The TakeOver name will apparently not return to WWE NXT, at least not for Halloween Havoc.
It was recently reported that the NXT Halloween Havoc event in 2022 would mark the return of the TakeOver name as it was listed internally as a “TakeOver: Halloween Havoc” show. However, WWE confirmed Halloween Havoc on tonight’s show and made no mention of the TakeOver name. It’s always possible they’ll reintroduce the TakeOver name when the black and gold brand officially returns early next month, but there’s no sign of TakeOvers returning.
WWE has confirmed NXT Halloween Havoc for Saturday, October 22 from the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, FL. The event will be broadcast on Peacock and the WWE Network.
WWE also unveiled the new Halloween Havoc logo, which you can see below:
#WWENXT Halloween Havoc is BACK!
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) September 21, 2022
The only Halloween Havoc match announced at this time is the Six-Way Ladder Match for the vacant NXT North American title.
WWE dropped the TakeOver name when they rebooted to NXT 2.0 last September. The last TakeOver event to be held was TakeOver 36 on August 22, 2021 and before that, the last TakeOver themed show was “TakeOver: In Your House” on June 13, 2021. It looked like the TakeOver name was returning for Halloween Havoc, along with the black and gold look of the brand, but the name may have been put on hold.
NXT brought back the Halloween Havoc name for a special edition of the weekly TV show in 2020, and that show was spearheaded by then-NXT Women’s Champion IYO SKY who retained Candice LeRae in a Tables, Ladders & Scares match. The 2021 event also aired as the weekly NXT TV show and was spearheaded by Bron Breakker who captured Ciampa’s NXT title.
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