Shotzi Returns To NXT, Chooses Popular Star As Halloween Havoc Co-Host

Shotzi Halloween Havoc 2020

SmackDown Superstar Shotzi found her fair share of success during her time in WWE NXT, becoming an NXT Women’s Tag Team Champion alongside Ember Moon, who now performs in AEW as Athena. She made the move to SmackDown in July of 2021 alongside Tegan Nox, but their team dissolved when Nox was drafted to Raw the following October and released from the company the following month.

In recent weeks, the Ballsy Badass has formed an alliance with Raquel Rodriguez in an attempt to once again get a taste of tag team gold. The pair are scheduled to face Damage CTRL’s Dakota Kai and IYO SKY for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship on the upcoming episode of WWE SmackDown in Toledo, OH.

Shotzi Returned To NXT To Announce She’s Once Again Hosting NXT HalloweenHavoc

On the October 18th episode of WWE NXT, fans were delighted to see Shotzi make a surprise appearance. Her entrance was complete with her signature tank, and she received a huge ovation from the crowd. She yelled “Surprise!” before announcing that she would once again be hosting NXT Halloween Havoc, a role she took on back in 2020 prior to her joining the SmackDown roster. She also mentioned her upcoming match against Damage CTRL, saying that she’d get the final piece of her costume when she wins the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships alongside Raquel Rodriguez.

After Shotzi made her announcement, she was interrupted by Xyon Quinn, who said that if she wanted next Saturday’s event to be box office, she should name him co-host. He said that though he’s very buys, he would free up his time to bring the X Factor to Halloween Havoc.

However, before Shotzi could respond, the pair was interrupted by Quincy Elliott, who said that as much as he’d like to see Xyon Quinn in a Halloween costume, she should choose a Super Diva as a co-host instead.

Thinking quickly, Shotzi said that because the two men were scheduled to fight anyway, she’d up the stakes of their bout and the winning member would get the honor of co-hosting alongside her. After a short match that involved interference from Quinn’s foe Hank Walker, Quincy Elliott emerged victorious and earned the prestigious honor of co-hosting NXT Halloween Havoc alongside the Ballsy Badass.

Halloween Havoc is set to take place on October 22nd and will air exclusively on Peacock in the United States and the WWE Network around the world.