WWE NXT Results (10/28/20): NXT Halloween Havoc

WWE NXT
October 28, 2020
The Capitol Wrestling Center
Orlando, Florida

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Commentators: Vic Joseph, Wade Barrett, and Beth Phoenix

Transcription by Josh Lopez

First Match: Damian Priest (c) vs. Johnny Gargano In A Devil’s Playground Match For The WWE NXT North American Championship 

Priest rocks Gargano with a forearm smash. Priest with a flurry of strikes in the corner. Priest with the irish whip. Gargano kicks Priest in the face. Priest denies The Tornado DDT. Priest with The Bell Clap. Priest drops Gargano with The FlatLiner. Priest with Two Leaping Back Elbow Smashes. Priest lands The Stinger Splash. Gargano decks Priest with a back elbow smash. Priest with a Spinning Heel Kick for a two count. Priest applies a wrist lock. Priest rocks Gargano with a forearm smash. Priest with a SlingShot Forearm Smash. Gargano regroups on the outside. Gargano dropkicks Priest off the ring apron. Priest denies The SlingShot Spear. Priest goes for The Draping Reckoning, but Gargano blocks it. Gargano slams the left leg of Priest on the apron. Gargano is throwing haymakers at Priest. Gargano shoves Priest into the steel ring steps. Gargano is trying to hit Priest with a kendo stick. Priest pulls out a baton. Gargano with a forearm smash. Gargano with clubbing blows to Priest’s back. Priest repeatedly drives Gargano back first into the plexiglass.

Priest launches Gargano over the ring steps. Priest with a forearm smash. Priest hits Gargano with the ring step. Priest with a straight right hand. Priest uppercuts Gargano. Priest throws Gargano into the inflatable pumpkin. Priest repeatedly kicks Gargano in the back. Priest with the lateral press for a two count. Priest HeadButts Gargano. Priest with heavy bodyshots. Priest punches Gargano in the back. Priest goes for The PowerSlam, but Gargano lands back on his feet. Gargano shoves Priest off the ramp way. Gargano kicks Priest in the chest. Gargano with a RoundHouse Kick. Gargano jams Priest face against the ramp way. Gargano with forearm shivers across the back of Priest. Gargano with a Flying Cannonball Strike off the stage. Gargano repeatedly whips Priest with the kendo stick. Priest uses the baton to block The Apron Enzuigiri. Priest hits The South Of Heaven for a two count. Priest with a forearm smash. Gargano fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Gargano dodges The Spinning RoundHouse Kick. Gargano with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Priest catches Gargano in mid-air.

Priest goes for The South Of Heaven, but Gargano counters with The FlatLiner into the plexiglass. Gargano with The Slice Bread on the ring steps for a two count. Gargano goes for The Tornado DDT, but Priest counters with The Broken Arrow across the announce table. Priest brings Gargano to The Devil’s Playground Area. Gargano with forearm shivers. Gargano with clubbing blows to Priest’s back. Gargano gets spooked by a fake doll in a casket. Priest with combo strikes. Priest and Gargano are brawling in the backstage area. Gargano attacks Priest with a trash can. Gargano rolls a wagon of toys into Priest. Gargano hooks the outside leg for a two count. Gargano continues to whip Priest with the trash can.

Gargano applies The Crow Bar Assisted Gargano Escape. Priest throws Gargano into the steel fence. Priest tees off on Gargano. Priest kicks Gargano into a Wall. All hell is breaking loose in The Capitol Wrestling Center. Priest launches a trash can into Gargano’s face. Gargano crawls towards the Spin The Wheel Podium. Gargano SuperKicks Priest. Gargano delivers multiple trash can shots. Gargano yells at the wheel. Gargano mocks Priest. Priest with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Priest drops Gargano with The Cyclone Kick. Priest gets Gargano in position for The Reckoning. Someone wearing a Scream Outfit attack Priest from behind with a kendo stick. Gargano connects with The Tornado DDT. Gargano clocks Priest with a tombstone. Gargano sends Priest crashing through a haunted house. Gargano hooks the outside leg to pickup the victory.

