Carmelo Hayes either wants justice or thinks justice has been dished out for his friend, Trick Williams.
The 17th of October edition of NXT television set up the next two weeks of Halloween Havoc with several title matches confirmed on the show.
The night’s main event saw Carmelo Hayes, Dijak, and Baron Corbin face off for the right to challenge Ilja Dragunov for the NXT Championship on the 31st of October but things could have been very different.
The match was made a four-way earlier in the night with Trick Williams added to the bout somewhat to Carmelo Hayes’ annoyance. Although the two friends teamed up to chase off Corbin and Dijak early in the night, there was palpable tension between Williams and Hayes backstage later on with both men now chasing the same gold.
However, Williams never made it to the main event as he was attacked backstage by an unknown assailant. Carmelo Hayes was very quick to the scene as referees tended to Williams as he demanded to know who had attacked him.
Carmelo Hayes has his say on Trick Williams attack
Taking to social media, Carmelo Hayes broke his silence over the attack with a message that could be interpreted in two ways as he wrote:
“JUSTICE FOR TRICK WILLY”
JUSTICE FOR TRICK WILLY https://t.co/Zs1Rc6HxuK
— Carmelo Hayes (@Carmelo_WWE) October 18, 2023
The triple threat match went ahead without Williams who was noted to have been taken to hospital. In the end, Hayes pulled out the victory giving him the chance to re-capture the NXT Championship against Ilja Dragunov.