WWE is starting to plant the seeds for United States Champion Apollo Crews to turn heel.
During a backstage segment on this week’s episode of Monday Night Raw, MVP offered his services to Crews. The offer was declined and Crews went on to wrestle Shelton Benjamin while MVP looked on from the backstage area.
Crews used a heel tactic when he held the ropes to defeat Benjamin and to retain his United States Championship.
Last month I exclusively reported that there were plans for Crews to turn heel and there was talk of MVP forming a stable. There were plans back in March to have Crews turn on Chad Gable when he was on SmackDown but those plans were dropped when Crews was moved to Raw.
Last week after Paul Heyman was removed from his creative duties, I was told that the plans for MVP’s stable were still in place. Shelton Benjamin’s name was also discussed as a name that could also join the stable.
I was told that MVP has been working to try to get Benjamin featured more on TV as he and others in the company realize that he should be utilized more.
The #USChampion keeps on rollin'.
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