Not for the first time, Akira Tozawa’s been cracking me on Monday nights lately as he worked his way into Alpha Academy...
But while that’s been going on, he’s also been on NXT. First it was to compete in the Global Heritage Invitational. Then, over the past couple weeks he’s continued to pursue the Heritage Cup as he sets up something with the man who currently holds it, Noam Dar.
Tozawa isn’t the biggest name to come to NXT from Raw, but that didn’t make his appearance on the first night of Halloween Havoc any less fun. Like a true disciple of Master Chad Gable, Tozawa would like for us to SHOOSH about his latest attempt to get Noam’s attention — stealing the Cup while the Meta-Four were busy arguing about Scarlett’s tarot reading for the group:
Later in the show, Tozawa told the Cupholder that if he wants his trophy back he’ll need to come and get it from a haunted house. Sounds like the set-up for some pro wrestling silliness during next week’s show.
But in addition to likely making me giggle with a series of Spooky SZN segments next Tuesday, this could lead to a British Rounds match featuring Tozawa that would let him continue to show off his in-ring skill, too. Maybe Otis or Gable could follow him down to the Performance Center to do the same soon, too?
Let us know if that excites you as much as it does me in the comments. And on your way down to them, check out our playlist of the rest of the highlights from Oct. 24’s show:
- New Years Day plays Vampyre to open Halloween Havoc
- Perez vs. James - Devil’s Playground Match
- Hayes denies involvement in the attack on Williams
- Lexis King dominates in his NXT debut
- Jordan vs. Grace - Women’s Breakout Tournament Match
- Chase U win the NXT Tag Team Titles
- Frazer is coming for “Dirty” Dom and the NA Title
- Gigi Dolin vs. Blair Davenport - Lights Out Match
- Ilja Dragunov is ready to put down Carmelo Hayes
- Tiffany Stratton and Fallon Henley brawl backstage
- Petrovic vs. Vice - Women’s Breakout Tournament Match
- Thea Hail and Jacy Jayne want to add gold to Chase U
- Akira Tozawa sneakily steals the NXT Heritage Cup
- Lyra Valkyria dethrones Becky Lynch’s title reign
- New Years Day is ready to rock the NXT Universe again (Digital Exclusive)
- Lola Vice is built to be a winner (Digital Exclusive)
- Lyra Valkyria’s dreams have come true (Digital Exclusive)