WWE NXT notes: Oro Mensah qualifies for Ladder match, Sami Zayn reacts to Solo Sikoa, Crews-Waller

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2022/09/20/wwe-nxt-notes-oro-mensah-qualifies-for-ladder-match-sami-zayn-reacts-to-solo-sikoa-crews-waller/

In his first match for NXT in the U.S., Oro Mensah scored a win and secured himself a spot in the Ladder match at Halloween Havoc on 10/22 for the vacant North American Championship. As of this writing, he and Carmelo Hayes are the two participants in the field.

Mensah secured his spot by defeating Grayson Waller. He received an unrequested assist from Apollo Crews, who cost Grayson the match. The bloody eye of Crews harkens back to when Waller defeated him and raked his eye to do so.

😲#WWENXT @WWEApollo @GraysonWWE pic.twitter.com/JTPmNflWGN

— WWE (@WWE) September 21, 2022

After Solo Sikoa had to relinquish the North American Championship, Sami Zayn reacted to the news:

I’ve just been informed about Solo Sikoa relinquishing the NXT North American Title. The jovial expression in my delightful #NewProfilePic has nothing to do with this news, it’s simply bad timing. Just got off the phone with my dawg & he’s doing well. Bigger, better things ahead! https://t.co/Lt1BBcMtYT

— Sami Zayn (@SamiZayn) September 21, 2022

Either Wes Lee or Channing ‘Stacks’ Lorenzo are going to be joining the Ladder match field when they go one-on-one next week.

Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams were in tag team action and they fell in defeat to Chase University’s Andre Chase and Bodhi Hayward. Chase got the pin on Hayes.

CHASE U shocks @Carmelo_WWE and @_trickwilliams!#WWENXT @AndreChaseWWE @bodhihaywardWWE pic.twitter.com/GZL1eV1SPF

— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) September 21, 2022

In addition to Lee versus ‘Stacks’ in the North American Title Ladder match qualifier, here are more matches that were announced for next week’s show:

  • Cameron Grimes vs. Joe Gacy
  • Pub Rules Match: Josh Briggs & Brooks Jenson vs. Gallus (Mark Coffey & Wolfgang) (w/ Joe Coffey)
  • Mandy Rose vs. Fallon Henley
  • Sol Ruca’s in-ring debut

The best of three series between Nathan Frazer and Axiom is now tied at 1-1 after Frazer got the most recent victory.

NXT Level Up host Kelly Kincaid was the backstage correspondent for tonight’s program. She interviewed Oro Mensah before his win over Grayson Waller.

It’s Tony D’Angelo vs. Wes Lee in a Ladder Match Qualifier next week. Stacks was speaking on behalf of Tony, saying Wes will have to get past the Don of NXT.

Great seeing Kelly Kincaid (the former Quinn McKay on ROH) get to do more on NXT.