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Tony D’Angelo’s injury sends Wes Lee to Halloween Havoc’s North American title Ladder Match

Wes Lee officially joined Carmelo Hayes & Oro Mensah in the field of Halloween Havoc’s North American championship Ladder Match on Sept. 27’s edition of WWE NXT. But as commentary and the company’s social media confirmed for us, it was not in the way Lee wanted to do so.

That’s because he won by referee stoppage after Tony D’Angelo suffered an apparently legitimate injury.

It happened when Lee countered a charge with a drop toe hold, sending Tony D face first into the middle turnbuckle. Doesn’t appear to be a head injury, however. D’Angelo immediately clutched his knee after he hit the canvas. The official threw up the “X” after he tried to put weight on his right leg, but couldn’t.

This episode was taped two weeks ago. That they didn’t film a different ending probably isn’t a great sign, as it could mean D’Angelo couldn’t. But maybe the fact they decided to air it anyway, and that we haven’t heard any reports of surgery are good signs?

Fingers crossed for the Don of NXT. But the show must go on, and for the Ladder Match coming on our way on the Oct. 22 PLE, next week’s tiebreaker in Nathan Frazer & Axiom’s Best of Three series and Andre Chase vs. Von Wagner will round out the field for the vacant NA title.

We certainly wouldn’t call Tony D’s injury a highlight, but it’s in this playlist with the highlights from last night’s show:

  • Ilja Dragunov wants the NXT Title
  • Fallon Henley vs. Mandy Rose
  • Alba Fyre sends a heated message to Mandy Rose
  • Apollo Crews sees something bad in Grayson Waller’s future
  • Connor’s Cure Thriver Quinn “The King Crusher” Molitor inspires Wes Lee
  • Wes Lee vs. Tony D’Angelo — North American Title Qualifying Match
  • A day in the life of Pretty Deadly
  • Sol Ruca vs. Amari Miller
  • Cameron Grimes vs. Joe Gacy
  • Grayson Waller won’t let Apollo Crews’ vision come true
  • Kayden Carter vs. Nikkita Lyons
  • Nathan Frazer and Axiom’s best-of-three series to be decided in final match
  • Ilja Dragunov vs. Xyon Quinn
  • Brutus Creed vs. Damon Kemp
  • Wendy Choo plans to teach Lash Legend humility
  • Quincy Elliott spreads the love backstage
  • Alba Fyre evens the odds against Toxic Attraction
  • Josh Briggs & Brooks Jensen vs. Gallus – Pub Rules Match
  • Sol Ruca is ready to conquer anything she puts her mind to (Digital Exclusive)

For complete results and the live blog for the Sept. 27 episode of NXT click here. To read a complete recap & review of all the night’s events click here.

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