It escalated early.
last Friday, Apollo Crews hit the ring smack down To explain his attack on Big E last week. He was adorned with some fashionable new gear and explained that the colors represent his legacy. The crew embraced his majestic Nigerian roots. The “real African American” was trying to conquer E and win an intercontinental title.
It’s a really powerful promotion, giving Apollo the first real character in WWE’s career that goes beyond “I’m glad to be here for a guy who is good at wrestling.”
Because they aren’t going to smack down Last night (March 5th), WWE grabbed the controller and turned up the crew’s new gimmick.
A real African-American came to the ring with a spear and was surrounded by two men in a camouflage he introduced as the “Nigeria Elite Guard.” Unlike the previous week, when the crew only spoke with accents when impersonating their grandfather, this time the entire Apollo promotion was delivered that way.
There are many things to incorporate.
It certainly gets a reaction from what WWE likes to call its universe. Or I think I should say a response. Online feedback ranges from racist allegations to excitement of expression to the joke that Vince McMahon finally saw. Black panther, And everywhere in between.
The debate also becomes fierce. Unlike discussing whether the devil is a good gimmick or a bad gimmick, conversations about crews include issues that we are struggling with in all areas of society. Especially race, and who can or should declare something offensive.
If you find Apollo’s presentation awkward, do you get angry when Drew McIntyre is wearing a kilt? How are the crew’s accents different from when Lana shared the Russian heritage in the same way?
I don’t know the answer to those questions. I think my own answer depends on how the character is used. I would say WWE will not benefit from my doubts for too long. It’s because of both the history of black performers and the “evil alien” Stick, and the lack of delicacy when they deploy the new Apollo.
It’s great to see someone talking to others about their experience by non-villain Americans (in the current roster, the crew joins Mustafa Ali as a heel character with this motive. ). But wouldn’t a military commander, a person who didn’t behave like a “mob,” get this kind of reaction? Is it okay if the crew or ants tell me I have to play the bad guys for revenge for being discriminated against to tell the story?
Apollo Crews will appear on the screen and you have a chance to bend your new performance muscles.He keeps going Interesting feud with Big E, When An interesting side story with Paul Heyman (Roman Reigns Special Counsel praised Apollo today as well. Talking Smack). Some fans are excited to see their culture first portrayed on WWE TV.
They are all good. Let’s see where to go from there. And everyone has to decide for themselves how they feel about it.
For WWE, they set out to get people to talk. They have been successful, at least in the last 24 hours.
– WWE Sports
The Nigerian accent of the Apollo crew is certainly spoken by people
https://www.cagesideseats.com/wwe/2021/3/6/22317001/apollo-crews-nigerian-accent-real-african-american-chararacter-controversial-mixed-reactions The Nigerian accent of the Apollo crew is certainly spoken by people