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Thursday, Apr 8 | 8/7 PMC
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NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver results: Kross topples Bálor, O'Reilly outlasts Cole, González dethrones Shirai
The first-ever two-night TakeOver in NXT history was one to remember. Raquel González dethroned Io Shirai as NXT Women's Champion and WALTER retained the NXT United Kingdom Title after a brutal war with Tommaso Ciampa on Night 1. On Night 2, Karrion Kross knocked off Finn Bálor to reclaim the NXT Championship, while Kyle O'Reilly prevailed against Adam Cole in an unforgettable Unsanctioned Match.
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NXT Premium Live Event Results : Quick Hits
- Zoey Stark def. Toni Storm (Pre-Show)
- Pete Dunne def. Kushida
- Bronson Reed won the Gauntlet Eliminator for an NXT North American Title opportunity
- NXT United Kingdom Champion WALTER def. Tommaso Ciampa
- MSK def. Grizzled Young Veterans and Legado del Fantasma to win the vacant NXT Tag Team Championship
- Raquel Gonzalez def. Io Shirai to become the new NXT Women's Champion
- Killian Dain & Drake Maverick def. Breezango for an NXT Tag Team Title opportunity (Pre-Show)
- Santos Escobar def. Jordan Devlin to become the Undisputed NXT Cruiserweight Champion (Ladder Match)
- NXT Women's Tag Team Champions Shotzi Blackheart & Ember Moon def. The Way
- NXT North American Champion Johnny Gargano def. Bronson Reed
- Karrion Kross def. Finn Bálor to become the new NXT Champion
- Kyle O'Reilly def. Adam Cole (Unsanctioned Match)
NXT Premium Live Event Results : Full Details
Zoey Stark def. Toni Storm (Pre-Show)
As the WWE Universe prepared for the epic Night 1 of NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver, Zoey Stark scored an incredible victory over Toni Storm in an explosive Pre-Show showdown.
Hardly looking the part of a black-and-gold brand rookie, Stark has pushed the likes of NXT Women's Champion Io Shirai, Raquel González and Dakota Kai to their limits in impressive showings and made it clear that she's more than capable of competing with NXT’s elite.
In the height of a hard-fought matchup against the second-ever NXT UK Women’s Champion, the determined Stark took things to the next level, countering her elite opponent’s Storm Zero finishing maneuver before wrapping her up for the biggest victory in her career!
Pete Dunne def. Kushida
The highly personal matchup started fast and furious with both competitors attempting to earn an early hold. After The BruiserWeight delivered a suplex onto the apron, though, the technical prowess transformed to an all-out slugfest both inside and outside the ring.
With each passing moment, momentum flew back and forth with thunderous speed as both awe-inspiring grapplers unleashed an unbelievable combination of technical and brawling excellence.
Dunne escaped the Hoverboard Lock several times by reaching the ropes, but damaged his shoulder in the process. Nevertheless, after snapping back the fingers of his war-torn foe in excruciating fashion, Dunne hit the Bitter End and secure the hard-fought victory over NXT's resident Time Splitter.
Bronson Reed won the Gauntlet Eliminator for an NXT North American Title opportunity
In heroic fashion, the Colossal Bronson Reed outlasted five other Superstars in the Gauntlet Eliminator and earned the right to challenge Johnny Gargano for the NXT North American Championship on Night 2 of NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver.
In accordance with Gauntlet Eliminator rules, Isaiah "Swerve" Scott kicked things off against Leon Ruff. Every three minutes, another competitor entered. The only way to be eliminated was via pinfall or submission. The last man remaining would challenge Gargano on Thursday.
Prior to the start of the contest, Scott attacked Ruff as he made his entrance. Despite that, both Superstars fought tooth-and-nail until they were laid out on the canvas when the mammoth Reed entered and began to dominate his opponents with a monster double German Suplex.
Cameron Grimes soon joined the party and, after sending Reed out of the ring, actually paid Scott to join forces with him to punish Ruff while keeping Reed out of the action.
As Dexter Lumis entered next, Scott picked up the quick pin on Ruff. Lumis’ slow, methodical offense took charge until he and Reed began to slug it out.
Eventually, the outspoken LA Knight entered last. Reed’s size took center stage and soon brought the fight to the odds-on favorite. Nevertheless, Knight pinned Lumis as Lumis Silence locked in on Grimes. Moments later, Knight was pinned after being absolutely flattened by Reed.
The final three competitors – Reed, Grimes and Scott – engaged in an all-out battle. Although Scott and Grimes began a 2-on-1 attack on Reed, Scott soon betrayed his would-be partner and used the tights to pin Grimes.
After withstanding a devastating fall from the top rope onto the apron and kicking out of Scott’s 450 Splash and so much more, Reed roared back with a powerbomb before finishing off his prey with the Tsunami.
Reed has claimed his proverbial potential golden ticket. Will he be able to reign supreme over Gargano to take possession of the NXT North American Title? Find out Thursday night at 8/7 C, streaming exclusively on Peacock in the U.S. and on WWE Network everywhere else.