Winner: New WWE NXT North American Champion, Johnny Gargano via Pinfall 

Pat McAfee, Oney Lorcan, Danny Burch, Pete Dunne, and Kyle O’Reilly Segment 

Pat McAfee: Well, well, well, Happy Halloween Havoc. Everybody is saying that Halloween Havoc is probably the second best night that this brand has had in the last couple of months, number one obviously being NXT TakeOver XXX. At NXT TakeOver XXX, I had, and this is not normal, the entire world agree on it, the greatest debut in the history of this business, bar none. People don’t agree on anything, even the idiots of the Internet Wrestling Community, and these stooges that are here tonight can agree on that. You suck. There’s a couple clown masks in the crowd tonight, which is their everyday attire, a bunch of losers and stooges in the Internet Wrestling Community, including here tonight. After NXT TakeOver XXX, when I put on a show that stole the show, in my first time in the ropes, Adam Cole didn’t come over and say congratulations. He didn’t come over and say, I appreciate what you just did to me in here, giving me all that I could handle in this match.

No, no, no, that scumbag Adam Cole stood in the ring and flexed on top of me. I walked out of the ring that night, I was sore, I was tired, okay, probably should’ve lost a couple more pounds, made a couple of rookie mistakes. But on my private plane  back home to Indianapolis, all I could think about, was how big of a bum Adam Cole was. And I couldn’t come back down here and handle him, myself, I couldn’t do it. I had brand a new Sirius XM Show debuting, how you doing, keep it moving. I had a YouTube page cracking a million subscribers, only talking about sports into a microphone, not doing anything ridiculous, how you doing, keep it moving. I had College Game Day. I had the biggest show on the internet every single day. I could not be down here to handle Adam Cole. So what did I do? I made a call to a man, who’s a more handsome, stronger, younger version of myself in Ridge Holland. I said, Ridge, how are you doing, pal, I don’t think they’re using you right, you want to make some money? He said, I don’t need money, I just need a car. I said what type car do you want, pal? I thought it would be a big one because he’s a big son of a bitch. He said I wanted a Mercedes. I said, you got it, this is what you got to do.

He shows up at NXT TakeOver 31, dumps Adam Cole’s lifeless stupid body over the barricade and walks off. The internet, who did this, how this happen? I was just sitting at home with my big ole brain, watching the entire thing unfold. And then on Wednesday, I watched the guy that I gave a Mercedes to, to raise hell on The Undisputed Era, fractured his leg in 700 pieces. It was an expensive mistake. And my T’s and P’s are with Ridge Holland. But I had to have a deep thought with myself. Is this thing over? Have I gone too far? Did Ridge Holland deserve to be put in this position? And I said, let’s not give up, just yet. I reached out to the guy, that took out my guy, and asked him if he wanted to be my guy with his guy? They turned me down. They said, we could not be bought. I said, that’s respectful, very noble individuals here. They lose to The Undisputed Era. They come back to me and they say, hey, let’s talk about money deal that you would like to make. I said, hey boys, the timing is right. What did you guys think? Give them a microphone. They should have a microphone already The disrespect in this place has been outrageous.

Kyle O’Reilly and Pete Dunne walks into the ring with two steel chairs. O’Reilly tells McAfee’s Crew to bring it. Dunne blasts O’Reilly with the chair. Dunne with a RoundHouse Kick. Burch and Lorcan gangs up on O’Reilly. Burch transitions into a ground and pound attack. Dunne repeatedly stomps on O’Reilly’s face. Dunne stomps on the left elbow of O’Reilly. Burch and Lorcan connects with The Assisted DDT on the chair.

Pat McAfee: I’m smarter than you and your friends. We’re the new kings of this brand. And that cauliflower, Kyle O’Reilly, is Undisputed.

Second Match: Santos Escobar w/Legado Del Fantasma vs. Jake Atlas 

Escobar starts things off with a single leg dropkick. Escobar repeatedly stomps on Atlas chest. Escobar with clubbing blows to Atlas back. Escobar with a knife edge chop. Escobar kicks Atlas in the gut. Escobar with the irish whip. Escobar drives his knee into the midsection of Atlas. Escobar talks smack to Atlas. Escobar shoves Atlas. Escobar with a ShotGun Meteora. Escobar applies a wrist lock. Escobar kicks the left shoulder of Atlas. Escobar slaps Atlas in the face. Escobar tells Atlas to quit. Atlas with a palm strike. Atlas is throwing haymakers at Escobar. Atlas is mauling Escobar in the corner.

