Carmelo Hayes Upsets Odyssey Jones; Becomes NXT Breakout Tournament Champion
It was an underdog vs. a colossus in the NXT Breakout Tournament finals as Carmelo Hayes took on Odyssey Jones with the stakes for the two being an all-time high, but it was Hayes who came out the victor. William Regal sat at ringside with a title contract going to the winner and both men played to their respective strengths in the match-up. Jones tossed Hayes around as Hayes used his quickness to keep Jones grounded. Hayes did a good job of that with an extended front chancery and then following it up with a flurry of knees and then an axe kick for a near finish.
Jones soon turned the tide with a tilt-a-whirl shoulderbreaker. Hayes finds temporary sanctuary by rolling out of the ring and getting a kick to the ear of Odyssey. Hayes then hits a top rope scissor kick, but Jones gets to his feet. Hayes goes for a second one, but Jones moves and splashes all his weight on top of him. Carmelo musters up enough strength to crucifix roll Jones for the 1-2-3.
Post-match, Jones and Hayes exchanged a moment of respect before Regal presented Hayes with the contract, but when asked which title he was going to challenge for, Hayes said there will be time for that.