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WWE NXT results, live blog (Oct. 21, 2020): Halloween Havoc go home

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Here's a place to check results and comment along with the newest episode of WWE NXT, airing live in its regular Wednesday night at 8PM Eastern time slot on USA Network.

Check out our Wednesday morning preview post to get caught up on what's been happening, and what we expect this week.

Advertised for tonight, live from the Capitol Wrestling Center: Breezango defend the Tag titles against Undisputed ERA’s Roderick Strong & Bobby Fish, bad blood between Tommaso Ciampa, Velveteen Dream & Kushida leads to a Triple Threat match, and we’ll see what else General Manager William Regal & Halloween Havoc host Shotzi Blackheart have planned for us next week.

Come right back here at 8 p.m. ET when the NXT live blog kicks off once the show starts on USA. It will be below this line here.

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Enjoy the show!


Our first competitor is already in the ring when Vic Joseph greets us...

Kushida vs. Velveteen Dream vs. Tommaso Ciampa

Ciampa attacks Dream on the stage and sends him into the ring where Kushida is waiting. He continues the beatdown on Velveteen. Fast and furious right from the start, and Tommaso gets the best of things. Every time he gets some offense in on Kushida, he turns his focus right back onto Dream, targeting the Purple One’s casted right hand. Kushida gets into it a few times, but never for a long. A key spot sees Dream grab Kushida’s waist when Ciampa goes for an elevated DDT, so Ciampa spikes them both at once.

Kushida tries for an armbar on Ciampa the next chance he gets, but isn’t able to lock it in. Those two work a singles match until Dream recovers. He uses the cast to his advantage until Ciampa catches him with a forearm while Velveteen taunts the booing fans at the CWC. The former champ lights up both men with chops, but especially Dream. Before the first commercial, a Dream Valley Driver puts Kushida down, then a jumping knee sends Velveteen to the floor.

That’s still the situation when we return. Kushida puts down Ciampa from the apron and dodges an attack from Dream. Leaping armbar and Velveteen is tapping, but it doesn’t count on the floor. Tommaso breaks that up, but ends up getting bulldogged on his own arm. In the ring, hip toss into another armbar, but before Kushida can get full extension, Dream hits Purple Rainmaker. He covers, but Ciampa breaks that up. Those two mix it up, and a near ref bump creates an opening for Velveteen to hit a superkick and a Dream Valley Driver on Ciampa. Kushida breaks that pin up. The Japanese Superstar is on fire, flattening both men with multiple dives on the floor. He taunts too long after hitting the second on Dream and climbs right into Willow’s Bell. Dream breaks that up, and a sequence starts where everyone covers everyone. Eventually Ciampa tangles with Velveteen in the ropes and takes a cast shot to the head. Kushida doesn’t see it, and German’s Tommaso to end things.

Kushida def. Tommaso Ciampa & Velveteen Dream via pinfall

The Undisputed ERA are backstage. Well, Adam Cole is on on Zoom. He’s not cleared yet, but he says tonight Bobby Fish & Roderick Strong win back the Tag titles. Kyle O’Reilly talks about the prophecy, and Fish puts over the champs Breezango, but they all agree the titles are coming home, and that is Undisputed.

After a commercial, we get a Halloween Havoc promo from host Shotzi Blackheart. We also learn Cameron Grimes and Dexter Lumis will face off on next week’s show. Wade Barrett also challenges Joseph to a costume contest. After a quick video package on Rhea Ripley and Raquel Gonzalez, it’s Ember Moon’s first singles match since coming back.

Ember Moon vs. Jessi Kamea

Some offense and a little sass from Kamea angers Moon. Big dropkick, and a disrespectful senton and a crossface almost ends it. Jessi gets to the ropes, but that just leads to getting kicked and locked in a half crab. She fights and sends Moon face first into the turnbuckle. Ember misses another senton, and a flurry ends with a spinning heel kick and a springboard back elbow into a cover. Moon with a codebreaker off the middle turnbuckle and a nasty looking crossface/figure four/crab gets the win.

