Carmelo Hayes Talks Recent Appearance On WWE Main Event, Says It Felt Like A Reward

Melo don't miss, especially on Main Event.

In recent months, Main Event has seemingly become a testing ground for stars that currently perform on the NXT brand. For example, on this week's Main Event, Trick Williams faced Cedric Alexander and Katana Chance faced Tamina in singles action.

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Back in October, Carmelo Hayes, who is a top star in NXT, appeared on a episode of Main Event in a match against Cedric Alexander, who he defeated in a eight minute match. In a new exclusive interview with Fightful, Hayes recalled his appearance on the show and noted that it felt like a reward.

"I feel like I didn’t miss a beat. I feel like when I got the call, it was like, ‘Good. Finally.’ It was more, I knew it wasn’t a ‘Hey, we’re bringing you up’ because I have a lot I need to focus on in NXT, but it was like a reward. ‘Hey man, go up here, show off up here, and come back down.’ It was a great experience. It was one of those experiences that, when I came back, I was more motivated. We’re here, we’re in Orlando, we’re doing the same thing every day with training and stuff, they don’t see that part, and then you get to go outside of Orlando and get to wrestle in front of 7,000 people at the Barclays, this is why we’re doing it. All the hard work we’re putting in down here is for this. It was very motivating."

Carmelo Hayes is set to compete in the Men's Iron Survivor Match at NXT Deadline on Saturday, December 10. To see Deadline's full card, click here.

Elsewhere in the interview, Hayes shed some light on the things that Shawn Michaels has to reign him in for. To learn more, click here.

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