LAS VEGAS — Apollo Crews defeated Sheamus with an extraordinary athletic display, making an emphatic statement on behalf of WWE’s New Era at the greatest WWE Money in the Bank pay-per-view in history.

The Celtic Warrior – fed up with the praise of WWE’s new influx of Superstars – first waged war against the New Era a few weeks prior when he brutally attacked an unsuspecting Crews during a backstage interview. However, after an unwavering Crews fired back on the June 9 SmackDown with a jaw-rattling punch to the Dublin native, it can be said that the fiery Irishman may have underestimated his physically commanding foe.

WWE Network: Apollo Crews vs. Sheamus: WWE Money in the Bank 2016

Apollo Crews looks to make a bold statement in his fight against Sheamus at WWE Money in the Bank 2016: Courtesy of the award-winning WWE Network.

This action-packed “Money” contest started off with a bang as fists flew before the bell could even ring. Crews wasted no time showing off his exceptional athleticism, hitting a picture-perfect dropkick before sending the former Mr. Money in the Bank from the ring. The embattled Sheamus, however, used his veteran guile to quickly turn the tables on the newcomer with his own brutish offense.

The mohawked Superstar continued to deliver a methodical, yet commanding attack against Crews. Just when it seemed like the decorated Irish Superstar would beat his adversary into submission, Crews fought back with a series of lightning-quick strikes. The Georgia native then delivered a forceful belly-to-belly suplex on his foe, sending him spiraling over the ropes to the outside. As if that wasn’t enough, Crews then followed with a spectacular moonsault onto his adversary to the floor below.

Sheamus would again power his way back, though, delivering a back-breaking White Noise on the up-and-coming competitor from the second rope. Amazingly, the hulking Crews managed to kick out of the maneuver, leaving his opponent mystified. But as an irate Sheamus  began to argue with the referee, Crews capitalized and caught him in a crucifix to earn the pinfall victory.

The impressive win was Crews’ first at a WWE pay-per-view – and, more important, one that successfully silenced The Celtic Warrior’s attack against the New Era … for now. 

LAS VEGAS — Apollo Crews defeated Sheamus with an extraordinary athletic display, making an emphatic statement on behalf of WWE’s New Era at the greatest WWE Money in the Bank pay-per-view in history.

The Celtic Warrior – fed up with the praise of WWE’s new influx of Superstars – first waged war against the New Era a few weeks prior when he brutally attacked an unsuspecting Crews during a backstage interview. However, after an unwavering Crews fired back on the June 9 SmackDown with a jaw-rattling punch to the Dublin native, it can be said that the fiery Irishman may have underestimated his physically commanding foe.

WWE Network: Apollo Crews vs. Sheamus: WWE Money in the Bank 2016

Apollo Crews looks to make a bold statement in his fight against Sheamus at WWE Money in the Bank 2016: Courtesy of the award-winning WWE Network.

This action-packed “Money” contest started off with a bang as fists flew before the bell could even ring. Crews wasted no time showing off his exceptional athleticism, hitting a picture-perfect dropkick before sending the former Mr. Money in the Bank from the ring. The embattled Sheamus, however, used his veteran guile to quickly turn the tables on the newcomer with his own brutish offense.

The mohawked Superstar continued to deliver a methodical, yet commanding attack against Crews. Just when it seemed like the decorated Irish Superstar would beat his adversary into submission, Crews fought back with a series of lightning-quick strikes. The Georgia native then delivered a forceful belly-to-belly suplex on his foe, sending him spiraling over the ropes to the outside. As if that wasn’t enough, Crews then followed with a spectacular moonsault onto his adversary to the floor below.

Sheamus would again power his way back, though, delivering a back-breaking White Noise on the up-and-coming competitor from the second rope. Amazingly, the hulking Crews managed to kick out of the maneuver, leaving his opponent mystified. But as an irate Sheamus  began to argue with the referee, Crews capitalized and caught him in a crucifix to earn the pinfall victory.

The impressive win was Crews’ first at a WWE pay-per-view – and, more important, one that successfully silenced The Celtic Warrior’s attack against the New Era … for now.