WWE said to have ‘high hopes’ for NXT 2.0 team

Prior to the November 12th 2021 edition of WWE Smackdown, NXT 2.0’s Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams competed in a dark match against The Viking Raiders. This was the first time that Hayes (who is the current North American champion) and Williams competed in a main roster dark match.

Jon Alba noted the following regarding the team of Hayes and Williams…

“In talking to some people in WWE last night, there are high hopes for the combo of Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams. The two worked a dark match last night on Smackdown. Very favorable opinions from those I spoke with, several saying they looked like “stars.”

As I’ve said in the past here, Carmelo Hayes has had a lot of support from higher-ups in NXT, especially coming out of the Adam Cole match. I talked about it a couple of weeks ago and stand by it, I think a spring season call-up and push is very possible.”