Halloween Havoc is returning to NXT for the second straight year.
WWE has announced that the Tuesday, October 26 edition of NXT will be a special Halloween Havoc-themed episode of the show. It will be headlined by Tommaso Ciampa defending his NXT Championship against Bron Breakker.
The announcement of the Halloween Havoc episode was made by Ciampa during a promo on tonight’s NXT. Ciampa brought up Breakker wanting to challenge for his title and said that actions speak louder than words. Ciampa asked who would have the balls to take his title from him, leading to Breakker coming down to the ring to confront Ciampa.
Breakker said he’s treated Ciampa with nothing but respect since coming to NXT, but he wants to be NXT Champion. Breakker challenged Ciampa to a title match at Halloween Havoc.
Ciampa said the difference between him and Breakker is that while Breakker wants the NXT Championship, Ciampa needs it. Ciampa said the title is just a stepping stone to something bigger and better for Breakker. But for Ciampa, the NXT Championship is something bigger and better.
After Samoa Joe had to relinquish the NXT Championship, Ciampa defeated LA Knight, Pete Dunne, and Von Wagner in a fatal four-way match to win the title on the premiere of NXT 2.0. Breakker (real name Bronson Rechsteiner) also made his NXT debut that night, defeating Knight. Ciampa and Breakker congratulated each other on their wins, but Breakker took a long look at Ciampa’s NXT title belt.
Ciampa & Breakker teamed together to defeat Dunne & Ridge Holland on NXT two weeks ago.
Ciampa is facing Joe Gacy in a non-title match on NXT next week. If Gacy wins, he’ll be added to the NXT Championship match at Halloween Havoc.
Last year’s NXT Halloween Havoc episode was the first time WWE has used the show name since WCW went out of business.