Main roster superstar Apollo Crews made a surprise return to NXT on the June 7th edition of the show.
NXT Champion Bron Breakker, who successfully defended the title against Joe Gacy at In Your House, called out the locker room to see who would be next to step up to the challenge. To the surprise and delight of the NXT Universe, Apollo Crews music hit as the former Intercontinental Champion made his way to the ring. Crews was dressed in a leather jacket and jeans, as opposed to the Nigerian attire worn the last time the WWE Universe saw Apollo Crews on TV.
Crews was happy to be back and stated that he left NXT too soon for the main roster. However, the former United States Champion would then say that he is back to change history and that he would see Breakker down the road. The two men shook hands to close out the segment.
Later in the show, Apollo Crews would return to in-ring action, having his first match in NXT since 2016. Crews would team with Solo Sikoa to face the team of Carmelo Hayes and Grayson Waller. Crews would pin Waller to be victorious.
This is the first appearance on WWE TV for Apollo Crews since WrestleMania weekend back in April. In that appearance, Crews competed in the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royale, but was eliminated in the match.
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