Kyle O'Reilly vs. Adam Cole (Unsanctioned Match)
The former Undisputed ERA brothers are set to clash in an Unsanctioned Match in the co-main event of Night 2 of NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver on Thursday, April 8.
A bond built over years of friendship was destroyed in the blink of an eye at NXT TakeOver: Vengeance Day when Cole stunned the NXT Universe by superkicking O'Reilly. The former NXT Champion took it a step further by putting his former friend out of action with a vicious suplex on the steel steps.
Though he wasn't cleared for action, O'Reilly refused to be kept away, and he returned to the Capitol Wrestling Center to cost Cole his NXT Championship Match against Finn Bálor.
The bad blood only escalated from there, leading to an altercation that drew police, and later, an unruly skirmish at a gym O'Reilly was training at.
Irate over the Superstars threatening to tear apart the fabric of the black-and-gold brand, NXT General Manager William Regal forced O'Reilly and Cole to come to the table, proposing an Unsanctioned Match in which NXT would not be accountable for anything that happens.
Dead set on ending one another, both men were more than happy to agree to the stipulation — even with O'Reilly still not medically cleared. Nothing will be off limits in what figures to be a barbaric brawl as NXT and WWE are not responsible for what happens.
O'Reilly is determined to reclaim his soul after selling it for The Undisputed ERA, while Cole is out to show that The UE was only holding him back.
Which Superstar will prove themselves right at NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver?