New champion crowned on NXT 2.0

BY ZACK HEYDORN, PWTORCH ASSISTANT EDITOR

PHOTO CREDIT: WWE NXT

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Carmelo Hayes defeated Isaiah “Swerve” Scott to become the new NXT North American Champion. On this week’s episode of NXT, Hayes cashed in his championship opportunity contract after Scott defeated Santos Escobar in the main event. He earned the contract by winning the NXT Breakout Tournament earlier this year.

Scott won the championship from Bronson Reed on Jun 29. This is the first title win for Hayes since debuting on NXT.


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