WWE SmackDown: Surprise main roster star wins title in impromptu NXT title match

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Solo Sikoa, just over a week after his call-up to WWE’s main roster, is now the NXT North American Champion.

At Clash at the Castle on September 3, Solo Sikoa, who is the real-life brother of The Usos, helped his cousin Roman Reigns retain his Undisputed WWE Universal Championship against Drew McIntyre.

Solo officially joined The Bloodline six days later on SmackDown, so many fans speculated that the 39-year-old was now done with NXT.

What’s going on with Solo Sikoa right now?

Well, it doesn’t seem like Solo is finishing up with NXT anytime soon, as he beat Carmelo Hayes on last night’s show to become the North American Champion.

In what was an impromptu match, fans earned the right to choose Carmelo’s opponent for the show, and the audience opted to go for Wes Lee.

However, the former NXT Tag Team Champion was attacked backstage by Hayes and Trick Williams, which allowed Solo to make his return to NXT.

Solo hit Hayes with a wicked splash to secure the win in the title match, winning gold for the first time since signing with WWE in August 2021.

You can check out the footage of Solo’s emphatic win over Carmelo Hayes, another of WWE’s brightest stars, below…

Video: Solo Sikoa beats Carmelo Hayes to become NXT North American Champion

What does this mean for The Bloodline?

Solo’s win over Carmelo now means that, other than Sami Zayn, every member of The Bloodline now holds a championship within WWE.

In fact, some speculated that Solo was only given the North American Championship last night to help elevate The Bloodline even further, with the newest member winning gold just nine days after joining.

Solo is not expected to be back with NXT full-time, and while there have been no concrete reports on the matter, it’s likely that he’s going to be appearing on both SmackDown and NXT moving forwards.

Solo Sikoa is now officially part of WWE's main roster
Solo Sikoa is now officially part of WWE’s main roster

It’s a huge show of faith from WWE and Head of Creative Triple H that Solo is being trusted with working as one of NXT’s top stars, all while also being involved with WWE’s top star, Roman Reigns.

There has been more crossover between NXT and the main roster since Vince McMahon’s retirement and Triple H’s return, with Solo’s title win being just the latest example of that.

Of course, as more becomes available about Solo’s big title win and his status on the main roster and in NXT, GiveMeSport will keep you updated.

You can watch WWE NXT live every week here in the UK on BT Sport and over in the US on the USA Network.

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