WWE Intercontinental Champion Apollo Crews claimed that WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns has ‘put him over’ backstage and helped him with his push in a new Sportskeeda interview, which you can watch below. Roman Reigns ‘Losing’ His Title On Smackdown in a storyline was just teased.
“One thing that Roman has taught me is that you have to believe in yourself. Once you believe in yourself, everybody else will believe in you. You can’t doubt yourself. And Paul Heyman has always believed in me, even at times more than I ever believed in myself. And then I started to believe in myself. I started to believe what everybody else, or what the two of them, believed. Me realizing that has helped me a lot. You have to believe in yourself if you want other people to believe in you. And that is what I think the problem was before. I just was not believing in myself.”
“But if you look at somebody like Roman, he believes everything he is doing. He has that confidence, the swagger. He knows he’s the man and everybody else knows it. So for him to take his time and give me some advice, I’m very thankful for that.”
“And Paul Heyman, he already knows how I feel about him and he’s done nothing but good things. He’s done nothing but help me along the way and shown me what he believes. And now I believe it. And everybody else will believe it. If they don’t believe it by now, they are still going to believe it.”
Apollo beat Big E for the Intercontinental Title at WrestleMania, while Roman Reigns retained his Universal Title against Edge and Daniel Bryan.