Halloween Havoc is an event that was established back with WCW from 1989 until 2000. WWE took over the PPV event and it is now a NXT brand. The event did not disappoint as the NXT superstars proved once again that they are an elite of their own. Here are the results and reaction:
Johnny Gargano defeated Damian Priest
Gargano is the first two-time North American Champion. With assistance, he was able to surpass Priest. Gargano smashed a tombstone to knockout Priest. But, who was the person in the costume, "I know what you did last summer?" It was more than likely his wife Candace LeRae.
Gargano's victory means that he remains in NXT along with Tommaso Ciampa, who had a promo about the NXT roster. In such, I expect Priest and Gargano to continue their feud.
Pat McAfee is the next best thing for NXT
McAfee reminds me of Ric Flair in a sense. This guy is very talented and knows how to connect with the audience. His style is unpredictable as he acquired Pete Dunne as his ally along with the NXT tag team champions, Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch. I wonder how long McAfee will last in NXT with other commitments he has with ESPN, College Football, and other programs.
Santos Escobar defeated Jake Atlas
The Legado del Fantasma is getting dry each time they make an appearance. There needs to be a new spark to have them be a legitimate faction. I do not know if there is anyone in the current roster to do so.
Dexter Lumis defeated Cameron Grimes
The haunted house thriller was pretty amazing. The way it started from the house to the ring was epic. Overall, Grimes has great potential to exceed in the acting business should he pursue another career after wrestling.
Rhea Ripley defeated Raquel Gonzalez
Ripley's victory should have her be in front of the line and get a title shot against Io Shirai. However, there may be additional obstacles for Ripley as Ember Moon and Toni Storm are chasing the same thing.
Io Shirai defeated Candice LeRae
Shirai grabbed the hanging NXT title to retain the championship. It looked like LeRae was going to win the title with the help of Gargano. However, Shotzi Blackheart made things right by stopping the same costume that appeared in Gargano's match.
Next week matches:
Ember Moon vs Dakota Kai
Tommaso Ciampa vs. The Velveteen Dream