During Tuesday night’s episode of “NXT,” Shawn Michaels announced In relation to the “NXT” North American Championship.
Michaels brought in both Carmelo Hayes and Solo Sikova during last Tuesday’s episode of “NXT” to talk about how the North American Title match ended. As mentioned, according to the results of a fan vote, Hayes was to defend the “NXT” North American title against Wes Lee. However, Hayes and Trick Williams attacked Lee backstage. Before the show ended, Sequoia made a surprise return to “NXT” and defeated Hayes to become the new champion.
“I bought you both here because of the way the match ended last week,” Michaels said. “Solo, I admire you for stepping up to the plate, but you participated in a match you weren’t allowed to attend. You weren’t even a candidate for fans to vote for. So that match can’t have results Stand up. We need to hand you the North American Championship. Sorry.”
Michaels also revealed that Hayes will compete in a five-way ladder match for the vacant “NXT” North American title at the upcoming Halloween Havoc event. Before losing the title last week, Hayes was the North American champion since June 4, when he defeated Cameron Crimes at “NXT” in Your House.
Sequoia is currently part of the “SmackDown” roster and is the newest member of The Bloodline Stable. He made his main roster debut on 3 September at the Clash at the Castle event.
Halloween Havoc is set for Saturday, October 22.