In the main event of WWE NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver, Kyle O’Reilly and Adam Cole faced off in an unauthorized match. They set up ring security to keep the two men apart until the official start of the match.
They started with a hockey fight, then the match took place at ringside and several chairs were used around the ring and in the ring. About 10 minutes into the match, Cole was the first to be sent back to one of the chairs in the ring. O’Reilly tried to lock him into a submission but Cole rolled out of the ring and O’Reilly nailed him with a dropkick running over the ring apron and onto Cole, who was sitting in a ring edge chair .
Back in the ring, Cole went to grab a chair but O’Reilly punched her in the face. O’Reilly put a chain on the ring but Cole grabbed it and hit an executioner’s neckbreaker on the steel chain. O’Reilly wrapped a chain around his leg and he kicked Cole’s body but Cole quadruple countered. The two exchanged punches and the grip was broken.
Moments later, with O’Reilly positioned on a chair in the corner, Cole hit him with a shining wizard in a nearby drop. Cole tried to suplex O’Reilly on steel steps at ringside, but O’Reilly hit back with a dragon sleeper and a knee to the face. O’Reilly was about to slam Cole onto steel steps but he hesitated and Cole pushed him into the barricade but O’Reilly came back with a bullet in the face. The two traded punches on the announcer’s table, then O’Reilly suplexed Cole and the table didn’t break. Cole stood up and stumbled behind the barricade, O’Reilly followed him but Cole nailed him in the head with a TV screen.
Back in the ring, Cole pulled out a toolbox. Cole attempted to use tongs and an iron as weapons but O’Reilly retaliated by offending. O’Reilly hit a clothesline and brain buster and almost fell a pin. O’Reilly wrapped a chain around Cole’s arm, then applied a triangle choke, but Cole managed to grab a tire iron to hit O’Reilly in the ribs and that was enough to break the grip.
They ended up sitting across from each other on chairs in the middle of the ring and they traded punches and forearms but Cole hit a low blow. Cole also hit a superkick, then he went for the pin, but O’Reilly kicked out. Cole then wrapped a chair around O’Reilly’s neck and the ref tried to talk him out of making a con-chair-to-spot. Cole hit the ref but it gave O’Reilly some time to recover. Cole then hit the Panama Sunrise but the ref was knocked out so he couldn’t count. Cole slapped the referee several times as O’Reilly exited the ring and headed for the ramp. They continued to fight around the ring.
Back on the ramp, O’Reilly locked himself in a guillotine submission while Cole was standing, then they crashed across the floor of the stage. Both men returned to the ring but O’Reilly fell to the other side of the ring as he had not recovered after crossing the stage earlier. Cole then hit a brain defender on the steel steps at ringside. The referee finally stood up to do a count in the ring as Cole tried to finish off O’Reilly. Cole tried to hit the running knee but O’Reilly collapsed. Cole tried again but O’Reilly dodged and rolled into a knee submission but Cole hit O’Reilly in the face with the chain.
Cole tried the Panama Sunrise but O’Reilly blocked and he dropped Cole on his knee and he followed with a running kick and Last Shot knee to the back of the head. Cole kicked out of the pin attempt. O’Reilly wrapped a chair around Cole’s leg so he could make a spot on the top rope but Cole stood up and nailed O’Reilly to the back of his head with the chair. Cole tried to do something high with O’Reilly but O’Reilly struck a low blow and Cole collapsed on a chair in the ring. O’Reilly wrapped the chain around his leg, then he rested his knee first on Cole’s neck. O’Reilly pinned him down to win the game.
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– WWE NXT (@WWENXT) April 9, 2021
– WWE (@WWE) April 9, 2021
– WWE NXT (@WWENXT) April 9, 2021