WWE Star Says He Had ‘No Idea’ About Plans For Real-Life Partner’s Title Win

WWE Star Says He Had ‘No Idea’ About Plans For Real-Life Partner’s Title Win WWE

SmackDown star Carmelo Hayes has commented on his real-life partner’s WWE championship win, noting that he had no idea this was the plan.

The first ever NXT Women’s North American Champion was crowned at NXT Battleground, with a six-woman ladder match taking place to determine the inaugural titleholder.

Kelani Jordan was ultimately victorious, beating Sol Ruca, Lash Legend, Fallon Henley, Jaida Parker and Michin to the title belt suspended above the ring.

Speaking with Emily Mae for WrestlingNews.co, Jordan’s boyfriend Carmelo Hayes recalled his reaction to watching Jordan win the gold.

Noting that he cried tears of joy, Hayes said:

“I was at home on the couch and I had no idea. I didn’t know so I’m sitting and watching (and) I’m thinking as she’s climbing…I’m thinking someone is gonna rip her off and she grabbed the briefcase and I jumped up.

“I cried. I did cry tears of joy. I’ve done a lot of cool things and I haven’t cried. That made me actually cry because I know how hard that girl works and obviously, I care a ton for that girl. I just know how hard she works and she earned that.”

Carmelo Hayes currently holds the record for longest combined reign with the men’s North American Championship, holding the gold for 272 days across two reigns.

Hayes was called up to the main roster in late-April, when he was selected by SmackDown during the first round of the WWE Draft.

Hayes recently addressed the mixed fan reaction to his call-up, which you can read more about right here.

Transcription via WrestlingNews.co

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