Backstage Update On Highly Anticipated WWE Main Roster Debut

WWE NXT Cameron Grimes Carmelo Hayes

Cameron Grimes has been absent from WWE NXT television in recent months, last competing on the November 8th episode of the show in a losing effort against Joe Gacy.

The previous month, he appeared on Monday Night Raw to recruit The OC as his tag team partners to take on The Schism, paying them enough money to get them to agree. He also appeared on the Main Event taping prior to the show, leading to speculation that he could be main roster-bound.

A November report from Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer indicated that the plan was indeed for the star to debut on either Raw or SmackDown following his loss to Gacy, but fans hoping to see the meme stock mogul have yet to see him debut.

Now, a new report from Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio indicates that the main roster is still the plan for the former NXT North American Champion, but that those in creative don’t currently have a story for him.

“Cameron Grimes was finishing up in NXT because he was being called to the main roster and right now what’s going on is that they are waiting for an idea on the main roster so he’s in limbo. He’s finished with NXT, he’s supposed to be on the main roster but they don’t have a story for him so they haven’t debuted him yet and they’re waiting to come up with a story for him.” (h/t F4WOnline)

Cameron Grimes Held The Million Dollar Championship In WWE NXT

Grimes signed with WWE NXT in 2019, and after a series of feuds throughout the end of 2019 and 2020, he was written off television to undergo knee surgery.

Upon his return, the star captured the hearts of the h audience when he revealed he’d become an accidental millionaire when he invested in GameStop during his time away during the GameStop short squeeze. Becoming the “richest man in NXT” led to a feud with WWE Hall of Famer Ted DiBiase, who regularly taunted Grimes and outbid him on items such as houses and watches.

Eventually, Grimes entered a feud with LA Knight over the re-introduced Million Dollar Championship. While he was unsuccessful against Knight in a ladder match and was forced to become Knight’s butler, he eventually won the title in a rematch, saving Ted DiBiase from having to become a butler himself.

Grimes also went on to become an NXT North American Champion when he won a multi-man ladder match at NXT Stand & Deliver.