Halloween Havoc

professional wrestling event produced by World Championship Wrestling

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Halloween Havoc
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NXT Halloween Havoc logo used in 2020
Promotion(s)World Championship Wrestling (1989–2000)
WWE (2020)
Brand(s)NXT (2020)
First eventHalloween Havoc (1989)

Halloween Havoc is a professional wrestling event currently produced by WWE. As the name implies, it is a Halloween-themed show held in October. It was originally produced as an annual pay-per-view (PPV) by World Championship Wrestling (WCW) from 1989 until 2000 as WWE—at that time still known as the World Wrestling Federation—purchased WCW in 2001. The 2000 event was the final Halloween Havoc until WWE revived the show for their NXT brand division in 2020. The first four events were held when WCW was still affiliated with the National Wrestling Alliance. The final five events under WCW were held in the Las Vegas suburb of Paradise, Nevada, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. In 2015, all WCW pay-per-views were made available on the WWE Network. In 2018, Las Vegas based company, KBN Inc. filed for the trademark of Halloween Havoc which according to the United States Patent and Trademark Office had been listed as "dead" since 2005.[1][2]

On October 4, 2020, it was announced that WWE's NXT brand would revive Halloween Havoc as a special episode of the weekly NXT television program on October 28.[3]

Dates, venues, and main events

WCW/nWo co-branded event NXT-branded event
# Event Date City Venue Main event(s) Ref
National Wrestling Alliance: World Championship Wrestling
1 Halloween Havoc (1989) October 28, 1989 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Philadelphia Civic Center Ric Flair and Sting vs. The Great Muta and Terry Funk in a Thunderdome match with Bruno Sammartino as special guest referee [4]
2 Halloween Havoc (1990) October 27, 1990 Chicago, Illinois UIC Pavilion Sting (c) vs. Sid Vicious for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship [5]
World Championship Wrestling
3 Halloween Havoc (1991) October 27, 1991 Chattanooga, Tennessee UTC Arena Lex Luger (c) vs. Ron Simmons in a Two-out-of-three falls match for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship [6]
4 Halloween Havoc (1992) October 25, 1992 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Philadelphia Civic Center Sting vs. Jake Roberts in a Coal Miner's Glove match [7]
5 Halloween Havoc (1993) October 24, 1993 New Orleans, Louisiana Lakefront Arena Big Van Vader vs. Cactus Jack in a Texas Death match [8]
6 Halloween Havoc (1994) October 23, 1994 Detroit, Michigan Joe Louis Arena Hulk Hogan (c) vs. Ric Flair in a Steel Cage match for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship with Mr. T as special guest referee [9]
7 Halloween Havoc (1995) October 29, 1995 Hulk Hogan (c) vs. The Giant for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship [10]
8 Halloween Havoc (1996) October 27, 1996 Las Vegas, Nevada MGM Grand Garden Arena Hollywood Hogan (c) vs. Randy Savage for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship [11]
9 Halloween Havoc (1997) October 26, 1997 Roddy Piper vs. Hollywood Hogan in a Steel Cage Match [12]
10 Halloween Havoc (1998) October 25, 1998 Goldberg (c) vs. Diamond Dallas Page for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship [13]
11 Halloween Havoc (1999) October 24, 1999 Sting (c) vs. Goldberg for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship [14]
12 Halloween Havoc (2000) October 29, 2000 Goldberg vs. KroniK (Brian Adams and Bryan Clark) in a Handicap elimination match [15]
WWE: NXT
13 NXT: Halloween Havoc October 28, 2020 Orlando, Florida WWE Performance Center Io Shirai (c) vs. Candice LeRae in a Tables, Ladders and Scares match for the NXT Women's Championship [16]
(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

References

  • Stone Cold Steve Austin and Jim Ross (2003). The Stone Cold Truth. Pocket Books. ISBN 0-7434-7720-0.
  1. ^ "HALLOWEEN HAVOC Trademark Application of KBN INC. - Serial Number 87954784 :: Justia Trademarks". trademarks.justia.com. Retrieved 2018-07-25.
  2. ^ "NEW TRADEMARKS FILED FOR HALLOWEEN HAVOC, SISTER ABIGAIL...BUT NOT BY WWE | PWInsider.com". www.pwinsider.com. Retrieved 2018-07-25.
  3. ^ Moore, John (October 4, 2020). "NXT Takeover 31 results – Moore's live review of Finn Balor vs. Kyle O'Reilly for the NXT Title, Io Shirai vs. Candice LeRae for the NXT Women's Title, Damian Priest vs. Johnny Gargano for the NXT North American Title, Santos Escobar vs. Isaiah Scott for the NXT Cruiserweight Title, Kushida vs. Velveteen Dream". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved October 4, 2020.
  4. ^ "2007 Wrestling Almanac & Book of Facts: Halloween Havoc 1989". Wrestling's Historical Cards. Kappa Publishing. 2007. p. 134.
  5. ^ "2007 Wrestling Almanac & Book of Facts: Halloween Havoc 1990". Wrestling's Historical Cards. Kappa Publishing. 2007. p. 135.
  6. ^ "2007 Wrestling Almanac & Book of Facts: Halloween Havoc 1991". Wrestling's Historical Cards. Kappa Publishing. 2007. p. 136.
  7. ^ "2007 Wrestling Almanac & Book of Facts: Halloween Havoc 1992". Wrestling's Historical Cards. Kappa Publishing. 2007. p. 138.
  8. ^ "2007 Wrestling Almanac & Book of Facts: Halloween Havoc 1993". Wrestling's Historical Cards. Kappa Publishing. 2007. p. 139.
  9. ^ "2007 Wrestling Almanac & Book of Facts: Halloween Havoc 1994". Wrestling's Historical Cards. Kappa Publishing. 2007. p. 141.
  10. ^ "2007 Wrestling Almanac & Book of Facts: Halloween Havoc 1995". Wrestling's Historical Cards. Kappa Publishing. 2007. p. 142.
  11. ^ "2007 Wrestling Almanac & Book of Facts: Halloween Havoc 1996". Wrestling's Historical Cards. Kappa Publishing. 2007. p. 144.
  12. ^ "2007 Wrestling Almanac & Book of Facts: Halloween Havoc 1997". Wrestling's Historical Cards. Kappa Publishing. 2007. pp. 146–147.
  13. ^ "2007 Wrestling Almanac & Book of Facts: Halloween Havoc 1998". Wrestling's Historical Cards. Kappa Publishing. 2007. pp. 148–149.
  14. ^ "2007 Wrestling Almanac & Book of Facts: Halloween Havoc 1999". Wrestling's Historical Cards. Kappa Publishing. 2007. p. 151.
  15. ^ "2007 Wrestling Almanac & Book of Facts: Halloween Havoc 2000". Wrestling's Historical Cards. Kappa Publishing. 2007. p. 153.
  16. ^ "NXT Halloween Havoc to take place Oct. 28". WWE. October 4, 2020. Retrieved October 4, 2020.

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