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NXT Halloween Havoc was a two week special episode of World Wrestling Entertainment's NXT television series that took place on October 24 and 31, 2023 at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida.

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Background[]

Halloween Havoc was originally an annual pay-per-view (PPV) promoted by World Championship Wrestling (WCW), with the inaugural Halloween Havoc taking place on October 28, 1989. The event is Halloween themed, taking place in October. WCW held Halloween Havoc annually between 1989 and 2000 before WCW was purchased by WWE in 2001. The Halloween Havoc event remained inactive until 2020, when WWE revived the event as a television special for NXT. The 2020 and 2021 editions of Halloween Havoc were both television specials, while in 2022, it was held as a livestreaming event. At NXT No Mercy on September 30, 2023, it was announced that Halloween Havoc would take place as a two-week television special that would take place at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida on October 24 and 31.

Storylines[]

On the September 5 episode of NXT, after beating Von Wagner in singles competition, Bron Breakker attacked Wagner and smashed Wagner's head with steel steps. At No Mercy on September 30, Breakker faced off against Baron Corbin. However, Wagner's manager, Mr. Stone, cost Breakker the match. On the October 17 episode of NXT, unhappy with Breakker's regret for his actions, Mr. Stone challenged Breakker to a match at Halloween Havoc, which was later made official for Week 2.

The 2023 NXT Women's Breakout Tournament began on the October 3 episode of NXT, with the winner earning a match for the NXT Women's Championship. It was announced that semifinals would take place on Week 1 of Halloween Havoc, while the final was scheduled to take place on Week 2.

On the September 5 episode of NXT, Kiana James interrupted Roxanne Perez and Lyra Valkyria in the locker room, resulting in a brawl breaking out. On the October 3 episode of NXT, during a Triple Threat Match between James, Perez, and Valkyria, James pulled Perez out of the ring, costing them both the match. The following week, James attempted to attack Perez, but was stopped by Shotzi. The next week, Perez distracted James during her match with Shotzi, costing her the contest. That night, it was announced that Perez would face James at Halloween Havoc Week 1. Perez would spin the Spin The Wheel, Make The Deal Wheel, which landed on a Devil's Playground Match.

On the September 5 episode of NXT, in her match against Thea Hail, Gigi Dolin was attacked by Blair Davenport. The following week, Dolin and Davenport brawled backstage, before a match between the two did not start due to Davenport attacking Dolin backstage on the September 26 episode of NXT. On the No Mercy pre-show on September 30, Dolin attacked Davenport after her victory over Kelani Jordan. On the October 3 episode of NXT, Dolin defeated Davenport. After, Davenport choked the referee, declaring that her rivalry with Dolin was not over. Two weeks later, Davenport challenged Dolin to a match at Halloween Havoc. Dolin accepted before spinning the Spin The Wheel, Make The Deal Wheel, which landed on a Lights Out Match.

On the October 10 episode of NXT, Cody Rhodes appeared as guest general manager. During the night, NXT Tag Team Champions Tony D'Angelo and Channing Lorenzo proposed a tag team battle royal to Rhodes in order to determine number one contenders for their championship. The battle royal took place the following week, and was won by Chase U (Andre Chase and Duke Hudson), who earned an NXT Tag Team Championship match at Halloween Havoc Week 1.

On the October 3 episode of NXT, Lyra Valkyria defeated Indi Hartwell and Roxanne Perez in a Triple Threat Match. This earned Valkyria a title match against NXT Women's Champion Becky Lynch at Halloween Havoc Week 1.

On the October 17 episode of NXT, The Creed Brothers (Brutus and Julius Creed) and Angel Garza and Humberto Carrillo participated in the Bada Bing Bada Boom Battle Royal. During the match, Garza and Carrillo eliminated The Creed Brothers. Immediately after, The Creeds cost Garza and Carrillo the match. The following week, The Creed Brothers announced their intention to face Garza and Carrillo at Halloween Havoc Week 2. The Creeds then spun the wheel, which landed on a Tables, Ladders, and Scares Match.

