A new season of WWE is finally upon us after the draft concluded this Monday on Raw. And, some big things are coming—Drew McIntyre’s targeting Roman Reigns. Sheamus’s finally escaped Damien Priest after a switch as well. And Raw decided to keep Bobby Lashley around to continue the Big E feud.
All in all, promotions have been earned, rosters have deepened, and title pursuits potentially just got even more enjoyable. But it all started with last night’s episode of WWE NXT 2.0. Here are the takeaways.
What’s The Future Of These Two Pairings?
First, we’ll take a look at the most obvious one between Pete Dunne and Ridge Holland. Dunne looked like he was on a significant push with Holland behind him for the last few weeks. Now though, Holland has been drafted to Friday Night Smackdown, so will Dunne still be as dominant without Holland behind him? Especially considering he just parted ways with Burch and Lorcan to be with Holland. And what about Kyle O’Reilly and Von Wagner?
Dunne and Holland have been attacking O’Reilly recently, in which Wagner came out to help. Now, O’Reilly had approached Wagner and had told him that he appreciated everything, but his help wasn’t needed or even wanted. Then later, as Dunne and Holland had ended up attacking O’Reilly again, Wagner had come out to help him back to the locker room. They’re all scheduled for a tag match next week against one another so that we might get some answers sooner rather than later.
Halloween Havoc’s Main Event Already Scheduled
That’s right, Tuesday night, October 26, 2021, WWE NXT 2.0 will be having Halloween Havoc, and the main event appears already set. The challenger? The young, up and comer, Bron Breakker. The champion? The grizzled veteran Tommaso Ciampia. And ladies and gentlemen, this is going to be a good one.
On the one hand, you have Bron Breakker, who, although new and green to the business, has this aura of confidence that makes you think he can pull this challenge off. But on the other hand, you have the two-time champion on the other side of the ring just waiting for one mistake. Now, Joe Gacy is also trying to finesse his way into an opportunity, but if NXT wants to nail this one, they need to leave it between Breakker and Ciampa. We’ll also find that out next week as well.
Now besides that, nothing happened of note. Ember Moon continues to spiral in the ring as she falls to Mandy Rose. Which speaking of Mandy Rose, Toxic Attraction seems to be a way to claiming all of the gold in the women’s division of NXT. And finally, I like the pairing of Briggs and Jensen. There’s something about them that’s got my attention going forward.
All in all, it was a pretty good show. Some storylines have been developed, debuts have been made, and big matches have been set. Just stay tuned because more is coming.