Finn Balor put his NXT Championship on the line at WWE NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver. This was inserted into the semi-main event slot because they wanted the unauthorized match to continue last.
Balor acted like he didn’t take things seriously because he was smiling after being bet by Kross in the opening minutes of the game. It backfired on Kross, but Balor outmaneuvered him and Kross charged into the ring post as Balor got out of the way.
Moments later Balor got Kross in an armband submission, Kross tried to counter but Balor countered and Kross’s arm hyperextended. Balor also worked on Kross ribs until Kross hit back with a kick to the stomach. Kross almost fell after hitting an electric bomb. Kross continued to hold his ribs throughout the game. Balor retaliated with his knees against the body and a double kick to the chest, followed by a kick to the chest.
Late in the match, Balor hit the Coup de Grace at the top, but Kross sent off and then locked himself in the straitjacket submission. Balor broke free and hit another double stomp. Balor locked himself in an abdominal stretch submission but Kross broke free and nailed Balor with repeated hits to the back of the head, followed by a German suplex and Doomsday Saito suplex. Kross nailed Balor to the back of the head and pinned him to win the title
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– WWE (@WWE) April 9, 2021