After 20 long years, the return of Halloween Havoc on NXT proved to be beyond worth the wait.
The Superstars of the black-and-gold brand delivered a night full of unforgettable tricks and treats. From Johnny Gargano’s dubious North American Championship victory to Dexter Lumis’ chilling pursuit of Cameron Grimes in an unbelievable Haunted House of Terror Match, and Io Shirai and Candice LeRae’s spectacular Tables, Ladders and Scares Match, we won’t soon forget the scariest night of the year in sports-entertainment.
Many both in NXT and around WWE took to Twitter to weigh in on the incredible events.
— Triple H (@TripleH) October 29, 2020
I loved every second of #HalloweenHavoc. Hats off to the the entire production crew for putting that spectacle together, and of course to the superstars who smashed it.
You won’t be waiting 20 years for the next one! #WWENXT
PS Waldo never stood a chance.. BOOOOOOM! 👊🏻 pic.twitter.com/jHhDipbui0
— Stu Bennett (@StuBennett) October 29, 2020
— Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) October 29, 2020
— Shawn Michaels (@ShawnMichaels) October 29, 2020
Thank you very much indeed to everyone who watched #HalloweenHavoc tonight. To all the hard working competitors and crew, it’s my honour to work with and for you.
— William Regal (@RealKingRegal) October 29, 2020
#HalloweenHavoc was the show of the year.
— Karrion Kross (@WWEKarrionKross) October 29, 2020
When I left #NXT, I thought we were at our peak….but dayum….so proud to be @WWENXT alum. #HalloweenHavoc is incredible. And let’s be honest@VicJosephWWE wins the Interwebs with his Waldo, and anytime Patty Mac @PatMcAfeeShow shows up it’s a “W” #ForTheBrand #WeAreNXT
— Greg Hamilton (@GregHamiltonWWE) October 29, 2020
The titanic clash between powerhouses Rhea Ripley and Raquel González turned heads, including those of one Monster and one Lethal Lothario.
— Braun Strowman (@BraunStrowman) October 29, 2020
— Angel 😇 Garza (@AngelGarzaWwe) October 29, 2020
Elsewhere, NXT Cruiserweight Champion Santos’ Escobar’s callback to Rey Mysterio’s fabled gear from his 1997 classic against Eddie Guerrero didn’t go unnoticed.
— SANTOS ESCOBAR💀🇲🇽 (@EscobarWWE) October 29, 2020
Halloween Havoc tonight!! 🎃🎃🎃#wwe#nxt#halloweenhavoc pic.twitter.com/IQOwbNWhjj
— Dominik (@DomMysterio35) October 28, 2020
And who could forget a special appearance by Michael “P.S.” Hayes? While Grimes had a night he’d like to soon forget, Hayes treated the NXT Universe to a cameo straight out of Badstreet U.S.A.
— Dana Brooke WWE (@DanaBrookeWWE) October 29, 2020