Carmelo Hayes On When He Won The NXT Championship – ‘Breath This In’

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At NXT Stand & Deliver, Carmelo Hayes defeated Bron Breakker to win the NXT Championship.

Appearing on WWE’s After The Bell, Hayes shared his thoughts heading into WrestleMania weekend, saying,


“Yeah, when I was doing media that whole week leading up to that, it was just getting realer. The more I was talking about it, it was just getting realer and realer. It was almost like, ‘My God, don’t psych myself out.’ Because everyone just put it like that. ‘Man, main event, kicking off WrestleMania weekend, sold-out Crypto.’ I’m like, ‘Oh man, you guys, I wasn’t thinking about all this.’”

“But no, I just felt ready. I think that was the biggest thing going into it. I didn’t feel like the moment was bigger than me. I didn’t allow it to kinda, you know — I took that pressure with ease, I think. And I was actually very impressed with how well I adapted into that.”

Also sharing how he made himself take the moment in, Hayes said,

 “The moment was great. Really, it was one of those things where you always say, ‘I need to stop and take this in.’ I did, I actually did. So, I remember thinking to myself, ‘Wait, wait, hold on. Just hold it right here look. And breath this in, because you don’t get a lot of firsts like that, a lot of people don’t ever get to experience that. So, it was just a freaking beautiful moment.”

Ahead of defending his title against Bron Breakker in a rematch at NXT Battleground this Saturday, Carmelo Hayes was in conversation with Steve Fall of “The Ten Count” podcast where he hyped up his upcoming title defense and lamented Breakker’s recent actions.

Carmelo Hayes Hypes Upcoming Title Rematch Against Bron Breakker

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