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Report: WWE Star To Turn Heel Soon

Seemingly out of nowhere...

Back on the January 27 episode of Monday Night Raw, Randy Orton attacked one of his best friends Edge the day after The Rated-R Superstar stepped inside the squared circle for the first time in almost nine years. The Viper proceeded to hit the 11-time world champion with a Con-Chair-To, turning heel in the process. 

This was the last major heel turn on Raw and the roster has remained largely settled since January. This is set to change, however, as Paul Davis at WrestlingNews.co reported that WWE is set to turn Apollo Crews heel soon. A source within the wrestling behemoth told Davis the former Titus Worldwide member was originally supposed to turn during his program with Sheamus and Shorty G on SmackDown but the plan was scrapped after Vince McMahon decided to move Crews to the red brand. 

For the avoidance of doubt, Davis penned: "'They are turning him. He was going to turn on [Chad] Gable before Vince decided to move him back to Raw,' said the source."

The One Man Nation's character change comes in the midst of a recent push on WWE's flagship show. He opened his account on Raw with a 27-minute match against Aleister Black, and almost captured the United States Championship on April 27 before a storyline injury forced the referee to stop the bout. 

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