During the November 8th 2022 edition of WWE NXT, Joe Gacy picked up a win over Cameron Grimes. During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer of F4WOnline.com said that “Cameron Grimes is supposed to go to the main roster. I was told he’s going to finish up with Joe Gacy and then go to the main roster.” (quote courtesy of WrestleTalk.com)
Grimes has been part of the NXT brand since 2019. In 2021, it was reported that Vince McMahon wanted to make changes to the “presentation” of Grimes’ character before calling him up to the main roster. Grimes defeated Akira Tozawa during an October episode of WWE Main Event.