Not everyone can say that. There are a lot of different aspects to being a successful wrestler but one of the most important is being able to talk. At some point wrestlers need to find a way to communicate with fans and the best way is often through a microphone. If a wrestler can talk well, it is going to make ufp for a lot of their other problems, and one wrestler’s talking abilities have earned him a special privilege.

NXT North American Champion Carmelo Hayes was a guest on Busted Open Radio where he revealed that he is allowed some creative control in his promos. Hayes is given bullet points, but most of the words and phrases he uses are his own. This is partially as a way to reach a younger demographic, with NXT coach Shawn Michaels saying he trusted Hayes to help reach that group of fans.

Hayes does have quite the talent. Check out what he has done in NXT:

Johnny Gargano and Dexter Lumis crash Carmelo Hayes’ victory party: WWE NXT, Oct. 19, 2021

Carmelo Hayes vs. Odyssey Jones – NXT Breakout Tournament Final: WWE NXT, Aug. 24, 2021

Isaiah “Swerve” Scott vs. Santos Escobar – NXT North American Championship: WWE NXT, Oct. 12, 2021

Opinion: This is something that NXT and WWE have needed to do for a long time now. If they want to open things up to another group of fans, they need to offer something different. Having the same kind of promos written by the same people is not going to grow anything because everyone is too similar. Hayes might not be the big answer to the problem, but trying something out is a good way to start.

What do you think of Hayes? How will his North American Title reign go? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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