Short-Arm Reversal by Escobar. Atlas ducks a clothesline from Escobar. Atlas decks Escobar with a back elbow smash. Atlas with the irish whip. Atlas with a Back Body Drop. Atlas dumps Escobar chest first on the canvas. Atlas applies a waist lock. Escobar with a back elbow smash. Atlas uppercuts Escobar. Atlas with a Release German Suplex. Atlas follows that with The Rolling Elbow for a two count. Atlas connects with The Cartwheel DDT for a two count. Joaquin Wilde puts Escobar’s foot on the bottom rope. Atlas lands The SomerSault Plancha. Atlas with a straight right hand. Raul Mendoza HeadButts Escobar. Escobar plants Atlas with The Legado to pickup the victory.

Winner: Santos Escobar via Pinfall 

The Haunted House Of Terror Part 1 

Third Match: Rhea Ripley vs. Raquel Gonzalez 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Gonzalez with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Gonzalez sends Ripley to the corner. Ripley side steps Gonzalez into the turnbuckles. Ripley with heavy bodyshots. Ripley with two haymakers. Gonzalez denies the irish whip. Gonzalez catches Ripley in mid-air. Gonzalez goes for The PowerSlam, but Ripley lands back on her feet. Ripley kicks Gonzalez in the gut. Ripley applies a front face lock. Gonzalez drives Ripley back first into the turnbuckles. Gonzalez with clubbing shoulder blocks. Gonzalez punches Ripley in the back. Ripley is fighting from underneath. Gonzalez shoves Ripley to the corner. Gonzalez blocks a boot from Ripley. Ripley kicks Gonzalez in the chest. Gonzalez blocks a lariat from Ripley. Ripley stomps on the left foot of Gonzalez. Ripley HeadButts Gonzalez. Gonzalez dodges The RoundHouse Kick. Gonzalez with a forearm shot across the back of Ripley. Quick shoving contest. Palm Strike Exchange. Rockers Punches. Ripley kicks the left hamstring of Gonzalez. Gonzalez pulls Ripley down to the mat. Gonzalez with an elbow drop. Gonzalez repeatedly stomps on Ripley’s chest. Gonzalez goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Ripley lands back on her feet. Ripley with two short-arm clotheslines.

Misfired Samoan Drops. Gonzalez whips Ripley across the ring. Ripley ducks a clothesline from Gonzalez. Ripley dropkicks Gonzalez to the floor. Ripley with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Ripley goes for a Flying Cannonball Strike, but Gonzalez counters with The PowerBomb into the plexiglass. Gonzalez rolls Ripley back into the ring. Gonzalez hooks the outside leg for a two count. Gonzalez with the irish whip. Gonzalez continues to stomp on Ripley’s chest. Gonzalez is choking Ripley with her boot. Gonzalez punches Ripley in the back. Ripley with desperation bodyshots. Gonzalez drops Ripley with The Big Boot for a two count. Gonzalez repeatedly drives her knee into Ripley’s back. Gonzalez ties Ripley’s arms together. Second Palm Strike Exchange. Gonzalez punches Ripley in the back. Gonzalez PowerSlams Ripley for a two count. Gonzalez applies The Gory Special. Ripley rolls Gonzalez over for a two count. Ripley ducks a clothesline from Gonzalez. Gonzalez clotheslines the back of Ripley’s neck for a two count. Gonzalez whips Ripley into the turnbuckles. Gonzalez levels Ripley with a Body Avalanche. Ripley with two back elbow smashes. Gonzalez clotheslines Ripley for a two count.

Gonzalez goes for a PowerBomb, but Ripley counters with The Back Body Drop. Ripley with two chops. Ripley with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Ripley ducks a clothesline from Gonzalez. Ripley with a single leg takedown. Ripley with a basement dropkick for a two count. Ripley with Two Seated Senton’s across the back of Gonzalez. Ripley repeatedly stomps on Gonzalez chest. Ripley applies The Prism Trap. Gonzalez sends Ripley face first into the middle rope. Gonzalez kicks Ripley in the face. Gonzalez hits The Spinning PowerSlam for a two count. Gonzalez with forearm shivers. Gonzalez puts Ripley on the top turnbuckle. Gonzalez with clubbing blows to Ripley’s back. Gonzalez goes for The SuperPlex, but Ripley blocks it. Ripley HeadButts Gonzalez. Gonzalez negates The Avalanche RipTide. Third Palm Strike Exchange. Ripley kicks Gonzalez in the chest. Gonzalez with an Avalanche OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex for a two count. Gonzalez goes for The One Arm PowerBomb, but Ripley counters with The HeadScissors TakeOver into the middle turnbuckle pad. Ripley with a RoundHouse Kick. Ripley connects with The RipTide to pickup the victory.

