NXT 2.0 Results: Big swerve sees new Champion crowned; Gonzalez raises the stakes for Halloween Havoc

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It was an eventful night for Ciampa and Carmelo Hayes
It was an eventful night for Ciampa and Carmelo Hayes

Joe Gacy kicked off NXT 2.0 and said that he would defeat the Champ Tommaso Ciampa tonight to earn his place in the Halloween Havoc title match. Gacy spoke about overcoming 'toxic masculinity' in his 'safe space', which was the NXT ring before Ciampa came out to start the match.


Tommaso Ciampa vs. Joe Gacy on NXT 2.0

Ciampa started off strong but Gacy managed to take the champ down for a second or two. Ciampa recovered and locked in a hold before Gacy managed to hit a massive backbreaker for a near fall.

Gacy was distracted as he looked on into the crowd, allowing Ciampa to get back in control. Outside the ring, The Blackheart sent Gacy into the announcer's desk before we caught a glimpse of Harland for a second time tonight, hinting at his possible involvement with the competitors.

Gacy landed a senton on the apron before we headed for a break. Back on NXT 2.0, Ciampa hit a series of clotheslines in the corner before Gacy countered the Air Raid Crash. Ciampa dodged a moonsault before Tommaso hit the Fairytale Ending for the win.

Result: Tommaso Ciampa def. Joe Gacy

Ciampa was on his way out after the match when Harland, attacked the champ. Gacy made the save and drove Harland away but Ciampa shoved Gacy down after he offered to help him get to his feet.

Grade: B+


Toxic Attraction was out next on NXT 2.0 and said that they didn't care about the 'rules'. They called out the NXT Women's Tag Team Champs, challenging them to a title match at Halloween Havoc. Mandy challenged Raquel Gonzalez as well for the NXT Women's Championship at the NXT special as well before they walked out.


Xyon Quinn was out next for a match with Malik Blade on NXT 2.0.

Xyon Quinn vs. Malik Blade on NXT 2.0

Quinn started off strong on NXT 2.0 and tossed Blade around before Malik managed to counter out of a big move and take him down. Quinn got a near fall off an Irish whip to the corner before locking in a chinlock.

Blade got a close call off a missile dropkick before Quinn hit him with a huge spinebuster. Quinn followed up with his flying forearm finish for the easy win.

Result: Xyon Quinn def. Malik Blade

Grade: C


Backstage on NXT 2.0, Ciampa was in an interview when the Grizzled Young Veterans walked in and started talking trash. Bron Breakker came in and backed Ciampa up before they hinted at a tag team match but GYV said that they were not ready for a bout right then.


Backstage, Swerve Scott said he was taking his North American Title to SmackDown and there was nothing Escobar or the Legado del Fantasma could do about it.


Ivy Nile vs. Valentina Feroz on NXT 2.0

Ivy Nile made her in-ring debut tonight on NXT 2.0. She got a big dropkick in early on before lifting her opponent and hitting a huge vertical suplex. Nile tossed Feroz into the corner and locked in a hold before dragging her back to the middle of the ring.

Ivy Nile vs. Valentina Feroz on NXT 2.0 (contd...)

Nile hit another massive slam on NXT 2.0 before going into a cartwheel while lifting Feroz. She then started squatting with Feroz on her back and locked in a stretch submission. Feroz had no choice but to tap out, letting Nile pick up the win on her first match in WWE.

Result: Ivy Nile def. Valentina Feroz

Grade: B-


Diamond Mine were cutting the same old promo from every other week when Ikemen Jiro interrupted them. Julius Creed got in his way and Jiro took a shot at him before we headed for a break.


Julius Creed vs. Ikemen Jiro on NXT 2.0

Jiro took a beating from Julius as the match began on NXT 2.0 and Creed got some big slams in. Ikemen was being tossed around but managed to dodge a big elbow drop before laying down some strikes of his own.

Creed went down with a double stomp and a very unique splash in the corner. Jiro went for the springboard finish but Julius caught him and got his own finisher in for the win.

Result: Julius Creed def. Ikemen Jiro

Grade: B

The rest of Diamond Mine attacked Jiro after the match on NXT and Kushida tried to make the save but he too was overpowered by the group.


Raquel Gonzalez was backstage and said she was going to raise the stakes for their title match. She said they would spin the wheel and make a deal at Halloween Havoc


Lashing Out with Lash Legend was back on NXT 2.0 and she trashed on Tommy D'Angelo for wanting to be on her show, among other things.


