The ladder match for the vacant WWE NXT North American title at Halloween Havoc will be a five-man match.
As noted, last night’s NXT episode kicked off with WWE Senior Vice President of Talent Development Creative Shawn Michaels forcing Solo Sikoa to hand over the NXT North American Title for not being the sanctioned opponent for last week’s match against former champion Carmelo. Hayes. Michaels then announced a ladder match at Halloween Havoc for the vacant title, revealing that Hayes will have one of the spots.
There was some confusion about the number of participants in the Ladder Match, but it has been confirmed that this will be a five-man fight.
Oro Mensah debuted on the NXT episode last night with a win over Grayson Waller, in what was also a qualifier for the Halloween Havoc Ladder Match.
Wes Lee will face Tony D’Angelo in a Ladder Match qualifier next Wednesday. Lee noted in a backstage interview on last night’s show how he initially got a free pass to the Ladder Match because he was voted Hayes’ challenger last week before Hayes and Trick Williams attacked him, but said he was asked to qualify for the competition because he wants to earn his chance.
Looks like the Cameron Grimes vs. Joe Gacy match next week will also be a Ladder Match qualifier, but that has not been confirmed.
NXT Halloween Havoc is scheduled for Saturday, October 22 from the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, FL. It will be broadcast live on Peacock and the WWE Network. Below is the current announced card:
NXT Title Match
JD McDonagh vs. Source Breaker (c)
Ladder Match for the Vacant NXT North American Title
Carmelo Hayes vs. Oro Mensah vs. Wes Lee or Tony D’Angelo vs. TBD vs. TBD
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