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Carmelo Hayes: At The End Of The Day, The Day’s Gotta End

Carmelo Hayes main-evented WWE SmackDown for the second time, and while he came out on the losing side, he’s staying positive.

Carmelo Hayes lost to Randy Orton in a quarterfinal match in the King of the Ring tournament on the May 17 episode of WWE SmackDown. This came after he lost to Undisputed WWE Champion Cody Rhodes on his first night on the blue brand.

Hayes then addressed his defeat in a SmackDown Exclusive.

“You want to talk about if I lost? You know, the way I look at it, I didn’t lose,” Carmelo Hayes said. “I just didn’t win. Look, Randy Orton, 14-time world champ, all the accolades in the world, but I stood toe to toe with him. I almost beat Randy Orton, just like I almost beat Cody Rhodes. You want to talk about facts, you want to talk about stats, this is my second main event here on SmackDown, so that’s a win in itself.

“On top of that, my signing bonus hits tomorrow, so I’m already thinking about all the things that I’m gonna buy. Maybe I’m gonna buy a new chain, maybe I’m gonna buy a new car, maybe I’m gonna buy a new house. Maybe I’m gonna buy my girl some jewelry, some purses, all those type of things, okay, because at the end of the day, the day’s gotta end.”

The video can be seen here:

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