Watch: Carmelo Hayes is a different man after NXT Great American Bash

During an NXT Exclusive, Carmelo Hayes, the reigning NXT Champion, expressed his thoughts following his victory over Ilja Dragunov.

Hayes said that the encounter had transformed him both as an individual and as a champion, acknowledging that he was no longer the same person in the ring. Hayes further described the contest as one of the most grueling matches he had ever encountered in his career.

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