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Carmelo Hayes Fires Back at Bobby Lashley’s Backstage Warning on WWE SmackDow

One Big Thing

Carmelo Hayes, recently called up to the main roster in the 2024 WWE Draft, has found himself in the crosshairs of Bobby Lashley. The two had a tense backstage encounter on the May 4 episode of WWE SmackDown, with Lashley warning Hayes to “be careful who you respect around here.”

Key Points

  • Hayes faces Baron Corbin in the first round of the King of the Ring Tournament.
  • Lashley faces Tama Tonga, who made his WWE debut on the April 12 episode of SmackDown.
  • Hayes took to Twitter to fire back at Lashley, tweeting: “I thought a SECOND Round Draft Pick said sum….I can see why he’s hating #SmackDown #FRDP”
  • This isn’t the first time Hayes has sent a pointed message towards the former WWE Champion.

Why It Matters

The tension between Hayes and Lashley could lead to a potential clash in the King of the Ring Tournament, adding an extra layer of intrigue to the competition. As a newcomer to the main roster, Hayes is looking to make a name for himself, and a rivalry with a seasoned veteran like Lashley could be the perfect opportunity to do so.

Solo Sikoa and Tama Tonga Victorious at WWE Backlash

In other news, Solo Sikoa teamed up with Tama Tonga at WWE Backlash, where The Bloodline emerged victorious over Kevin Owens and Randy Orton.

What do you think about the brewing rivalry between Carmelo Hayes and Bobby Lashley? Do you see Hayes making a big impact in the King of the Ring Tournament? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!

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