WWE’s NXT has been a launching pad for many professional wrestlers, and it seems that another star is set to join the ranks of those making waves in the industry. Carmelo Hayes, the current “NXT” Champion, is one such individual who has been making his mark on the wrestling world.
The wrestler was brought into WWE with high hopes from executives Paul “Triple H” Levesque and Shawn Michaels, and he has been working tirelessly to prove them right’‹.
Hayes’ journey in WWE has been impressive. Since his debut, his confidence and relentless drive have made him a standout performer on the NXT roster.
His passion for the sport and the intensity he brings to each match have resonated with fans and colleagues alike, making him a formidable champion’‹.
The Bold Invitation from Hayes
The NXT Champion has never been one to shy away from a challenge. In fact, he welcomes it. In a recent interview on WWE’s The Bump, Hayes extended an open invitation to anyone willing to challenge him for his NXT Championship.
His statement was bold and assertive, reflecting his unshaken confidence and eagerness to prove his worth against the best wrestlers in the industry’‹.
“I invite anyone to come to NXT and challenge me for my NXT Championship,” Hayes proclaimed. He noted that he has already defeated many of the wrestlers in this year’s men’s Money in the Bank ladder match, showing his readiness to face even the toughest competitors.
“All those guys are phenomenal, talented guys… I’m accepting the challenge. I’m open to whoever. When I shoot I don’t miss, and if they want to come at me, take your best shot.”’‹
The Road Ahead for Carmelo Hayes
Hayes’ tag partner, manager, and confidant, Trick Williams, supported the champion’s statement. According to Williams, Hayes has indeed defeated more competitors than most realize. Hayes’ record in the ring speaks for itself, and his determination and skill make him a formidable opponent’‹.
Most recently, Hayes defended his NXT Championship against Baron Corbin in the “NXT Gold Rush” special. He has held the championship since April, when he bested Bron Breakker, thus ending Breakker’s nearly yearlong reign. This victory further solidified Hayes’ position as a prominent figure in NXT’‹.
Despite his impressive performance and victories over numerous Money in the Bank participants, Hayes has not yet been called up to WWE’s main roster. However, Hayes seems unfazed by this, showing a level-headed attitude towards his career trajectory. He expressed his commitment to doing his best wherever he’s employed, noting, “My time is my time, and when my time comes, that’s when I’ll go.”