Johnny Gargano and Candice LeRae may get their "wrestling fairytale ending" after all following the announcement made during tonight's WWE NXT on USA Network where William Regal and Shotzi Blackheart delivered the news of the new stipulation on both of their matches at Halloween Havoc in two weeks.
Damian Priest had just won his main event North American Title match to end NXT when Priest made his way up the ramp and as he went to deliver his signature bow and arrow ending at the top of the stage, Priest was pummeled with a steel chair sneak attack by none other than Johnny Gargano at the top of the stage! Gargano hit Priest once more and then stood tall with a huge smile on his face and his hands on his hips as he and wife, Candice LeRae, laughed standing over Priest's near-lifeless body.
That is when NXT General Manager William Regal walked up behind the Gargano's and stated they must be proud of themselves. Regal went on to inform LeRae that she would in fact be going up against Io Shirai for the NXT Women's Championship as she won the #1 Contender Match earlier in the evening against Io Shirai. Then Regal turned to Johnny Gargano stating he too, would be going up against Damian Priest for the NXT North American Championship as he too, had won his #1 Contender Match earlier in the evening. Regal then added the twist, as now the stakes were higher. He added not to just take it from him, but from the host of Halloween Havoc.
That is when Shotzi Blackheart appeared on an opposing stage and announced to Gargano and LeRae that their matches at Halloween Havoc were now going to be determined with "spin the wheel make a deal" as a wheel began turning behind Blackheart who laughed maniacally then with a howl NXT ended as an outraged Candice LeRae and Johnny Gargano stomped around the stage and the crowd chanted, "NXT! NXT!"
— WWE (@WWE) October 15, 2020