Carmelo Hayes On Loss Against Randy Orton: I Didn't Lose, I Just Didn't Win

Carmelo Hayes focuses on the facts.

In the main event of the May 17 episode of WWE SmackDown, Carmelo Hayes faced Randy Orton in a King of the Ring quarterfinal match. Orton ultimately scored the win with an RKO in mid-air. The match marked Hayes' second time competing in the main event since he joined SmackDown, as he previously faced Cody Rhodes on the April 26 episode.

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In a WWE SmackDown Exclusive, Carmelo Hayes commented on his loss.

“You want to talk about if I lost. You know what? The way I look at it, I didn’t lose. I just didn’t win. Look, Randy Orton, 14-time world champ, all the accolades in the world, but I stood toe to toe with him. I almost beat Randy Orton, just like I almost beat Cody Rhodes. You want to talk about facts, you want to talk about stats, this is my second main event here on SmackDown. So that’s a win in itself. On top of that, my signing bonus hits tomorrow, so I’m already thinking about all the things that I’m gonna buy. Maybe I’m gonna buy a new chain, maybe I’m gonna buy a new car, maybe I’m gonna buy a new house. Maybe I’m gonna buy my girl some jewelry, some purses, all those type of things. At the end of the day, the day’s gotta end," Hayes said.

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