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Former NXT North American Champion Will Soon Make Their Main Roster Debut

NXT logo over Cameron Grimes and Duke Hudson

A former NXT North American Champion is expected to join the main WWE roster, reportedly due to make the move upon the conclusion of their current storyline.

Joining WWE in early 2019, Cameron Grimes – who first rose to fame on the independent circuit as Trevor Lee – has grown to become a popular fixture within the supposed developmental brand. The former ‘Richest Man in NXT’ is a one-time holder of the NXT North American and Million Dollar Championships, obtaining the latter in a feud vs. LA Knight that involved the legendary Ted DiBiase.

Moving forward, though, it appears that Cameron Grimes will be joining the ranks of either Monday Night Raw or Friday Night SmackDown. Dave Meltzer writes in this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Grimes was originally due to be moved “right now”. It’s said that his current program vs. Joe Gacy would conclude before he was moved.

Grimes has previous main roster experience, having appeared on a recent Raw broadcast to enlist the services of Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows in a six-man tag team bout vs. The Schism. Outside of this, he appeared on the October 20 Main Event episode, besting former WWE Cruiserweight Champion Akira Tozawa.

The former ‘Carolina Caveman’ last competed on the November 8 NXT broadcast. Felled by Joe Gacy, the ongoing storyline is centred around Gacy proclaiming to be a father figure for Cameron Grimes, who lost his real father in July 2018.