As I first exclusively reported over the weekend, the plan is for Apollo Crews to turn heel. That was the plan as of last week and his “injury” is supposed to lead to something bigger for him.
I also noted that there has been talk of MVP leading a heel stable. Dave Meltzer wrote in this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter that there’s been speculation that the stable, led by MVP, would include Crews, Brendan Vink and Shane Thorne. MVP is already managing Vink and Thorne as a tag team.
Meltzer also noted that the heel turn and joining the stable is one of several options considered for Crews but it is not necessarily the end direction.
In other words, until it happens, the heel turn plans are not concrete. Given that Vince McMahon tends to change his mind on a daily basis, whatever plans are set today may not be the same by next week.
The “injury” was something planned and Meltzer noted that the way things played out with Crews qualifying for MITB and being pulled was exactly how things were planned for him.
This is not the first time this year that there were plans to turn Crews heel. In March, there were plans for him to turn on Chad Gable but that was dropped and Crews was moved to Raw.