Winner: Rhea Ripley via Pinfall 

The Haunted House Of Terror Part 2 

Tommaso Ciampa Promo 

Week after week, I look around this place, and one thing has become abundantly clear. I don’t recognize NXT anymore. Sure, the letters are the same, the colors, they remain black and gold. And the talent, still some of the most talented professional wrestlers in the world today. But the attitude, the culture, everybody’s walking around like they’re owed something. Asking for opportunity. Out with the old in with the new. It’s my turn. This ain’t monopoly. We ain’t taking turns. You’re hungry? You eat. I’m hungrier. I eat. Everybody wants to blame somebody else for what they don’t have.

Different locations, different voices, same message. Brass ring, glass ceiling, they’re holding down my talents. I’m great. This tweet, this tweet is gonna give me a lot of buzz. I’ve heard it all before. And I know this much. I was never handed anything. Never asked for an opportunity. No, no, I was simply undeniable. The greatest sports entertainer of all time and for a very, very long time, Tommaso Ciampa was NXT. Fate took that away from me, and it’s about damn time I take it back. Velveteen Dream, this all begins with you. A 25 year old prodigy, oozing it factor, who can’t seem to get out of his own damn way. How’s that old saying go? You hit me with a cast once, shame on you. You hit me with a cast twice, you’re a dead man.

Fourth Match: Io Shirai (c) vs. Candice LeRae In A Tables, Ladders, and Scares Match For The WWE NXT Women’s Championship 

Shirai ducks a clothesline from LeRae. Shirai with The FlapJack. Shirai lands The Suicide Dive. LeRae sweeps out the legs of Shirai. LeRae whips Shirai into the ringside barricade. LeRae pulls out a table from under the ring. LeRae spills multiple fake bloody arms on the floor. Shirai uses the middle bloody arms as a weapon. LeRae drop toe holds Shirai into the ladder. LeRae slams the ladder on the left shoulder of Shirai. LeRae with clubbing blows to Shirai’s back. Shirai sends LeRae face first into the steel ring post. LeRae delivers a gut punch. Shirai launches LeRae over the announce table. Shirai goes for a Vertical Suplex, but LeRae blocks it. LeRae hits Shirai with a lap top. LeRae sets up a ladder bridge. Shirai chucks a steel chair into LeRae’s face. Shirai kicks LeRae in the chest. Shirai with clubbing blows to LeRae’s back. Shirai with a Running Meteora into the steel ring steps.

Shirai rolls multiple chairs into the ring. Shirai drives the chair into the midsection of LeRae. Shirai with a Snap Vertical Suplex on the floor. Shirai sets up a table. LeRae attacks Shirai from behind. Both ladies take a trip to the ring steps. Shirai pulls out another table from under the ring. LeRae is throwing haymakers at Shirai. Shirai dumps LeRae face first on the ring steps. Shirai delivers The Missile Dropkick. Shirai hits The Air Raid Crash. LeRae with a Baseball Slide Dropkick. Forearm Exchange. Shirai sets up a ladder in the center of the ring. LeRae with two haymakers. LeRae with a FaceBuster. LeRae scales the ladder. Shirai runs interference. Shirai with an open palm strike. Shirai stomps on LeRae’s back. Shirai with The Double UnderHook BackBreaker.

Shirai goes for The MoonSault, but LeRae ducks out of the way. LeRae delivers multiple chair shots. LeRae punches Shirai in the back. Shirai with a Vertical Suplex on the chair. LeRae stops Shirai in her tracks. LeRae slaps Shirai in the face. Shirai is pissed. LeRae avoids The ShotGun Meteora. A ladder falls on top of Shirai. LeRae with a shoulder block. LeRae is favoring her left hand. Shirai with a Leaping Shotei. Shirai sets up a chair contraption. LeRae with clubbing blows to Shirai’s back. Shirai wraps a chair around the left ankle of LeRae. Shirai with The Dragon Screw Leg Whip. LeRae dodges The Tiger Feint Kick. LeRae clocks Shirai with the chair. LeRae connects with The Swinging NeckBreaker through two tables on the floor. The Scream Cosplayer rolls LeRae back into the ring. Shotzi Blackheart wipes out The Cosplayer. LeRae is finger tips away from the championship. LeRae rakes the eyes of Shirai. Shirai sends LeRae crashing through the ladder bridge. Shirai grabs the NXT Women’s Championship to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still WWE NXT Women’s Champion, Io Shirai via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez