The Bloodline added another title to its collection following Solo Sikoa’s win on NXT 2.0’s first-anniversary episode.
WWE Superstar Solo Sikoa is the new NXT North American Champion following his victory over Carmelo Hayes on the special first-anniversary edition of NXT 2.0.
It all went down at the WWE Performance Center on Tuesday, September 13. In the main event, recent main-roster debutant and Bloodline member Solo Sikoa brought the NXT North American Championship reign of Carmelo Hayes to an end after connecting with a Superfly Splash for the 1-2-3. Sikoa prevailed despite interference from Hayes’ crony Trick Williams, who did all he could to help his buddy out. Trick’s tricks weren’t enough, Sikoa was too dominant.
Sikoa’s appearance in the main event was un-scheduled. Wes Lee won the right to challenge Hayes for the gold in the main event by receiving more fan votes than Von Wagner and Joe Gacy — but it wasn’t Lee’s night. He was ambushed by Carmelo and Trick in the locker room and suffered an injury which meant he was unable to compete. Carmelo’s chicanery backfired, however, as Sikoa took Lee’s place … and left the Performance Center with the title.
Sikoa made his NXT 2.0 debut in October of last year.
The new NXT North American Champion, Solo Sikoa, made his main roster WWE debut at Clash At The Castle in Cardiff, UK on September 3 when he interfered in the main event between his cousin Roman Reigns and the challenger Drew McIntyre, helping Reigns retain the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship in the process.