WWE NXT: Carmelo Hayes retains the NXT Championship on Heatwave

WWE NXT: Carmelo Hayes retains the NXT Championship on Heatwave

During the WWE NXT broadcasts through the USA Network, the wrestler Carmelo Hayes managed to retain the NXT Championship.

After defeating Wes Lee hand in hand. This was the main matchup of the NXT Heatwave television special at the Performance Center.

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In Orlando, Florida. The two contestants started very even and fast before the champion allowed himself to gain the upper hand with body attacks.

The challenger recovered distance to land a rope-driven Meteora, which marked the beginning of a series of attacks that nearly cost HIM the title.

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After escaping the Cardiac Kick, Mello decided to take a risk by jumping towards his opponent at ringside, causing both of them to go through.

The announce table. Taking advantage of the return of his opponent after a failed jump over the second rope, Hayes finished the match with his.

High leg drop for the victory by count of three. In this way, Carmelo Hayes retains the NXT Championship in his sixth official defense.

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HIM captured the belt 143 days ago at the Stand and Deliver 2023 special. Carmelo defeated Bron Breakker on April 1 in Los Angeles, California to lift his.

First world-caliber title within WWE. As an anecdotal fact, tonight the first defense of the NXT Championship between two African-American fighters was held.