Carmelo Hayes has been one of NXT’s most consistent in-ring performers. He has delivered amazing performances every time he stepped in a ring. Hayes has quickly grown to become one of the brand’s top performers.

This resulted in him getting an opportunity to compete at WWE Main Event back in October against Cedric Alexander. He defeated Cedric in an eight-minute match. During a recent interview with Fightful, Carmelo reflected on his Main Event match and said it felt like a reward.

“I feel like I didn’t miss a beat. I feel like when I got the call, it was like, ‘Good. Finally.’ It was more, I knew it wasn’t a ‘Hey, we’re bringing you up’ because I have a lot I need to focus on in NXT, but it was like a reward. ‘Hey man, go up here, show off up here, and come back down.’ It was a great experience. It was one of those experiences that, when I came back, I was more motivated. We’re here, we’re in Orlando, we’re doing the same thing every day with training and stuff, they don’t see that part, and then you get to go outside of Orlando and get to wrestle in front of 7,000 people at the Barclays, this is why we’re doing it. All the hard work we’re putting in down here is for this. It was very motivating.”

Carmelo Hayes will be in action at NXT Deadline tonight in the Iron Survivor Challenge. It remains to be seen if he will emerge as the Iron Survivor tonight. Stay tuned to Ringside News for live coverage of NXT Deadline.


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