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Christian Brigham (August 1, 1994) is an American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on the NXT brand under the ring name Carmelo Hayes.

Professional wrestling career

Beyond Wrestling (2015–2020)

On January 23, 2015, Brigham debut in a Six-Man tag team match with Drew Mastone and Kevin Park where they defeated 2Buff, Ace Romero and Xavier Bell. During his career in this promotion he'd win a Pride Of New England Tournament For Tomorrow, where he defeated Kenn Doane, Alec Price and Richard Holliday in a tournament First Round, Semifinal and Final.

World Wrestling Entertainment (2021-present)

NXT North American Champion (2021–present)

On February 12, 2021, Brigham signed a contract with WWE and was assigned to the WWE Performance Center. He would make his in-ring debut on the June 1 episode of NXT under the name Carmelo Hayes where he accepted Kushida's open challenge for the NXT Cruiserweight Championship but was defeated. On the June 22 episode of NXT, Hayes had his second match on NXT, reminiscent of John Cena's SmackDown debut in 2002 against Kurt Angle, confronting and then fighting Adam Cole, in a losing effort.

On July 6, Hayes was announced to be a part of the 2021 NXT Breakout Tournament. On the July 27 episode of NXT, Hayes defeated Josh Briggs in the first round. He then went on to defeat Duke Hudson in the semi-finals on the August 17 episode, before defeating Odyssey Jones on the August 24 episode to win the 2021 NXT Breakout Tournament. On the September 14 episode of NXT, Hayes and a debuting Trick Williams maliciously attacked Duke Hudson before his match, establishing themselves as a heel duo.

On the October 12 episode of NXT 2.0, Hayes successfully cashed in his Breakout Tournament contract on Isaiah "Swerve" Scott to win the NXT North American Championship.

In wrestling

  • Finishers
  • Fedora Frog Splash
  • Suplex lift into a Cutter"
  • Signature moves
  • Entrance Music
  • Nicknames
  • "The Thriller of New England"
  • "King of Drop"
  • "Killanova"
  • Managers and valets
  • Teams and stables

Championships and accomplishments

External links

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Raw

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NXT

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NXT UK

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Stables & Tag Teams

Alpha AcademyDiamond MineGallusImperiumLegado Del FantasmaLos LothariosMoustache MountainRK-BroStreet ProfitsThe BloodlineThe Dirty DawgzThe MysteriosThe New DayThe UsosThe Viking RaidersThe WayToxic Attraction

Commentators & Interviewers

Alyse AshtonByron SaxtonCorey GravesJackie RedmondJimmy SmithKayla BraxtonKevin PatrickMarcelo RodríguezMcKenzie MitchellMichael ColeNigel McGuinnessPat McAfeeSarah SchreiberVic JosephWade Barrett

Ring announcers

Alicia TaylorMike RomeSamantha Irvin

Referees

Chad PattonCharles RobinsonChip DanningDan EnglerDallas IrvinDanilo AnfibioDaphne LashaunnDarryl SharmaDerek SandersEddie OrengoJason AyersJessika CarrJohn ConeOlympe MargauxRich SwiftRod ZapataRyan TranShawn BennettTom ScarboroughWill Charlton

Pre-Show Panel

Booker TDavid OtungaJerry LawlerJohn Bradshaw LayfieldKayla BraxtonPete RosenbergSam Roberts

NXT Trainers

Matthew BloomNorman SmileyRobbie BrooksideSara Del ReyShawn MichaelsTerry Taylor

General Managers

Stephanie McMahon (Raw)Johnny Saint (UK Brand)

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