As seen during the January 26th 2024 edition of WWE Smackdown, Trick Williams made his first appearance on the show when he saved Carmelo Hayes from an attack by Austin Theory and Grayson Waller. In regards to Williams’ status with WWE, Nick Hausman of HausOfWrestling.com noted the following…
“Haus of Wrestling has learned from a tenured WWE source that the WWE SmackDown creative team was blown away by the reaction Williams got. The belief among some influential people in the company now is that Williams has ‘future WrestleMania main eventer potential.’
A top WWE star that we spoke to about Williams complimented the NXT star’s ‘great attitude and skill set that he’s cultivating.’ They added that they foresee ‘nothing but positives for him.'”
Williams is set to challenge Ilja Dragunov for the NXT title this Saturday at the 2024 NXT Vengeance Day PLE. Williams is pulling double duty as he will also be teaming up with Hayes against Baron Corbin and Bron Breakker in the Dusty Rhodes tag team tournament final.