It appears we’ll be seeing Carmelo Hayes and Johnny Gargano feuding for the North American Championship in the coming weeks.
During this week’s episode of WWE NXT 2.0, Johnny Gargano came out and confronted Hayes as he was having a “Melo-bration” following his win over Isaiah “Swerve” Scott to capture the North American Championship on last week’s show. Gargano noted that with Austin Theory now on RAW, Indi Hartwell going after the NXT 2.0 Women’s Tag Team titles, and Candice LeRae home pregnant, he’s “lost his way.” He then went on to challenge Hayes when Hayes and Trick Williams began mocking Indi Hartwell. That led to Dexter Lumis coming up from behind and running them off. Unfortunately for Hayes, he left the title in the ring.
In a backstage segment that took place later in the show, Hayes and Williams were looking for the title and found an invitation from Lumis which said there would be a “Halloween Havoc Open House” next week.
You can check out some highlights from the segments below:
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WWE posted the following video from this week’s episode of NXT 2.0, showing some highlights from Imperium’s win over the Creed Brothers: