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WWE NXT results, live blog (Oct. 18, 2022): Halloween Havoc go home

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

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

Advertised for tonight from the WWE Performance Center: It’s the final push to Halloween Havoc, and a head-to-head ratings battle with AEW Dynamite! Before their “Weapons Wild Match” Cora Jade & Roxanne Perez pick each other’s poison, and Perez has picked Raquel Rodriguez for Jade, who recruited Rhea Ripley to deal with Roxanne! Cameron Grimes is bringing a pair of Good Brothers to his fight with Schism, Sonya Deville will try to soften Alba Fyre up for Mandy Rose, and Tony D’Angelo recruited an enforcer to teach Stacks a lesson. Plus, Kevin Owens will be on hand to moderate what’s sure to be a civil discussion between NXT champ Bron Breakker and challengers JD McDonagh & Ilja Dragunov, Wes Lee teams with Oro Mensah against Carmelo Hayes & Trick Wiliams, and more!

Come right back here at 8 p.m. ET when the NXT live blog kicks off once the show starts on USA. A running record of everything that happens will be below this line here.

Enjoy the show!


Hi, y’all, it’s Geno taking over for Claire for the night thanks to AEW.

We start with The Judgment Day making an entrance, here to support Rhea Ripley, who was recruited by Cora Jade.

Rhea Ripley vs. Roxanne Perez

We had a funny moment as Perez was making her entrance, with Vic Joseph asking Booker T if he sees Perez as a prodigy and Booker not responding for like six seconds before finally saying “uh, yeah.”

I’m not nearly as good at play-by-play as Claire, so you’ll have to deal with my mini breakdowns of the matches. Here, Ripley is firmly in control, putting the boots to Perez with relative ease. The crowd is loving is loving it too, chanting various things for her. The story of the match is very clearly that Roxanne is up against someone the likes of which she’s never had to deal with before and her various comebacks getting shut down time and time again.

Perez has been battling, and as the match goes on she’s going toe-to-toe with Ripley. It’s not working out the best for her. She had a counter ready for the Riptide but couldn’t hit Pop Rox. Then Dominik Mysterio got involved, distracting her briefly and giving Ripley the chance to hit her finish this time.

Ripley def. Perez via pinfall

Backstage, we see Cameron Grimes come up to Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows. They talk about The O.C. being heartthrobs and the best in the business. Gallows asked if Grimes knew why they accepted his offer and he broke out a big wad of cash.

“Because I’ve got the paper!”

Anderson said, yes, that’s true, but also it’s because they want to go “to ... the ... MOON!”

Tony D’Angelo and Stacks are out.

Tony D has a mic and says it’s a big night this evening. He can see Stacks is ready to go, he’s looking strong.

Tony says this match is about respect and proving to everybody who he is and what he’s about. Stacks was eager, and the crowd was ready, and then D’Angelo said he’d do it only after this commercial break.

(insert said commercial break)

We’re back, and Grayson Waller is being interviewed backstage about his match against Apollo Crews. He’s upset about being asked about being behind going into the match. He says he’s the only one with the guts and the talent to defeat Crews and cap off the worst comeback story in WWE history.

Suddenly on the video screen behind him, Chucky — yes, the killer doll from the movies —says the match against Crews will be a Spin-the-Wheel-Make-a-Deal match.

We’re back in the ring and ready to find out who D’Angelo selected for Stacks.

Holy shit!

Stacks vs. Shinsuke Nakamura

Big pop for that music.

Huge chants for Nakamura to start. Stacks responded with a headlock. He got pushed off to the ropes and ate an axe kick for his troubles. Joseph tells us Stacks had someone else starting his car for him during the week, he was so worried.

He’s getting his ass handed to him in the match, with Nakamura hardly respecting his offense. Vic cuts in to let us know Grayson Waller has left the building. Back in the ring, Stacks works out of a submission and even manages to knock Shinsuke down, but it isn’t long before he’s getting beat up again while the crowd sings Nakamura’s song.

Stacks, clearly at his end, goes out with pride, telling Shinsuke to bring it just before the Kinshasa.

Nakamura def. Stacks via pinfall

Tony D said “you showed guts I didn’t know you had” to Stacks and seemed proud of his underling representing the family.

Nathan Frazer is talking with Axiom backstage about their series of matches. They’re very happy with the three battles they had, and Axiom is saying he’ll cheer Frazer on in the North American title ladder match.

Robert Stone and Von Wagner show up to interrupt them and say none of what they did will matter because Wagner is winning the title this weekend. Frazer wants to get things going now but Axiom keeps him calm.

Alba Fyre vs. Sonya Deville

Deville came out with Gigi Dolin & Jacy Jayne by her side, but no Mandy Rose in sight, at least not yet.

The match didn’t go long, with a quick back-and-forth that saw Fyre deal with Toxic Attraction getting involved, her fighting them off, and then rolling up Deville for the win.

