WWE: Carmelo Hayes on NXT N.A. Title Win, AJ Styles & Omos Update, Halloween Havoc 2021 Update

Carmelo Hayes Comments on NXT North American Championship Victory

Sports Illustrated held a recent interview with NXT talent Carmelo Hayes. One of the topics discussed included his thoughts about his recent NXT North American Championship win and working with Shawn Michaels.

“We have PC Live matches, which are live events in front of the coaches. I performed in front of Shawn once or twice, and then he saw me wrestle Kushida on TV,” Hayes says. “I’d never been signed before I came here and I had no television experience until I got here. This is my first contract, and that match against Kushida was my first-ever TV match. After the match, we spoke. I told him I didn’t want to be on 205 Live—I wanted to be a top guy. So I shot my shot and asked him to help me. And then I put the pressure on myself to be that top guy.”

WWE Reportedly Had Plans to Split Up Omos & AJ Styles During WWE Draft

WWE reportedly recently had plans to split up AJ Styles and Omos as part of their overall plans for this year’s WWE Draft, according to WrestleVotes.

It was reported that WWE officials had seriously considered splitting up the team and had plans in place to do so at this year’s WWE Draft special until several other influential WWE officials and one top RAW talent spoke out against the idea. The reason for those officials stance reportedly was due to them feeling that Omos was not ready for a singles run yet. Others who had pushed for the team to be split listened and decided against going through with the plans in the end.

Special Guest Appearance by Chucky Announced for Halloween Havoc 2021

USA Network recently announced that horror film and television series character Chucky will be making a special appearance at next week’s Halloween Havoc 2021 themed episode of NXT.