Matrick Belton is a 29-year-old professional wrestler and football player from Columbia, South Carolina. Belton is currently signed with WWE and performs on NXT under the ring name, Trick Williams. He is the current NXT Champion in his first reign.

Before signing with WWE, Matrick Belton played football at the university level, competing for Hampton University and the University of South Carolina. He attended the NFL camp of the Philadelphia Eagles in 2018 but was not signed by the team.

Matrick Belton Signs with WWE

Belton trained at the Combat Zone Wrestling Academy in New Jersey. He signed with WWE in February 2021 and made his in-ring debut alongside Carmelo Hayes in a four way elimination match for the NXT Tag Team Titles. Hayes and Williams were not successful. On the November 2nd episode of NXT, Trick Williams and Carmelo Hayes defeated Dexter Lumis and Tommaso Ciampa.

Williams made his singles debut on the December 21st episode of NXT 2.0 losing to Dexter Lumis. From February to September 2022, he wrestled in both singles and tag matches with Carmelo Hayes. Williams also racked up wins against Ikemen Jiro, Guru Raaj, Javier Bernal, Wes Lee, Dante Chen and Myles Born.

At the NXT’s Worlds Collide 2022 pay-per-view event, Trick Williams accompanied his tag team partner/friend Carmelo Hayes to ringside for his match against Ricochet. Hayes was defending his NXT North American Championship. Hayes managed to retain the title thanks to Williams interfering multiple times during the match. Two days later, Ricochet got his revenge against Trick Williams and beat him on the September 6th episode of NXT 2.0.

Trick Williams Wins NXT North American Title

At the NXT No Mercy pay-per-view event on September 30th 2023, Trick Williams defeated Dominik Mysterio to become the NXT North American champion. On the October 3rd episode of NXT, Williams lost the title back to Mysterio after interference from Mysterio’s Judgment Day stablemates. This ended his reign at three days and marking it the shortest reign in the title’s history. Williams made his Main Event debut on the October 16 taping in a losing effort against Chad Gable.

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Career Championships & Accomplishments

  • World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
    • NXT North American Championship (1 time)
    • NXT Championship (1 time, current)