One of the biggest games of the evening was the one between Raquel Gonzalez and Rea Ripley, which amply justified the hype. The two engines expanded each other and then moved forward at full speed, although both were probably a bit surprised in the early morning. Gonzalez and Ripley sold huge pork chops, but their underwear… Ripley managed to get Gonzalez out of the ring, but she fell to the ground and went back the other way, but Gonzalez caught her in the air and hit her in the plexiglass. Then she threw Ripley in the ring and went for the brooch, but Ripley threw him out.
Gonzalez stayed with Ripley and locked him in submission and took advantage of her. It worked for a while, and even when Ripley was finally out of her, Gonzalez took her in his arms and brought her back to the floor so she couldn’t leave. Then Gonzalez locked Ripley in another submission, put her on his shoulder and stretched his back.
@RheaRipley_WWE finally met its counterpart in @RaquelWWE?
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– WWE (@WWE) 29. October 2020
Ripley came out again, but Gonzalez turned him over and pinned him on the mat. Then she threw Ripley in the corner and charged her, but the second time it didn’t work, and when Ripley saw Gonzalez coming back, he cut her off again, put on her underwear and sent her to the mat.
Ripley finally got some space when she sent Gonzalez to the mat and then hit him with a couple of kicks and punches. Then she hit them with a rocket attack, but Gonzalez pulled them out of a pin. At this point, Ripley turned on Gonzalez’s floor, and she kicked him while she was lying on the floor. Then she finished the show in Gonzalez. Gonzalez took a trip and dumped Ripley. Gonzalez picked up Ripley, turned around and hit her, but Ripley hit her again.
Gonzalez lifted Ripley up on the top loop and then tried to make a duplex, but Ripley resisted. They exchanged blows on the top rope and finally Gonzalez returned to the ground. Gonzalez came back and grabbed Ripley, threw her on the mat and hit her hard. Ripley managed to hit Gonzalez in the face with a punch, and then hit her on the ground with a supplex, and that was enough to get a pin and win. Although Ripley has clearly suffered, and I doubt if we have seen the last race.
Here is the official description of the devastation caused by Halloween on NXT today.
The Halloween falcon is back! The worst night of the year comes to NXT as Io Shirai defends the NXT Women’s Championship and Damian Priest defends the North American title against Johnny Gargano in conditions set by Spin the Wheel, Make the Deal. Elsewhere, Rhea Ripley is finally in conflict with Raquel Gonales, Dexter Lumis forces Cameron Grimes to face his fears in a horror match at the Haunted House, and much more tonight at 8/7 on USA Network!
Here’s the full map:
Turn the wheel, make a deal: North American champion Damian Priest versus Johnny Gargano.
Turn the wheel, make a deal: Io Shirai, NXT champion, against Candice LeRay.
Rhea Ripley versus Raquel Gonzalez
Haunted house: Dexter Lumis v. Cameron Grimes.
Santos Escobar versus Jake Atlas.
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