NXT United Kingdom Champion WALTER def. Tommaso Ciampa
WALTER continued his record-setting reign as NXT United Kingdom Champion by emerging victorious over Tommaso Ciampa in one of the most devastating matches in NXT history.
WALTER looked to punish The Blackheart early by unleashing his trademark chops. However, when he miraculously put one chop through the announce table, WALTER hurt his right hand. Not only did it take the NXT UK Champion off his game, it was an injury that Ciampa would take advantage of throughout the contest.
The Ring General continued to put the hurt on his challenger during the match. The resilient Ciampa battled back and nearly put away the long-reigning titleholder with the Fairytale Ending, dropping WALTER off the ropes, sending him crashing down to the canvas.
With each passing moment, the Superstars fought back and forth with both bringing their very best. In the final moments, after kicking out of a pair of devastating Powerbombs, Ciampa finally fell to WALTER’s German Suplex-chop combination.
MSK def. Grizzled Young Veterans and Legado del Fantasma to win the vacant NXT Tag Team Championship
In a Triple Threat Tag Team Match, MSK triumphed over Grizzled Young Veterans and Legado del Fantasma to lay claim to the vacant NXT Tag Team Titles.
The offense changed back and forth at lightning speed in the absolutely high-octane free-for-all as every tandem brought their A-Game in search of NXT glory from start to finish.
In the height of the action, shortly after Wes Lee withstood a vicious attack by GYVs on his injured hand and got his partner’s help to keep from tapping out to the Shankly Gates, the electricity of MSK took over.
Once Legado del Fantasma were taken out outside the ring, Carter hit a Double Cutter on Gibson & Drake, paving the way for he and Lee to use tag team excellence for the historic pinfall.
Raquel Gonzalez def. Io Shirai to become the new NXT Women's Champion
Despite Gonzalez’s extremely impressive past year since emerging on the NXT scene, the gutsy Shirai showed the heart of a true champion when she challenged “Big Mami Cool” for a main event matchup at TakeOver. Although Shirai has soared above the best that the squared circle had to offer, at Stand & Deliver, Gonzalez was destined to ground her.
In the beginning, the power of Gonzalez seemed somewhat neutralized by the sheer athletic prowess and quickness of the titleholder. But moments after her cohort Dakota Kai got herself thrown out from ringside, Gonzalez took over with a dominant display of brutal force.
The Genius of the Sky roared back with a fast-paced, impactful offense and soon locked in the crossface submission, nearly making her challenger tap out before Gonzalez managed to get to the ropes.
Seconds later, Shirai recovered with a moonsault off the top rope and onto the unforgiving steel ramp, opening the door to the action to spread out into the arena. Before the WWE Universe could even catch its breath, the titleholder rose to new heights and leaped off the top of the 20-foot NXT Stand & Deliver Skull onto her opponent standing on the steel grate below.
Nevertheless, when she got Shirai back in the ring, Gonzalez became the first person to ever kick out of the titleholder’s top rope moonsault.
Gonzalez then regained the advantage outside the ring and hurled Shirai on the ringside floor. After leveling the titleholder with a devastating lariat back in the squared circle, Gonzalez hit the earth-shattering Chingona Bomb to finally lay claim to the NXT Women’s Championship.
Killian Dain & Drake Maverick def. Breezango for an NXT Tag Team Title opportunity (Pre-Show)
In a high-stakes NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver Night 2 Pre-Show Match, the unique duo of Killian Dain & Drake Maverick overcame Breezango in a battle to determine the No. 1 Contenders to new NXT Tag Team Champions MSK.
Although the sheer tag team continuity of Tyler Breeze & Fandango allowed them to gain an early advantage in the matchup, the completely unlikely partners would ultimately pull it together as Dain picked up Maverick powerbombed him onto Fandango for the win.
With the huge victory, Dain & Drake have taken a large step toward solidifying their chemistry as a tandem. But will they be able to knock off new NXT Tag Team Champions MSK?
Santos Escobar def. Jordan Devlin to become the Undisputed NXT Cruiserweight Champion (Ladder Match)
NXT Cruiserweight Champion Santos Escobar rose above NXT Cruiserweight Champion Jordan Devlin in a thrilling Ladder Match to establish himself as the true NXT Cruiserweight Champion.
With their titles hanging high above, the two Superstars brawled from the opening bell. Before long, "The Emperor of Lucha Libre" transformed the ladder into a weapon and did major damage to The Irish Ace both inside and outside the ring. The resilient Devlin fired back where he was able, include delivering a DDT on his foe as he was being pulled off the rungs.
Seizing the offense, Devlin soon delivered a back body drop that sent his opponent onto the ladder full force, following it up soon after with an earth-shattering moonsault from the top of the ladder rungs. But just when The Irish Ace looked ready to grab the titles, Legado del Fantasma emerged and unleashed an all-out attack on Devlin.
But when Escobar climbed to get the titles, a revived Devlin came with a second ladder and executed a Spanish Fly that sent his prey crashing down to the canvas.
