Gargano Wins NXT North American Championship

Johnny Gargano Wins NXT North American Championship

During tonight’s NXT Halloween Havoc special, Johnny Gargano defeated Damian Priest to capture the North American Championship in a Devil’s Playground Match.

The Devil’s Playground match was part of a “Spin The Wheel Make A Deal” stipulation, which had no disqualifications, and was falls count anywhere. Gargano is the first NXT superstar to win the NXT North American Championship twice.

Pete Dunne also showed up at Halloween Havoc tonight after being absent from NXT for many months. Fans will recall that Dunne was one half of the NXT Tag Team Championship team with Matt Riddle when the pandemic hit. Dunne was stuck in the UK and had to forfeit his title.

With his return tonight, Pete Dunne turned heel and has aligned himself with Pat McAfee and NXT Tag Team Champions Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch. He then attacked Kyle O’Reilly, breaking his fingers, and joined Pat McAfee’s growing stable.