Less than two weeks after making his main roster debut, Solo Sikoa returned to NXT and ended the show with championship gold!
Ahead of the one year anniversary of NXT 2.0, WWE put out a poll to let viewers choose Carmelo Hayes’ next challenger for the NXT North American Championship. Given the choice between Von Wagner, Joe Gacy, and Wes Lee, the audience chose for Wes Lee to get another shot at championship gold after having to relinquish the NXT Tag Team Championship earlier this year.
However, when the result of the poll was revealed, Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams sought to make sure that Lee didn’t make it to the main event of the show and attacked him backstage, slamming his head in a locker.
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) September 14, 2022
When the smug pair took to the microphone in the main event to gloat about not having to go through with the title defense, they were shocked with the arrival of Solo Sikoa, who’d been feuding with Hayes prior to his main roster debut at Clash at the Castle on September 3rd. Because he joined his brothers The Usos and his cousin Roman Reigns in the Bloodline, it was believed that Sikoa was gone from NXT – but he made it clear to Carmelo Hayes that he planned to make good on his promise that he had the next shot at the North American title.
Despite the best efforts of Hayes and Trick Williams, Solo Sikoa emerged victorious from the bout, adding yet another title to the Bloodline’s collection.
— WWE (@WWE) September 14, 2022
It remains to be seen whether Solo Sikoa will carry the NXT North American Championship on Raw and SmackDown, but as we’ve seen in recent months, main roster crossovers aren’t as out of the ordinary as they once were.
Elsewhere on NXT 2.0, Pretty Deadly retained the NXT Tag Team Championships against the Creed Brothers, and security guard Hank Williams made his in-ring debut, scoring a shock victory over Javier Bernal.