At Week 1 of Halloween Havoc, Chase U (Andre Chase, Duke Hudson, Jacy Jayne, and Thea Hail) were celebrating Chase and Hudson winning the NXT Tag Team Championship. However, WWE Women's Tag Team Champions Chelsea Green and Piper Niven interrupted, threatening to issue a complaint. Jayne responded, saying that they could direct them to the office of Shawn Michaels. Additionally, Jayne and Hail challenged Green and Niven to a championship match, which was made official for the following week.

On the October 16 episode of Raw, North American Champion Dominik Mysterio interrupted Nathan Frazer, who was seeking a title match. However, Mysterio declined, resulting in a brawl breaking out. The following night on NXT, Mysterio brawled with Frazer again before Mysterio's Judgment Day stablemate Rhea Ripley came to his aid. It was later announced that Mysterio would defend the North American Championship against Frazer at Halloween Havoc Week 2.

On the October 10 episode of NXT, guest NXT general manager Cody Rhodes announced that the winner of Carmelo Hayes vs. Bron Breakker would compete in a Triple Threat Match with Baron Corbin and Dijak to determine the number one contender for the NXT Championship. Later that night, Hayes defeated Breakker, earning his place in the Triple Threat Match. The following week, Hayes defeated Corbin and Dijak in the Triple Threat Match, securing a match with NXT Champion Ilja Dragunov at Halloween Havoc Week 2.

Match Preview[]

Roxanne Perez vs. Kiana James Preview
Blair Davenport vs. Gigi Dolin Preview
Tony D'Angelo & Channing Lorenzo vs. Chase U Preview
Becky Lynch vs. Lyra Valkyria Preview
Kelani Jordan vs. Lola Vice Preview
Chelsea Green & Piper Niven vs. Thea Hail & Jacy Jayne Preview
The Creed Brothers vs. Angel Garza & Humberto Carrillo Preview
Dominik Mysterio vs. Nathan Frazer Preview
Ilja Dragunov vs. Carmelo Hayes Preview

Results[]

Week 1[]

Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
(c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.

Week 2[]

Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
(c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.

Other on-screen talent[]

Commentators
Ring announcer
Interviewer
Referees

See also[]

External links[]

NXT Halloween Havoc 2023 previews

Roxanne Perez v Kiana JamesBlair Davenport v Gigi DolinTony D'Angelo & Channing Lorenzo v Chase UBecky Lynch v Lyra ValkyriaKelani Jordan v Lola ViceChelsea Green & Piper Niven v Thea Hail & Jacy JayneThe Creed Brothers v Angel Garza & Humberto CarrilloDominik Mysterio v Nathan FrazerIlja Dragunov v Carmelo Hayes

