Carmelo Hayes, is an American wrestler signed to WWE, where he performs on the NXT roster and is the current holder of the NXT Championship.
During his career, he held the NXT North American Championship twice and the NXT Cruiserweight Championship once. He also won the second edition of the NXT Breakout Tournament in 2021.
On February 12, 2021, he signed with WWE, being sent to the Performance Center to train. On the June 1 episode of NXT, under the ring name Carmelo Hayes, he made his debut on the show accepting an open challenge from Kushida for the NXT Cruiserweight Championship in which he was defeated.