WWE Star Doesn’t Feel Like He Lost After King Of The Ring Defeat

WWE Star Doesn’t Feel Like He Lost After King Of The Ring Defeat WWE

WWE star Carmelo Hayes has explained why he doesn’t feel like he lost, after being eliminated from the King of the Ring tournament.

While Hayes has now lost two of his three matches since joining the main roster, he’s found himself up against some of WWE’s top names during his first month as a SmackDown star.

After losing to Undisputed WWE Champion Cody Rhodes on the April 26 Draft special episode of SmackDown, he scored his first win since his main roster debut on the May 10 show, defeating Baron Corbin in the first round of the King of the Ring tournament.

Hayes’ time in the tournament was short lived, with Randy Orton defeating him in a King of the Ring quarter final bout this week’s (May 17) SmackDown episode.

During a WWE Digital Exclusive interview, Hayes noted that he doesn’t feel like he lost, because he wrestled a competitive match against the Viper.

He explained:

“You want to talk about if I lost. You know what? The way I look at it, I didn’t lose. I just didn’t win. Look, Randy Orton, 14-time world champ, all the accolades in the world, but I stood toe to toe with him.

“I almost beat Randy Orton, just like I almost beat Cody Rhodes. You want to talk about facts, you want to talk about stats, this is my second main event here on SmackDown. So that’s a win in itself. On top of that, my signing bonus hits tomorrow, so I’m already thinking about all the things that I’m gonna buy.

“Maybe I’m gonna buy a new chain, maybe I’m gonna buy a new car, maybe I’m gonna buy a new house. Maybe I’m gonna buy my girl some jewelry, some purses, all those type of things. At the end of the day, the day’s gotta end.”

Another star who was kicked out of the tournament on SmackDown was LA Knight, who was pinned by Tama Tonga in the brand’s other quarter final match.

Knight has now shared a message for the Bloodline, which you can read more about right here.

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