Carmelo Hayes made his debut in 2020 in similar fashion to John Cena when he challenged Adam Cole. He would later go on to win the NXT Breakout Tournament and ended up winning the NXT North American Championship. Since then, he hasn’t looked back as his star power has been on the constant rise.
Everyone seems to be taking notice of Carmelo Hayes. Shawn Michaels in particular has nothing but praise for the NXT star. Speaking on a media call to promote Halloween Havoc, Shawn Michaels was asked about Carmelo Hayes.
“Anyway, Carmelo and I get along great, he’s a good kid. I think the sky’s the limit,” said Michaels. “He’s special and talented. We have a lot of talks and I gave him the same lines that I was given many many years ago which is go ahead and push the envelope and let me pull you back and he does… He’s a pro too I guess and I like that about him. He’s got a lot of charisma, he’s got a lot of ability. He’s got a lot of attitude, but you know he really is a respectful young man.”
Carmelo has found his way back in the NXT North American Championship picture and will participate in a ladder match at NXT Halloween Havoc for the vacated NXT North American Championship. It will be interesting to see if Shawn Michaels pushes Carmela Hayes into the NXT Title picture soon.
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