WWE NXT Results
2010 List of WWE NXT results
2/233/23/93/163/233/304/64/134/204/275/45/115/185/256/16/86/156/226/297/67/137/207/278/38/108/178/248/319/79/149/2110/510/1210/1910/2611/211/911/1611/2311/3012/712/1412/2112/28
2011 List of WWE NXT results
1/41/111/181/252/12/82/152/223/13/83/153/223/294/54/124/194/265/35/105/175/245/316/76/146/216/287/57/127/197/268/28/98/168/168/169/69/139/209/2710/410/1210/1910/2611/211/911/1611/2311/3012/712/1412/2112/28
2012 List of WWE NXT results
1/41/111/181/252/12/82/152/222/293/73/143/213/284/44/114/184/255/25/95/165/235/306/66/136/206/277/47/117/187/258/18/88/158/228/299/59/129/199/2610/310/1010/1710/2410/3111/711/1411/2111/2812/512/1212/1912/26
2013 List of WWE NXT results
1/21/91/161/231/302/62/132/202/273/63/133/203/274/34/104/174/245/15/85/155/225/296/56/126/196/267/37/107/177/247/318/78/148/218/289/49/119/189/2510/210/910/1610/2310/3011/611/1311/2011/2712/412/1112/1812/25
2014 List of WWE NXT results
1/11/81/151/221/292/52/122/19Arrival3/63/133/203/274/34/104/174/245/15/85/155/22Takeover6/56/126/196/267/37/107/177/247/318/78/148/218/289/4Takeover II9/189/2510/210/910/1610/2310/3011/611/1311/2011/2712/4Takeover III12/1812/25
2015 List of WWE NXT results
1/141/211/282/42/10Takeover IV2/182/253/43/113/183/254/14/84/154/224/295/65/135/19Takeover V5/276/36/106/176/247/17/87/157/227/298/58/128/19Takeover VI8/269/29/99/169/239/30Takeover VII10/1410/2110/2811/411/1111/1811/2512/212/9Takeover VIII12/2312/30
2016 List of WWE NXT results
1/61/131/201/272/32/102/172/243/23/93/163/233/30Takeover IX4/64/134/204/275/45/115/185/256/1TakeOver: The End6/156/226/297/67/137/207/278/38/108/17Back to Brooklyn8/248/319/79/149/219/2810/510/1210/1910/2611/211/911/16TakeOver: Toronto11/2311/3012/712/1412/2112/28
2017 List of WWE NXT results
1/41/111/181/25TakeOver: San Antonio2/12/82/152/223/13/83/153/223/29TakeOver: Orlando4/54/124/194/265/35/105/17TakeOver: Chicago5/245/316/76/146/216/287/57/127/197/268/28/98/16TakeOver: Brooklyn III8/238/309/69/139/209/2710/410/1110/1810/2511/111/811/15TakeOver: WarGames11/2211/2912/612/1312/2012/27
2018 List of WWE NXT results
1/31/101/171/24TakeOver: Philadelphia1/312/72/142/212/283/73/143/213/284/4TakeOver: New Orleans4/114/184/255/25/95/165/235/306/66/13TakeOver: Chicago II6/206/277/47/117/187/258/18/88/15TakeOver: Brooklyn IV8/228/299/59/129/199/2610/310/1010/1710/2410/3111/711/14TakeOver: WarGames II11/2111/2812/512/1212/1912/26
2019 List of WWE NXT results
1/21/91/161/23Phoenix1/302/62/132/202/273/63/133/203/274/3New York4/104/174/245/15/85/155/225/296/56/126/196/267/37/107/177/247/318/7Toronto II8/148/218/289/49/119/189/2510/210/910/1610/2310/3011/611/1311/20WarGames11/2712/412/1112/1812/25
2020 List of WWE NXT results
1/11/81/151/221/292/52/12Portland2/192/263/43/113/183/254/1Tampa Bay4/84/154/224/295/65/135/205/276/3In Your House6/106/176/247/17/87/157/227/298/58/128/19TakeOver: XXX8/269/19/89/169/239/30TakeOver: XXXI10/710/1410/2110/2811/411/1111/1811/2512/2WarGames 202012/912/1612/2312/30
2021 List of WWE NXT results
1/61/131/201/272/32/10Vengeance Day2/172/243/33/103/173/243/31Stand & Deliver4/134/204/275/45/115/185/256/16/8In Your House 20216/156/226/297/67/137/207/278/38/108/17TakeOver 368/248/319/79/149/219/2810/510/1210/1910/2611/211/911/1611/2311/30WarGames12/712/1412/2112/28
2022 List of WWE NXT results

1/41/111/181/252/12/8Vengeance Day2/223/1Roadblock3/153/223/294/54/124/194/265/35/105/175/245/316/76/146/216/28The Great American Bash7/127/197/268/28/9Heat Wave8/238/309/69/139/209/2710/410/1110/1810/2511/111/811/1511/2211/2912/612/1312/2012/27

2023 List of WWE NXT results
1/3New Year's Evil1/171/241/312/72/142/212/28Roadblock3/143/213/284/44/114/18Spring Breakin'5/25/95/165/235/306/66/13Gold Rush7/47/117/187/258/18/88/15Heat Wave8/299/59/129/199/2610/310/1010/17Halloween Havoc11/711/1411/2111/2812/512/1212/1912/26
2024 List of WWE NXT results
New Year's Evil1/91/161/231/302/62/132/202/27Roadblock3/123/193/264/24/94/164/234/305/75/145/215/286/46/116/186/257/27/97/167/23
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