Commander Azeez was Apollo Crews confidante before the latter got sent back to NXT. Tonight, Azeez made his surprise comeback and reunited with Apollo. The reunion, however, didn’t last long.

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Apollo Crews squared off against Carmelo Hayes in a two-out-of-three falls match tonight during NXT Vengeance Day. Carmelo Hayes tapped Apollo Crews out to win the first fall. The two then squared off for the next fall.

Commander Azeez made his return during the closing moments of the match. He was referred to as Dabba Kato by Vic Joseph. Kato took out Trick Williams, but failed to prevent Carmelo Hayes from getting the decisive fall.


Kato entered the ring to lift a fallen Apollo Crews after the match. The two hugged before Kato took out his former mentor with a headbutt. He then planted Apollo Crews with a slam onto a steel chair.

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Manik Aftab

Manik Aftab serves as a news writer at Ringside News. He has covered pro wrestling and sports entertainment for a variety of publications, including Sportskeeda Wrestling, The Sportster, and WrestleZone. Outside of his professional duties, Manik likes to indulge in fiction, thrillers, comics, manga, and anime.

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