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Oro Mensah qualifies for WWE NXT Halloween Havoc ladder match

In his NXT debut, Mensah qualified for the North American title match set for October 22.
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Oro Mensah has qualified for the NXT North American Championship ladder match at Halloween Havoc. 

In his NXT debut under his new name, Mensah, formerly Oliver Carter, defeated Grayson Waller to advance to the ladder match at Halloween Havoc. 

After Waller was distracted by Apollo Crews, Mensah hit Waller with a spinning kick to earn the pinfall victory and advance to the ladder match. 

The North American title was vacated at the top of Tuesday's NXT episode due to a technicality. NXT authority figure Shawn Michaels announced that Solo Sikoa had won the title in a match where he was not part of the fan vote to determine the challenger for then-champion Carmelo Hayes, and that the result would not stand. Michaels then announced the ladder match for Halloween Havoc on October 22, with Hayes named the first competitor. 

As Carter, Mensah previously held the NXT UK Tag Team Championship, and has now earned a shot at the North American title. 

Halloween Havoc will air as a premium live event on Peacock in the United States, and on WWE Network in the rest of the world. 

Here is the announced lineup so far: 

NXT Halloween Havoc, Saturday, October 22, 8 p.m. Eastern time on Peacock & WWE Network --

  • NXT Championship: Bron Breakker (c) vs. JD McDonagh
  • NXT North American Championship ladder match: Carmelo Hayes vs. Oro Mensah vs. TBD vs. TBD vs. TBD