Fyre def. Deville via pinfall

After, the numbers game caught up and Alba was overwhelmed. Then, over the loudspeakers, the theme hit and Rose made her return. She had a mic and said she’s gonna fight Fyre with fire and she plans to be more callous, more vicious, and more ruthless. As she was saying this, Fyre was singlehandedly fighting off the three women in the ring. Mandy just kept powering through. Once the ring was clear, Mandy got in but Alba had a baseball bat and kept her at bay.

Quick jump backstage and Wes Lee and Oro Mensah are chatting it up when Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams show up out of nowhere and a big brawl breaks out. Cut to the ring and they’re now fighting up the stage.

Cut to commercial.

We’re back and it’s right into the match itself.

Wes Lee & Oro Mensah vs. Carmelo Hayes & Trick Williams

These guys are going fast and furious, throwing all sorts of offense at each other. Williams keeps turning the tide, cheating to give his team the edge when the ref isn’t looking. The second time he did so, that gave Hayes the opportunity to hit a leg drop off the top rope that Lee sold huge, driving his own head into the mat.

That was enough to finish it.

Hayes & Williams def. Lee & Mensah via pinfall

They kept battling after the match, with the heels refusing to stop. Von Wagner came out of nowhere with a big boot to Hayes only to get laid out by Nathan Frazer out of nowhere himself.

Cut to a promo with The Dyad. Joe Gacy is upset with hypocrisy running rampant in NXT, calling Cameron Grimes the poster boy for it. He recruited The O.C. and that’s disappointing but no mass of humanity will stop them from tearing him down.

Cut to commercial break.

Bron Breakker is interviewed backstage and he said he’s down to fire things up again tonight and run through people. He’s asked what we can expect to see from his appearance on “The KO Show” tonight and he put Kevin Owens over big, saying something incredible always goes down on those shows and he expects the same for tonight.

We’re shown a graphic telling us all three participants in the triple threat title match this weekend will be guests later.

Time for the six-man tag team match.

The Schism vs. Cameron Grimes & Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson

Rip Fowler got caught up in the good guys’ corner and ate a ton of offense while the crowd chanted “two sweet, whoot whoot.” It didn’t turn around until Jagger Reid tagged himself in and used the opportunity to attack Anderson from the back.

Booker T went on a whole spiel about not wanting friends and Grimes being smart to pay for O.C.’s help and getting them out of there after.

Cut to commercial break.

Schism were in control through the break, and came back still dominating the match. Joe Gacy got in to fight with Grimes and took out his frustration on him. The action continued but because it’s a six-man, it broke down into bodies flying everywhere. When the dust settled, Grimes had taken Fowler and Gacy out, leaving Reid in there to get double teamed by The O.C. It didn’t end well for Reid.

Grimes & Gallows & Anderson def. The Schism

Veer Mahaan was interviewed backstage.

He’s asked what he whispered in Sanga’s ear last week. Veer refuses to answer, saying it was just for Sanga and no one else.

Sanga showed up and said he’s ready to listen.

Veer was very pleased, and walked off with him.

Nikkita Lyons & Zooey Stark are backstage at a table signing the contracts for the women’s tag team title match. The champs also put pen to paper and we’re told the match will happen next week.

They talk some trash to each other before Carter and Chance walk out, saying they’re the better team and they’ll win next week.

Julius Creed and Damon Kemp were given the picture-in-picture interview treatment.

Creed said he feels pressure is a privilege and he’s nervous about his brother’s career being in his hands but their parents raised them to do the right thing and he’ll get the job done. Kemp laughs at him and starts talking but Creed tells him to shut up and he’s getting payback soon enough.

Kemp gets the chance to talk and calls him an arrogant loser who is jealous.

“What is there to be jealous of?”


Ha. Fair enough.

Kemp says Julius is going to get this work on Saturday. He says maybe he’ll hit Julius in the back 10 times with a chair like he did his brother. Julius comes back and says Damon peaked in high school and he’s not even the best athlete in his own family.

Kemp’s comeback was to laugh and crack jokes about Julius not drinking enough milk.

Julius ends by saying there’s no remorse and no sympathy and the only thing he’ll feel this weekend is the ambulance door when he’s shutting it. Kemp promises to put his brother in the unemployment line.

“Because he’s gonna need a job!”


Alicia Taylor introduces us to the host of Halloween Havoc.


She rides in on her tank to a big ovation, everyone happy as hell to see her back in NXT again.


They chant “welcome home” at her.

“If there is one WWE Superstar that screams Halloween, it would be Shotzi, baby! I hosted Halloween Havoc in 2020 and it was one of the most horrifyingly badass days of my life. So this Saturday, we’ve got to go even more balls to the wall. I get the final piece of my costume this Friday when Raquel and I win the WWE tag titles off of Damage CTRL. And then I’m going to make this year’s Halloween Havoc the most terrifying extravaganza in NXT history.”