Within minutes, both determined Superstars were back on the top of the ladder and fighting tooth-and-nail for glory. But in the final seconds, it was Escobar who headbutted Devlin, sending him flying off the ladder and crashing down onto a second. This left Escobar to claim the titles and become the champion of champions.
NXT Women's Tag Team Champions Shotzi Blackheart & Ember Moon def. The Way
It was an explosive matchup from start to finish, filled with incredible offense by both tandems including a Tower of Doom that took out all four competitors, Candice LeRae & Indi Hartwell showing incredible tag team prowess when they nearly claimed the titles with a precision tag team maneuver and Ember Moon using the bomber to take out both of her opponents at ringside from the second turnbuckle.
In the final moments, however, the titleholders prevailed on the backs of Moon’s double Eclipse and Blackheart’s top-rope senton to pin Hartwell.
NXT North American Champion Johnny Gargano def. Bronson Reed
After surviving a grueling Gauntlet Eliminator in Night 1 of Stand & Deliver, Bronson Reed gave Johnny Gargano everything he had in pursuit of the NXT North American Title. Nevertheless, Gargano ultimately reigned supreme over The Colossal Superstar.
It was the power of the gigantic Reed against the technical excellence of Gargano, who looked to chop down and dissect his larger opponent. This included smashing Bronson into the announce table and injured his ribs.
Reed powered back with a powerslam, a chokeslam and more, but the injury had clearly taken its toll and destroyed his pace to keep him from delivering 100 percent. Throughout the matchup, Gargano mercilessly focused on the lower back injury with moves like a devastating backstabber and by locking in the Gargano Escape. Though Reed managed several devastating maneuvers of his own, including a monster suplex and a Razor’s Edge from outside the ring, the slower moving Reed missed moves like the Tsunami largely due of the injury.
Then, shortly after thwarting interference by Austin Theory, Reed failed to hit an incredible moonsault off the top rope and further damaged his ribs in the process, allowing Gargano to finally hit a pair of One Final Beats for the victory.
Karrion Kross def. Finn Bálor to become the new NXT Champion
Although The Prince had been on a tear since returning to NXT, there was no denying that his opportunity to become NXT Champion had only happened after Kross was forced to vacate the title back in August due to injury. As fate would have it, it was just a matter of time before Kross regained the championship that he never lost.
After sizing each other up in the center of the ring in the opening moments, a slap on the face by Bálor sent Kross into a rage that ended with him flying into the ring post and allowed Finn to capitalize on a mistake to go to work on his opponent’s left arm and shoulder. Despite Kross’ explosive moments of offense throughout, Bálor indeed took his opponent to deep water by returning again and again to the left shoulder.
Kross’ unbridled rage soon took center stage as the challenger nearly put away The Prince. But Bálor continued to return to his strategy and go to work, not only on the shoulder, but also on his foe’s ribs and liver.
But Kross would not give in and fired back again and again. When Bálor hit the Coupe de Grace, Kross kicked out and countered with his own Straight Jacket. When Bálor locked in another submission, Kross ended up escaping and pounding him in the back of the neck into the mat like a man possessed. It was this last series of blows that took The Prince out of the game and paved the way for Kross to deliver one final blow to the back of the neck to reclaim the title.
Kyle O'Reilly def. Adam Cole (Unsanctioned Match)
After both bitter rivals left nothing but absolute devastation in their wake, Kyle O'Reilly ultimately triumphed over his former Undisputed ERA brother Adam Cole in the ultra-destructive co-main event like nothing seen in NXT before.
The Unsanctioned Match was pure brutality from start to finish. Battling inside and outside the ring, with both men utilizing the ringside gate, numerous steel chairs, low blows, the steel ring posts, ring steps, chains and the dangerous contents of a toolbox in the most demented of ways.
Cole primarily focused his attack on his one-time cohort’s pre-existing neck injury including pushing O’Reilly off the top of the top rope to the ringside floor and onto his damaged area. But no matter what he threw at him, O'Reilly fired viciously back in his search for redemption with no regard for the humanity of either his adversary or himself.
In one awe-inspiring moment, a battle on top of the announce table culminated with O'Reilly delivering a monster suplex that sent Cole bouncing off the surface. Seconds later, Cole answered by smashing a television into O’Reilly’s face.
Not even the referee was safe. When the official got in Cole’s way, the enraged Superstar took him out as well, a move that worked against him when he wasn’t able to successfully pin O'Reilly moments later and left him admonishing the unconscious ref.
With carnage in every corner, the match continued outside the ring and when O'Reilly locked in the Guillotine on the ramp, Cole proceeded to drive his foe through the steel floor. He then followed up by suplexing O'Reilly onto the steel steps.
Back inside the ring, the gruesome action continued to unfold with both Superstars doing the unspeakable to try and finish the other.
Finally, when Cole had his foe on the top rope at the height of the action, O'Reilly suddenly delivered a low blow to give Cole a taste of his own medicine. He then wrapped the chain around his leg and leaped down on the back of Cole’s neck and drove him through a chair to get the pinfall.
Kyle O'Reilly may have sold his soul to Undisputed ERA. But at Stand & Deliver, he used the viciousness of the Unsanctioned Match to buy it back with interest.