Kyle O’Reilly & Von Wagner vs. Pete Dunne & Ridge Holland on NXT 2.0

Dunne unloaded on Wagner as the match began and Wagner managed to power through and take him down for a near fall. Holland and O'Reilly were tagged in before the heels isolated KOR and hit some double-team moves.

Kyle came back with some big strikes and knocked Holland off the apron before taking down Dunne in the ring. Dunne and O'Reilly slugged it out before making the tags.

Wagner was dominating and tossed Holland outside and into the steel steps. Back after a break, O'Reilly locked in a hold on Holland but he tagged Dunne, who came in and got a nearfall of some big hits.

Kyle O’Reilly & Von Wagner vs. Pete Dunne & Ridge Holland on NXT 2.0 (contd...)

KOR got an anklelock in but Holland came in and tossed him out of the ring on NXT 2.0 and tried to put him through the steel steps. Wagner made the save and got the tag in the ring before taking out Dunne with a big boot.

Kyle hit a big move from the apron and wiped Dunne out before Wagner hit his finisher and picked up the win!

Result: Kyle O’Reilly & Von Wagner def. Pete Dunne & Ridge Holland

Grade: B+


Tony D'Angelo was backstage and insinuated that the producer who didn't let him on Lashing Out was in the trunk of his car.


Grayson Waller vs. Duke Hudson on NXT 2.0

Waller had the upper hand as the match began and locked in an early submission. Hudson tossed Waller across the ring before slapping him in the head in the corner to taunt Waller.

Waller hit a Stunner but it resulted in only a near fall. Waller tried to use the ropes but Hudson kicked him off of them. Hudson got a rollup of his own with a handful of tights to get the pin.

Result: Duke Hudson def. Grayson Waller

Grade: C


Indi Hartwell & Persia Pirotta vs. Sarray & Amari Miller on NXT 2.0

Indi kicked off the match on NXT 2.0 and took the fight to Sarray before Miller was tagged in. Miller hit some big kicks before Pirotta was tagged in and hit some massive clotheslines before dumping her in the corner.

Pirotta lifted Miller on her shoulders and hit her own version of the F5 before Indi came in with the top rope elbow drop before getting the pin.

Result: Indi Hartwell & Persia Pirotta de. Sarray & Amari Miller

After the match, Hartwell and Pirotta got on the mic and called out the Women's Tag Team champs. Shirai and Stark walked out before Toxic Attraction joined them and a brawl broke out. When the fight was over the champs were the only ones left in the ring after kicking both teams out of the ring.

Grade: B-


Isaiah 'Swerve' Scott (c) vs. Santos Escobar - North American Title match on NXT 2.0

Scott attacked Escobar as he was making his entrance and the two brawled their way to the ring before the bell rang. Scott ripped the padding off the ringposts before hitting a big spinning back breaker.

Isaiah 'Swerve' Scott (c) vs. Santos Escobar - North American Title match on NXT 2.0 (contd...)

The match continued on NXT 2.0 and Escobar dropped Scott on the apron before sending him over the announcer's desk with a huge dive to the outside. Back after a break, Scott got a big clothesline and turned Escobar upside down.

Escobar got a near fall off a counter before setting Scott up on the middle rope for a hurricanrana. Santos got the splash in for a near fall as the match went on before Escobar got on the ropes. But Scott dropped him on the ropes and then on the apron.

Scott hit his top rope finish but Escobar got his knees up. Legado del Fantasma interfered but Trick Williams and Carmelo Hayes came in and took them out. Swerve sent Escober onto the turnbuckles before hitting his finisher for the win.

Result: Isaiah 'Swerve' Scott def. Santos Escobar to retain the North American Title

After the match, Carmelo and Trick were celebrating with the champ but Melo took him out with a clothesline. Melo cashed in on his match contract on Swerve before we headed for the title match.

Grade: A


Isaiah 'Swerve' Scott (c) vs. Carmelo Hayes - North American Title match on NXT

Melo hit a huge springboard move but Scott managed to kicked out of it. Carmello took a big shot from the champ but managed to hit the leg drop from the top rope for the win!

Result: Carmelo Hayes def. Isaiah 'Swerve' Scott to become the new North American Champion!

Grade: B


Episode rating: B

We got the in-ring debut of Ivy Nile tonight on NXT 2.0 while Toxic Attraction challenged for the major Women's titles at Halloween Havoc. Carmelo Hayes picked up his first ever title win while a brand new Superstar attacked Ciampa on NXT 2.0.

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