Ember Moon def. Jessi Kamea via submission

Afterwards, Dakota Kai attacks! She hits the Yakuza Kick after pulling Ember across the apron.

We go to a “commotion” backstage. Bobby Fish was attacked from behind and is hobbling as official check on him and Roddy helps him up.

Austin Theory vs. Bronson Reed

Early in the match, Vic throws it to McKenzie Mitchell. She tells us Bobby Fish is on the way to the hospital for an MRI on his knee, so since KOR is cleared, General Manager William Regal adds him to the Tag title match.

In the ring, Theory is off to his usual fast start. After fighting off a rest hold, he’s back and hits a senton and climbs. Theory meets him in the corner, but is fought off and sent to the mat. A big splash continues All Day’s losing streak.

Bronson Reed def. Austin Theory via pinfall

Theory gets a mic and tells Reed to stop. He’s the future of WWE, and at 23 has done more than Ausilla’s 15 year career. Bronson charges in for another round.

Austin Theory vs. Bronson Reed

After sloughing off some punches, a Samoan Drop ends it. Again.

Bronson Reed def. Austin Theory via pinfall

Mitchell is ready to talk to Xia Li and Kacy Catanzaro, who stepped up to face Li after Regal granted her request for a match tonight. Xia repeatedly says she “has” to win, presumably related to whatever Boa showed her a couple weeks ago.

After some commercials, cameras catch up with Theory who says “that’s it, I quit.”

Legado Del Fantasma vs. Isaiah “Swerve” Scott, Ashante “Thee” Adonis & Jake Atlas

The heels bail on a six-man face-off at the bell. Santos Escobar tells Joaquin Wilde and Raul Mendoza to surround the ring, but Swerve leaps right into the Cruiserweight champ’s face on the floor. Scott puts down Escobar, and the camera swings to the legal men, Atlas & Wilde.

Jake’s new aggressive streak pays immediate dividends, and the babyfaces keep Wilde isolated for quick tags in their corner. Atlas is in when Escobar tries to attack on the apron, and Jake dodges that, kicks the champ from the top rope and takes both Wilde and Mendoza out from there. Adonis in, then Swerve as the good guys help Scott leap onto the assembled baddies on the floor as we go picture-in-picture.

LDF makes their comeback on the small screen, and Adonis is in peril. He stays alive after having Wilde thrown on him and taking a springboard moonsault from Mendoza. Escobar in as they continue to target “Thee”’s right shoulder. Mendoza back in with a submission targeting the injured body part.

Tag finally comes to Atlas, and he cleans house. Escobar slows his roll, but not before Swerve gets the blind tag. Flatliner gets two on the champ. Things break down, and leads to a crazy spot where Atlas catches a Wilde tope into a Spanish Fly off the apron onto the other four men right in front of the announce desk. Scott gets two on Mendoza, but malfunction at the junction with Adonis creates an opening for Escobar to hit his dive, driving Swerve into the announce desk. Atlas hits the cartwheel DDT off the table onto the champ, but talks a little too much crap there. While that’s happening, Adonis is isolated for a tandem move from Mendoza & Wilde.

Legado Del Fantasma def. Isaiah “Swerve” Scott, Ashante “Thee” Adonis & Jake Atlas via pinfall

We go to the Garganos, where Johnny is still fuming about Spin The Wheel Make The Deal (he hates wheels!). The fact that he gets Buried Alive on the mini wheel they have at the dinner table doesn’t help. Candice LeRae is cool though, because she gets Trick or Street Fight, and she’s undefeated in Street Fights. Her hubby tries again and gets Casket Match. He freaks out and goes to bed.

We see the Furry and the Fury heading to the ring as we go to break.

Ever-Rise vs. Drake Maverick & Killian Dain

Dain forces their music to be cut-off, even though Drake correctly points out that the NXT Universe likes it. Maverick starts and is quickly isolated. Dain gets the tag and cleans house, but gets hit with a chop block. Chase Parker gets a leg lock on the damaged knee, and Matt Martel grabs Drake and makes him watch. He tells DM his only friend is a weakling just like him, and Maverick snaps! He gets a chair and blasts Martel, then hits the ring and attacks Parker!

