Last night on NXT, it was announced that NXT North American Champion Damian Priest will defend his coveted gold against Johnny Gargano at NXT Halloween Havoc in two weeks time.
The bout, a rematch of their hard hitting war at NXT TakeOver 31, came about following Priest’s defence of his gold against the unhinged Dexter Lumis last night.
After Cameron Grimes interfered in the championship bout and cost Lumis the gold, Priest made his way up the aisle only to be attacked from behind by Johnny Gargano with a steel chair.
As Gargano and number one contender to the NXT Women’s Championship, Candice LeRae, stood over the fallen body of the champion, NXT General Manager William Regal made his way into the WWE Capitol Wrestling Center to make the announcement.
However, there was a sting in the tale for Mr. and Mrs. Gargano. Their respective championship matches will be fought under stipulations decided by the classic Spin the Wheel, Make the Deal prize wheel which was made famous at WCW Halloween Havoc 1992.
Earlier in the evening, Johnny Gargano had defeated Jake Atlas using his One Final Beat DDT.
At NXT TakeOver 31 on October 4, Damian Priest survived Johnny Gargano to retain the NXT North American Championship.