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NXT Halloween Havoc Results
In the midst of spooky season, WWE did us a solid and brought back Halloween Havoc. On the card was Spin the Wheel, Make a Deal matches for two different titles and a Haunted House of Terrors match. What went down on the spookiest night of the year for NXT? Here are the full results:
- Johnny Gargano def. Damian Priest (c) in a Devil’s Playground match to win the NXT North American Championship
- Santos Escobar def. Jake Atlas
- Rhea Ripley def. Raquel Gonzalez
- Dexter Lumis def. Cameron Grimes in a Haunted House of Terrors match
- Io Shirai (c) def. Candice LeRae in a Tables, Ladders & Scares match to retain the NXT Women’s Championship
Pete Dunne returned to NXT! He came in as backup for Kyle O’Reilly as he confronted Pat McAfee, Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch. Turns out he was backup, but not for O’Reilly. Dunne turned on O’Reilly and aligned with McAfee. It looks like the new stable for Pat is here to stay.
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) October 29, 2020
Johnny Gargano has won the North American championship again with assistance from the Grim Reaper. Who was in the Grim Reaper outfit, and why did they help Gargano? A new feud for Priest awaits.
— WWE (@WWE) October 29, 2020
AEW Dynamite Results
This week’s Dynamite was packed full of excitement. There were the two semi finals for the AEW Championship #1 Contenders tournament, an NWA Women’s Championship match, and a Town Hall for the Inner Circle. What went down on Dynamite? Here are the results:
- Hangman Adam Page def. Wardlow in an AEW Championship #1 Contenders Tournament Semi Final match
- Eddie Kingston def. Matt Sydal
- Cody Rhodes (c) def. Orange Cassidy in a Lumberjack match to retain the TNT Championship
- Serena Deeb (c) def. Leyla Hirsch to retain the NWA Women’s Championship
- Shawn Spears def. VSK
- Kenny Omega def. Penta El Zero M in an AEW Championship #1 Contenders Tournament Semi Final match
The Inner Circle town hall set up a new match for Full Gear. MJF and Chris Jericho will square off at Full Gear. If MJF wins, he’s a member of the Inner Circle. Does he want to destroy it from within, or does he think it will advance him to the main event level?
Saturday, Nov 7th at Full Gear LIVE on PPV it's @The_MJF vs. @IAmJericho. If MJF wins, he will become the newest member of the Inner Circle.
Watch #AEWDynamite NOW on @TNTDrama pic.twitter.com/W4eDCquC3x
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) October 29, 2020
Tracy Smothers Passes Away at 58
Veteran professional wrestler Tracy Smothers passed away on Wednesday after a battle with cancer (h/t WrestlingInc). Smothers wrestled in many promotions through the 90’s and 2000’s, including WCW, WWF, and ECW. He had battled lymphoma before in 2019, and was battling cancer for a second time. Our sympathies to his friends, family, and fans.
One for the Road:
We don’t talk about Impact Wrestling a lot here, but we couldn’t ignore this. There was a wedding angle on Tuesday’s show, and it ended with the groom John E. Bravo got SHOT. This is the campy fun that wrestling can be.
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) October 28, 2020