Ever-Rise def. Drake Maverick & Killian Dain via disqualification

Drake gets nervous when he realizes what he’s done. Dain confronts him, but he’s pumped! He loves what Maverick did, and asks where that guy’s been. He’s still not happy about the music though, and storms off when Drake tries to get him to dance.

Backstage, Roderick Strong’s been taken out! O’Reilly and trainers are checking on him.

After the commercial, Mr. Regal has Breezango, Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch and Kyle O’Reilly. Kyle says he’s going to the hospital so he offers the match to Lorcan & Burch. They try to convince him to use one of them and take the shot himself, but he says no and, once Breezango agrees, Regal makes a new main event title match.

Xia Li vs. Kacy Catanzaro

A huge flurry of strikes puts Kacy down, but despite multiple covers Li can’t get three. Kayden Carter cheers her friend on as she mounts her comeback with a jumping clothesline in the corner and a somersault kick. She hooks the legs on a rolling cover.

Kacy Catanzaro def. Xia Li via pinfall

Afterwards, a clearly upset Xia attacks Kacy from behind. Carter is in and they brawl, but here’s Raquel Gonzalez and she takes out EVERYONE. Raquel calls for a mic. She tells Rhea this is what’s gonna happen to her next week. She’s bigger, badder and next week she’s gonna be La Diablo of Ripley’s nightmare.

McKenzie is talking to Cameron Grimes. Grimey is excited about his match next week, after he stomped Lumis all over last week. But Mitchell tells him it’s a Haunted House of Terror match, and Cameron is shaken. He tries to confirm, because the GM’s accent can be pretty thick. He’s so scared he doesn’t see Dexter staring at them through the glass door. He delivers the saddest “to the moon” ever as the segment ends.

The Women’s champ gets a video. She lists off all the options on the wheel and says “I beat Candice” after all of them.

Back in the ring, it’s time for Thatch as Thatch Can. Timothy Thatcher’s teaching the cravat, and asks his student for his name, then immediately gets it wrong. Then he challenges him to get aggressive, and keeps an arm lock in after tapping. The crowd gets behind “Andrew” who’s pissed. Thatcher tells him to take his wrist, and he shoots the leg. Once Thatcher gets free, he calls for a referee and makes it a match, then hits a cheap shot forearm at the bell. He wins the quick match by submission, and doesn’t release the leg when Andrew taps. Class dismissed.

Damian Priest cuts a promo while getting some tattoo work done. He talks about the pain Johnny Gargano’s experienced falling down the card. Whatever they get next week on the wheel will hurt, but he can take it. Can Johnny?

Breezango vs. Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch

After the main event introductions, Lorcan and Fandango start. They prove to be evenly matched, and after Dango gets to the ropes to break a half-crab, Burch comes in. The Englishman lights him up with strikes, but right into the wrong corner to allow Tyler Breeze to tag in.

Prince Pretty is super aggressive, waving off the ref when he tries to get a break when Breeze is stomping him in the corner. Burch fights back on the floor, but Tyler wraps his leg around the ringpost as we go to our last PiP.

Brit-Am Brawlers have Dango in jeopardy when we return to full screen action, as neither team has been able to maintain control for long. All four men get to a-clubberin’ on the floor. Oney tries to fly, but goes right into a Breeze kick, but Burch grabs Tyler and throws him over the barricade. Fandango quickly puts Danny down and hits the leg drop from the top, but can only get two. Things break down and Burch & Lorcan put Breeze in a dual submission. Dango breaks things up before the ref forces the break, but Prince Pretty is barely able to get to his feet. Burch nails him with Tower of London, but Fandango breaks up the cover.

Breezango gets superkicks on both Lorcan and Burch, but a masked figure runs in and pushes Dango off the top before he can follow-up. Breeze takes the elevated DDT, and new champs.

Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch def. Breezango by pinfall to become NXT Tag Team champions

The masked man joins them in the ring - it’s Pat McAfee! He puts over his guys and mocks Undisputed ERA as the show closes!

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