Carmelo Hayes Addresses Not Being Drafted In 2023 WWE Draft

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While doing a new interview with, WWE NXT Champion Carmelo Hayes was asked about not being drafted in this year’s WWE Draft. 

Other NXT stars were called up to the main roster including Indi Hartwell, NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions Alba Fyre and Isla Dawn. 


“No sad feelings. At the end of the day, when you’re thinking about the draft, you’re thinking about getting the very best that there is to offer, so it was a little surprising that a couple names were mentioned. I’m not saying that those guys aren’t great talents, those girls aren’t talents cause they are and they deserve to be on the main roster, but I think I have unfinished business here and I’m okay with holding it down in NXT. This is what I asked for, this is what I wanted. I wanted to be the face of the brand and I wanted to be the champion and defend this championship and take it to newer heights and newer levels. This was kind of right on pace for me. Moving up to the main roster, it’s a goal of mine, but it’s not going anywhere and I’m only gonna be better and these defenses are only gonna make me stronger and better.”

Hayes is slated to defend his title against Bron Breakker at NXT Battleground later this month. 

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