On this week’s episode of Smackdown we saw Apollo Crews cement his heel turn with a post-match attack on Big E. Crews came up short in a match against Shinsuke Nakamura and following the loss attacked both Nakamura and Big E who had been watching from ringside.
The bigger shock was to come later in the night. The Alpha Academy (Chad Gable and Otis) took on Rey and Dominik Mysterio in a tag team match. During the bout Dominik was sent flying by Otis and Gable jumped in the ring coaching Otis to attack Rey.
Alpha Academy ignored the referee telling Gable to get out of the ring and called for the bell, giving the disqualification win to the Mysterios but the Academy weren’t done.
After the bell Gable told Otis to carry on the attack and Otis delivered a huge Splash from the ropes on Rey. A chorus of boos rang around the arena as Gable and Otis celebrated in the ring.
With this heel turn, WWE have sacrificed one of the most effective lower card babyface characters on the roster. Will it be worth it? Only time will tell.