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NXT Takeover Returning with Halloween Havoc

WWE made a lot of changes to NXT almost exactly one year ago. Rebranding the developmental show NXT 2.0... its color scheme was changed... the arena from which it airs was given a makeover... and the majority of the faces appearing every week were new. Tuesday marked the one year anniversary of those changes, and the first indicator that now WWE Hall of Famer Triple H is in charge, NXT might return to the old way of doing things.

NXT TakeOvers Are Returning

That indicator came after Solo Sikoa defeated Carmelo Hayes for the North American title in the main event. Before NXT went off the air, the voice of WWE Hall of Famer "HeartBreak Kid" Shawn Michaels could be heard as the colourful NXT 2.0 logo transformed into a silver and gold one. Not exactly like the yellow and black of old, but far closer to it than NXT imagery has been for the past 12 months.

A logo change doesn't appear to be the only way The Game and The Showstopper are shaking things back up on Tuesday nights. Wrestling Observer has also noted the event slated for next month now has TakeOver in its name. NXT events were traditionally known as TakeOvers prior to the rebrand, but that was another element that was left by the wayside when it became NXT 2.0.

NXT TakeOver: Halloween Havoc

It was a World Championship Wrestling event that was revived for WWE NXT in 2020. Even though its revival came before the 2.0 changes, it has never had the TakeOver tag attached, since it was previously used as a themed episode in the middle of the week, rather than a premium live event on a weekend of a WWE premium event. That will also change this year as apparently, Halloween Havoc will take place on Saturday, October 22nd.

The wholesale changes made to NXT last year were done, for the most part, while The Cerebral Assassin was away. The WWE Hall of Fame co-CEO was recently asked if there was any truth to the talk that the brand {which he built from the ground up} was altered drastically to punish him for the show losing to AEW Dynamite during the fan-labelled "Wednesday Night War". While he rubbished that idea, the changes he and Mister Wrestlemania are making now are evidence Triple H wasn't the biggest fan of what happened to NXT while he was away.

And in case you need a reminder of how great the match lineups used to be for NXT Takeovers...

Source: the Sportster

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