That brought Xyon Quinn out.

He called her the perfect host for Halloween Havoc and then offered to be her co-host. When he was done with his appeal but before she could respond, Quincy Elliott hit the scene to say she’s a ballsy girl and she needs a bonafide scream queen for a co-host. The crowd chanted for Quincy.

Shotzi offered up an idea: whoever wins the match they’re about to have gets to be co-host.

Xyon Quinn vs. Quincy Elliott

Cut to commercial break just as the match was starting.

Back from break and Shotzi joins commentary to howl and say Damage CTRL has been a “pain in my boobie.” Instead of commentating the match, they’re talking bacon and eggs. Booker T tries to steer them back to the action in the ring.

Speaking of which, Quinn managed to lift Elliott up over his shoulders but was crushed underneath the Super Diva. He got frustrated and went out of the ring to maybe grab a weapon but was met with Hank Walker, who wouldn’t let him.

Back in the ring, Elliott hit the Diva Drop and that’s all she wrote.

Elliott def. Quinn

After, Shotzi and Elliott danced in the ring as Walker smiled and looked on from the outside.

Chase U check in.

Thea Hail is upset about Kiana James beating her. She wants another crack at her.

But that’s for after class.

Mr. Chase gives us a rundown of Halloween Havoc’s storied history, including Hulk Hogan vs. Ric Flair, Rey Mysterio vs. Eddie Guerrero, and Mandy Rose starting her long reign. Also, The Yeti.

Oh yeah.

Their homework is to watch the show this weekend.

Chucky again showed up on the video screen and cut a promo straight out of Chase U, cursing up a storm.

Thea’s response: “What the f*!$?!?”

Raquel Rodriguez makes her entrance and Booker T marks out over her back pose.

Cut to commercial break.

Back from break, another tag team contract signing. Pretty Deadly are smug but Malik Blade & Edris Enofé are promising to take their titles from them. That goes down next week!

Raquel Rodriguez vs. Cora Jade

The match started and not surprisingly Raquel was getting all the offense. She was dominant early and often, with Cora’s offense consisting of things like “get out of the way and let Rodriguez smack her hand on the commentary desk.” Jade brought in a weapon and tried to use it but Raquel took it from her.

Jade smacked her in the face, so Rodriguez went ahead and used the weapon and got herself disqualified.

Jade def. Rodriguez via disqualification

Technically a win but Jade was getting destroyed the whole way.

Perez made her way out to get some shots in, and Jade ran away while Roxanne got up on Rodriguez’s shoulders to end the segment.

They run down the card for Halloween Havoc before we get to the main event.

Kevin Owens makes his entrance, smiling and happy to be here. He runs to ringside and hugs Booker T before dapping up Vic Joseph too.

Cut to commercial break.

We come back to backstage and a bunch of guys and gals playing a drinking game and prepping for the next segment/Halloween Havoc. Hey, an Indi Hartwell appearance!

Back to the ring and entrance time for Bron Breakker. JD McDonagh and Ilja Dragunov are already in the ring seated next to Owens.

KO welcomes us. He tells us Shawn Michaels asked him to come around for this and considering he’s the reason Owens became a wrestler, he certainly wasn’t going to tell him no. His role tonight is to make sure no man wreaks havoc, because... you know... the name of the show this weekend.

Ba dum tss.

Owens says the guy stirring the pot lately has been a creepy weirdo, Mr. JD McDontGoogleMe. “Kev, you can call me whatever you want, in about four days time I’m going to be called the new NXT champion.”

Good comeback.

He said he’s been on his best behavior while the other two have been kicking up dust and getting at each other.

Dragunov said it wasn’t a mistake hitting Bron, even though he was aiming for JD, and when he stood over Breakker struggling for air he realized he’s only human. “You are beatable.”

Breakker gets his turn to talk and says over his dead body will he anyone be taking the title from him. If Ilja wants a friend, get a dog. As long as he’s breathing, he’ll be NXT champion.

Owens jumps in again to say he sees what’s happening here and JD is pitting Bron and Ilja against each other, hoping they’ll tear each other up and he can clean up the scraps. They’ve gotta get things figured out because no matter what, JD can’t win the title because no one, not even his own mother, who Kevin talked to, likes him or wants him to be champion.

McDonagh has thought about how to get back at Dragunov since Ilja sent him packing from NXT UK, and his best revenge will be winning the title and keeping it from him. “You’ll always be a contender and never a champion,” Ilja tells him.

“Hey, I’m gonna put your ass in the same category as him,” Bron butts in to say.

Ilja reminds him he lost the last triple threat match he was in.

They stand up and get ready to go at it. Owens comedically apologizes to HBK, making sure everyone pauses so he can bail, and then telling them to go ahead and go at it.

They do just that.

After a back-and-forth, Ilja holds the title up and then Austin Theory’s music plays.

He comes out and holds up the Money in the Bank contract.


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