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Trick Williams Reflects On How Carmelo Hayes Alliance Helped Him Get Over

April 25, 2024 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
NXT Stand & Deliver Trick Williams Carmelo Hayes Image Credit: WWE

Trick Williams was Carmelo Hayes’ hype man before he became a star in his own right in NXT, and he recently talked about how that role helped him. The new NXT Champion spoke on this week’s episode of The Bump about his time with Hayes, and you can see some highlights below:

On what his teaming with Hayes did for him: “Everything, man. That rapport, y’all saw the way the whole arena was jumping. That’s because I have a rapport with that audience. They’ve seen me grow for three years almost, and that all started being alongside Carmelo Hayes. When I first got there, Carmelo was the man. He just won the Breakout Tournament, and it was my job to make Carmelo Hayes look as good as possible. I took my job very seriously.”

On how he approached the role: “By doing that, the harder I went for Carmelo Hayes, the more people got to see me, like, ‘I kind of like this guy.’ It just all worked in my favor. It wasn’t intentional, I was just doing my job, trying to help Carmelo Hayes. Me doing my job so hard really helped me build that rapport with that audience, and here we are today.”

On headlining NXT Stand & Deliver with Hayes: “We made history and we broke records all in the same night. And the thing is, nobody saw this coming. Nobody knew that Trick Williams was going to rise to the occasion. Like, I just had a plan right here. And as great as the moment is, to have that with the man I used to call my brother, I hate to have it end like this but it is what it is. And it’s cool that in the history books when it goes down, they’re gonna say, ‘Hey, who had the biggest attendance ever in an NXT match? They’re gonna say, ‘Trick Williams and Camelo Hayes,’ until the next PLE.”

If you use any of the quotes in this article, please credit WWE’s The Bump with a h/t to 411mania.com for the transcription.