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Carmelo Hayes Claims Shock NXT North American Title Win

Carmelo Hayes celebrates with NXT North American Title

Carmelo Hayes has stunned Isaiah “Swerve” Scott to claim the NXT North American Championship.

In the main event of the October 12th episode of NXT 2.O Isaiah “Swerve” Scott took on Santos Escobar. Earlier in the show Scott’s partners in Hit Row had been abducted by Legado del Fantasma in an effort to leave him alone in his match with Escobar.

However, Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams came to ringside to help the champion after Raul Mendoza and Joaquin Wilde interfered.

After Scott picked up the win, Hayes and Williams entered the ring to celebrate, but Hayes attacked the champion cashing in his 2021 Breakout Tournament contract. Hayes defeated Odyssey Jones in the final of the tournament back in August entitling him to a match for the NXT championship of his choosing.

Isaiah “Swerve” Scott won the NXT North American Championship in June after pinning Bronson Reed in June. Despite holding the title for almost four months, the match with Escobar was Scott’s first defence.

Elsewhere on the show it was announced that Toxic Attraction and Indi Hartwell and Persia Pirotta will challenge for the NXT Women’s Tag Team Championships at Halloween Havoc. Gigi Dolin and Jacy Jayne had earlier laid down a challenge to Io Shirai and Zoey Stark for the titles. But there proved to be one more twist after Hartwell and Pirotta staked their own claim to the gold.

Meanwhile, Toxic Attraction figurehead Mandy Rose challenged NXT Women’s Champion Raquel Gonzalez.

It was confirmed later in the show that the pair will meet at Halloween Havoc in a ‘Spin the Wheel, Make the Deal’ Match.