Poppy Steals the Show at NXT’s Halloween Havoc with Her Kakegurui’s Yumeko Cosplay

In her performance as a singer at NXT: Halloween Havoc, Poppy cosplayed as Yumeko Jabami from the well-known anime series Kakegurui.

For her performance during NXT’s special Halloween Havoc episode the musician Poppy co-spy as the legendary Yumeko Jabami, the main character in the cult anime series Kakegurui.

Poppy appeared in Halloween Havoc as part of Io Shirai’s entrance, accompanying the current NXT Women’s Champion to the ring to take part in her “Tables, Ladders and Scares” match against Candice LeRae. During the entrance/performance, Poppy could be seen sporting the distinct red school uniform worn by Yumeko in Kakegurui. Poppy isn’t new to NXT and has worked with WWE and its development brand in the past. The artist also appears to have chosen the right star because Shirai defeated LeRae in the end to retain her title.

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Based on the manga Kakegurui: The Compulsive Gambler written by Homura Kawamoto & Toru Naomura. The KakeguruiAnime premiered in Japan at the end of 2017. A second season, called Kakeguruixx will air in the year 2019. Netflix provides both seasons in the United States. The show is based on the character Yumeko who is addicted to gambling and disrupts her elite school’s social hierarchy. In addition to the animation, the manga’s original version has also been transformed into a live-action TV show, which aired from 2018 to 2019, and a live-action feature film, which premiered in May of 2019.

NXT: Halloween Havoc marked the return of a defunct professional wrestling brand. Halloween Havoc was originally a World Championship Wrestling (WCW) pay-per-view event, the initial version of which aired in 1989. WCW held 12 Halloween Havoc pay-per-views between 1989 and 2000. The 12th and last Halloween Havoc PPV aired on Oct. 29th, 2000. following WCW going out of business and then being bought by WWE (then WWF) in March of 2001. After the buyout, Halloween Havoc mostly remained inactive and the brand was only being used in a handful of WWE’s video games.

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NXT However, it has revived several previously sunk WWE brands and WCW names. Halloween Havoc is possibly the most akin to NXT The Great American Bash from July. It was an exclusive edition NXT weekly show that revived Great American Bash earlier used by WCW and WWE. NXT added WWE’s WarGames as well as WCW’s TakeOver to various variations of the TakeOver.

NXT is broadcast on the USA Network on Wednesdays at 8 pm ET. ET on USA Network.

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