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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.

I'm going to have to agree with you again, Adders. These one word names and random dropping of a surname or first name are asinine and dumb; and I still consider their full names to be the wrestler's names. 

As for Apollo himself; he is sound in the ring but I have a hard time attaching myself to guys who seem to flip around for no reason other than to flip. I am not by any means saying Crews is a spot monkey, as he is not. He can wrestle. But I am not a fan of the style. I give much credit to Corey Graves at the broadcasting booth who presented a good kayfabe explanation of how a flip gives the splash more impact to the opponent. 

Still, I'm not a fan of the in ring style and quite frankly I prefer Cedric Alexander. That being said, I do like Titus and Brooke.  

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