkland, Florida.

The gunman of the shooting, 19 year-old Nikolas Cruz, killed 17 students and teachers with an AR-15 rifle in one of the worst tragedies in recent memory. WWE apparently wanted to avoid any confusion with the Cruz name, despite it being spelled differently than Crews. The decision was reportedly made by Vince McMahon himself to drop Crews from Apollo Crews' name.

Shit idea. Not even spelt the same. Vince should instead have a word with his best mate about the shit gun laws.
 
What next? Are Penelope, Terry and Tom going to be known by just their first names, incase we think any of them are to do with the shooter too?
 
One word names are usually bland, as is the case in this instance.
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