WWE has revealed how the next challenger for Carmelo Hayes' North American Championship will be determined.
A North American title number one contender's match between Cameron Grimes and Tony D'Angelo will take place on NXT next Tuesday. The match was proposed by Hayes after Grimes and D'Angelo each wanted a shot at his title.
After defeating Pete Dunne in a crowbar on a pole match last week, D'Angelo held a memorial service for Dunne on tonight's NXT. D'Angelo said he was now setting his sights on the North American Championship.
Hayes and Trick Williams interrupted D'Angelo and told him to keep Hayes' business out of his mouth. Hayes said that if he didn't, the next memorial service would be for D'Angelo.
Grimes then made his way out and said he was already first in line for a North American title shot. Hayes suggested that Grimes and D'Angelo face each other to determine who gets to challenge him.
Hayes has held the NXT North American Championship since October of last year. At New Year's Evil earlier this month, he defeated Roderick Strong in a match to unify the NXT North American and Cruiserweight titles. The stipulation of that match was that the winner would be recognized as the North American Champion going forward.
Grimes vs. D'Angelo is one of five matches that's been announced for next Tuesday's NXT. It's also been announced that musical artist OllieJayy will appear on the episode for a special musical performance.
Here's the full list of what's been announced for next week's show:
- North American title number one contender's match: Cameron Grimes vs. Tony D'Angelo
- Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic first-round match: MSK (Wes Lee & Nash Carter) vs. Jacket Time (Kushida & Ikemen Jiro)
- Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic first round match: The Grizzled Young Veterans (Zack Gibson & James Drake) vs. Andre Chase & Bodhi Hayward
- Toxic Attraction (Mandy Rose, Gigi Dolin & Jacy Jayne) vs. Kay Lee Ray, Indi Hartwell & Persia Pirotta
- No DQ, falls count anywhere match: Solo Sikoa vs. Boa
- A special musical performance by OllieJayy