The first challenger for newly crowned NXT Champion Carmelo Hayes has been announced, an exciting development for WWE NXT fans. On this evening's episode of NXT, Grayson Waller arose triumphant in a Lethal 4 Manner match against Mythical Serpent Lee, JD McDonagh, and Duke Hudson to turn into the new number-one competitor for the NXT Title.
The match was a thrilling one. Lee hit Hudson with a sitdown powerbomb, but Waller rushed in and hit him with a Stunner. This allowed Waller to get the pin and become Hayes' challenger. At the special Spring Breakin' edition of NXT, scheduled for Tuesday, April 25, WWE has officially announced that Waller will compete against Hayes for the NXT Championship.
The match between two talented wrestlers who have both been making waves in the NXT scene recently promises to be an epic one.
Hayes Offers Breakker Fatal 4-Way Spot
Following the recent heel turn and attack on Hayes and Trick Williams by former champion Bron Breakker, the announcement comes after a turbulent few weeks for the NXT Championship scene.
In the first segment of tonight's episode, Hayes acknowledged that their rivalry is far from over by offering Breakker a spot in the Fatal 4 Way match. On the other hand, Breaker turned down the offer and took Hudson's place in the match by interrupting Chase U's MVP trophy segment.
Breakker also made a shocking admission, announcing that he now considers the NXT Championship a curse on his career and no longer requires fan support. He vowed to show a side of himself that fans have never seen, setting up a fascinating storyline that makes certain to work out before long.
On the other hand, Waller will want to take advantage of his third chance at the NXT Championship. His PR team has informed NXT officials that his Unsanctioned Match loss to Johnny Gargano during WrestleMania 39 weekend should not count against his record, allowing him to qualify for tonight's Fatal 4 Way match.
He had previously lost to Breakker at New Year's Evil and Vengeance Day. Overall, the NXT Championship will get h*tter in the coming weeks, with a high-stakes match between Hayes and Waller at Spring Breakin' and Hayes and Breakker's ongoing drama adding to the excitement.
As the NXT roster continues to stage some of the most thrilling matches in WWE, fans won't want to miss a single moment of the action.