Carmelo Hayes Wants To Bring 'Black And Gold' Style Matches Back To WWE NXT

Carmelo Hayes wants to bring back the glory days of WWE NXT

Now that Carmelo Hayes is NXT Champion, he wants to make sure his reign goes down in the history book by bringing the classic ‘black and gold’ style back to NXT.

Hayes recently joined Corey Graves and Kevin Patrick on After the Bell, revealing his intentions to take NXT back to its in-ring glory days:

"One of the things I noticed, there’s so many studs still left on the roster. So many good guys that, you know, can have that Black and Gold era type style that people always say that they miss and they want. So, I look forward to having those types of matches with the guys. There’s so many — you’ve got Dijak, Dragon Lee, Ilja Dragunov, Tyler Bate, Wes Lee still, you know. I know I’m forgetting names but there’s so many good guys on that roster,” said Hayes. “I just want to have great matches with all of them during this reign and see who’s willing or who can dethrone me at that point. But yeah, I just want to bring back good, solid wrestling to this NXT show — not that there’s not that but there’s a lot of people learning how to get their feet wet and then there’s a lot of guys who are willing to go out and kill it. And I think I’m one of those guys that want to go out and kill it."

The classic ‘black and gold’ era of NXT ran from around 2013 until 2021, and firmly established itself as one of the most must-see brands in all of pro wrestling.

H/T: POST Wrestling

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