10/28 WWE NXT Halloween Havoc Preview: Spin The Wheel, Make The Deal
WWE has shared the following Quick Hits for tonight’s episode of NXT on WWE.com:
- Damian Priest to defend NXT North American Title against Johnny Gargano under Spin the Wheel, Make the Deal rules
- Io Shirai and Candice LeRae to Spin the Wheel, Make the Deal for the NXT Women’s Championship
- Rhea Ripley looks to settle the score with Raquel González at NXT Halloween Havoc
- Dexter Lumis to face Cameron Grimes in Haunted House of Terror Match at NXT Halloween Havoc
- Santos Escobar to face off with Jake Atlas in non-title bout
WWE’s full preview can be found HERE; we have included excerpts below:
Damian Priest to defend NXT North American Title against Johnny Gargano under Spin the Wheel, Make the Deal rules
Johnny Gargano has another opportunity to dethrone Damian Priest as NXT North American Champion, but he’ll have to do so under a stipulation determined by Spin the Wheel, Make the Deal at NXT Halloween Havoc.
The malevolent Johnny Wrestling has had his sights set on Priest’s title for weeks, but he came up short in a highly competitive affair earlier this month at NXT TakeOver 31.
— Johnny Gargano (@JohnnyGargano) October 28, 2020
That hasn’t deterred Gargano from continuing to target The Archer of Infamy, however. He most recently attacked Priest following Priest’s successful title defense against Cameron Grimes, though he was left incredulous upon learning the rules for his rematch with Priest would be determined by the Wheel.
Gargano and Priest could face any of several bizarre stipulations, many of which they’ve never competed under.
Where will the Wheel land, and will the stipulation lead to Priest’s reign continuing or Gargano’s second North American Championship?
Io Shirai and Candice LeRae to Spin the Wheel, Make the Deal for the NXT Women’s Championship
Io Shirai has fought off all comers in one of the most impressive NXT Women’s Championship reigns ever. Her latest challenge figures to be the most unpredictable, however.
The Genius of the Sky will put her title on the line against Candice LeRae at NXT Halloween Havoc under rules determined by Spin the Wheel, Make the Deal.
Besting both Rhea Ripley and Charlotte Flair to win the title, Shirai has added to her impressive list of slayed foes as champion. She has knocked off Tegan Nox, Dakota Kai and most recently LeRae at NXT TakeOver 31.
— 紫雷イオ、Io Shirai (@shirai_io) October 28, 2020
The Poison Pixie earned another opportunity, albeit in controversial fashion, with a win over Shotzi Blackheart to once again become the No. 1 Contender. But much to her chagrin, the bout will not be contested under regular rules and instead be determined by the Wheel.
Will the unique circumstances only prove to be the latest hurdle cleared by Shirai? Or will they potentially favor the crafty veteran LeRae in her bid to finally become NXT Women’s Champion?
Dexter Lumis to face Cameron Grimes in Haunted House of Terror Match at NXT Halloween Havoc
Cameron Grimes has been a costly thorn in the side of Dexter Lumis, but The Technical Savage may soon pay a much graver price.
Grimes will clash with Lumis in a Haunted House of Terror Match at NXT Halloween Havoc.
The Technical Savage’s issue with Lumis stems back to last month when Grimes bumped into NXT’s Tortured Artist backstage, demanding he tell him where to find NXT General Manager William Regal. Lumis didn’t respond, prompting Grimes to call him a “freak.”
— Cameron Grimes (@CGrimesWWE) October 27, 2020
Grimes retaliated for the perceived disrespect, delivering a Cave-In to Lumis after Lumis’ return victory over Austin Theory. Then, Grimes upped the ante, unleashing another Cave-In to cost Lumis his NXT North American Title Match against Damian Priest.
After confidently proclaiming he wasn’t afraid of Lumis, Grimes suddenly changed his tune upon learning the stipulation for this match.
What exactly can we expect to see in a Haunted House of Terror Match, and what tricks and treats might Lumis have in store for the garrulous Grimes?