Carmelo Hayes will defend his NXT Championship against Wes Lee at NXT 2023 Heatwave event.
During the August 15 episode of NXT, Wes Lee defeated Dijak to become the #1 contender for the NXT Championship. During the match, both Lee and Dijak pushed their limits, but at the end of the match, Eddy Thorpe made an entrance and diverted Dijak’s attention.
Wes Lee took advantage of the opportunity by delivering a flipping back kick and following up with a Spiral Tap to secure the victory.
Later on the show, Lee and Hayes were scheduled to sign a contract for the NXT Heatwave event. During the contract signing, a confrontation was seen where Hayes confidently declared that Lee wouldn’t be able to defeat him at the NXT Heatwave event, and in reply, Lee told of his entire accomplishments in NXT.
WWE NXT Heatwave is scheduled for August 22, 2023, at WWE Performance Center in Orlando, FL. A mixed tag team match is also set, where Rhea Ripley and Dominik Mysterio will face Dragon Lee and Lyra Valkyria.