Johnny Gargano put his NXT North American Championship on the line against Bronson Reed at WWE NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver. Reed took the opportunity last night by winning the Gauntlet Eliminator Match. Gargano was accompanied in the ring by Austin Theory.
The story told here was that Reed had the height advantage, but he was at a disadvantage with a rib injury and he struggled last night. Gargano made movements that focused on Reed’s back and ribs.
Late in the game, Gargano nailed a sick-looking reverse hurricane. Gargano then moved on to the submission of the Gargano Escape, but Reed managed to get on the ropes to break the hold. Reed then hit a Razor’s Edge from the stage into the ring. Reed missed a splash on the top rope, Garano nailed a superkick and almost pinned Reed. Reed pulled Gargano out with a clothesline. Reed then tried another splash but got distracted by the theory and it gave Gargano time to get up so he could try a hurricane on the top rope. Reed blocked the movement, then attacked Gargano. The referee counted but Theory put Garano’s foot on the bottom rope.
Reed threw Garano at Theory, then he dove into the ropes. Gargano moved but Theory took the full force of the dive. Moments later, Garano hit a pair of superkicks but Reed countered with his own superkicked, then a missed moonsault due to Gargano moving. Gargano hit a pair of One Fina Beat DDT to retain the title.
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– WWE (@WWE) April 9, 2021