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Former Dabba-Kato Helps Apollo Crews Win Intercontinental Championship

Apollo Crews & Dabba-Kato

The man formerly known as Dabba-Kato on RAW Underground returned to help Apollo Crews triumph over Big E and exit WrestleMania as Intercontinental Champion.

The former Dabba-Kato, real name Babatunde Aiyegbusi, is of Nigerian descent and will be named Commander Azeez going forward, with PW Insider reporting the name change and Heel By Nature confirming the trademark.

Big E looked to have wrapped up a successful title defence against Apollo in WWE’s first-ever Nigerian Drum Fight – which was a No Disqualification, Street Fight-style match where the ring was surrounded by several percussion instruments to be used as weapons – before the former RAW Underground star made his presence felt by assisting the dethroning of the New Day man.

WWE did not identify the “mystery man” officially, nor recognise his past as either Dabba-Kato or Babatunde.

The Intercontinental Championship wasn’t the only title to change hands, with both the United States Championship and RAW Women’s Championship finding new homes around the waists of Sheamus and Rhea Ripley respectively.

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