WWE NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver
April 7, 2021
Capitol Wrestling Center (WWE Performance Center)
We’re live with continued coverage of NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver (Night 1). This is NXT’s biggest show of the year, and it’s the last time NXT goes against AEW Dynamite. Tonight’s show will air on both USA Network and Peacock. The stream on Peacock will air without commercials.
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Mickie James and Vic Joseph commented on the pre-show and there were more fans in attendance. Dividers have been removed but fans still need to wear masks.
Toni Storm vs. Zoey Stark
It was a basic (but solid) two-way wrestling match for the first few minutes. The pace picked up about 8 minutes when Stark nailed a superplex on the top rope. Late in the match, Stark hit an attacking wave that included forearms, a German suplex, and a kick to the face. This led to a very near near fall. Storm retaliated by putting Stark on his shoulders and dropping his face first in an attempt to pin. Stark returned with a kick to the face and another attempt at a pin. Storm came back with back-to-back German suplexes, then she tried the Storm Zero but Stark countered and rolled and pinned Storm.
There was a behind-the-scenes interview with MSK.
The main show started with Nia Strauss playing “America The Beautiful” on her guitar.
Pete Dunne vs. KUSHIDA
KUSHIDA started early with a quick attack, then they rolled until KUSHIDA locked an armband which Dunne blocked her way. The action eventually spilled onto the ramp and KUSHIDA kicked himself to nail Dunne with a kick to the head. When they returned to the ring, Dunne locked up a submission but KUSHIDA fired back in a key lock. Dunne busted then he made his finger fracture point but KUSHIDA countered in a DDT cradle. There was a crazy back and forth that lasted about 40 seconds with attempts to submit to the strikes of the two men. At about 15 minutes away, Dunne won with the Bitter End. Excellent match.
Six-Man Gauntlet Eliminator – winner will face North American Champion on Night 2
Leon Ruff vs. Isaiah “Swerve” Scott vs. Bronson Reed vs. Cameron Grimes vs. Dexter Lumis vs. LA Knight
Ruff and Swerve started off while on a commercial break on the US network. Bronson Reed was the next person to enter the game, followed by Cameron Grimes. Then there was Dexter Lumis and then LA Knight. Knight cut a promo on his way to the ring, but was interrupted because he was attacked by Reed.
Ruff was knocked out by Swerve as Lumis made his way to the ring. Lumis and Knight were the next two to be eliminated. Grimes was knocked out by Scott (with a handful of tights) so the last two were Reed and Scott. There was a sick spot towards the end of the match with Scott lifting Reed off the top rope and dropping him first onto the ring apron. Reed called with a 450 splash on Reed in the ring but Reed barely sent off the pin attempt. Reed won the match with the splash at the top, so it will be Reed who will challenge the Gargano tomorrow night for the North American Championship.
UK NXT Championship
WALTER v Tommaso Ciampa
It was everything you expected with them with lots of mat wrestling, stiff chops and high impact moves. They made a spot with WALTER missing a chop on Ciampa by the announcement table. WALTER’s hand ended up breaking the cover of the announcement table. At one point, Ciampa hit about two dozen clotheslines on WALTER and couldn’t knock him down. WALTER fought back with a store, then Ciampa eventually knocked him down with another clothesline. Ciampa nearly won after hitting the end of the fairytale, but WALTER sent off and then took over on the offensive.
Ciampa ultimately turned things around with an armband submission and punches to the head. Ciampa had another chance to win after hitting a Death Valley pilot on the second string, but WALTER kicked out the pin attempt. WALTER won the match after hitting an ugly bear chop in the chest.
Bronson Reed was interviewed behind the scenes and he was confronted by Johnny Gargano.
NXT Tag Team Championship – Triple Threat Match
MSK vs. Grizzled Young Veterans vs. Legado Del Fantasma
It was a top-flight, wild daredevil match that had so much action it was hard to keep up.
The pace was out of the ordinary in the closing minutes of the match. At one point, it looked like Legado Del Fantasma had won the match with a fall close to Wes Lee. The young grizzly veterans hit a Doomsday device on one of the Legado members at ringside.
Lee pinned Gibson to win his team’s title in Game of the Year contender.
NXT Women’s Championship
Io Shirai vs. Raquel Gonzalez
There was a lot of back-and-forth including diving into the ropes from Shirai to Gonzalez. Dakota Kai attacked Shirai and the ref caught him, so Kai was kicked backstage. Shirai took Gonzalez out with a ring moonsault on the ground but Gonzalez came back on her pushing Shirai into the ring post.
At the end of the match, Shirai took a crazy dive from the top of the board on Gonzalez. The match continued for several minutes until Gonzalez claimed the victory with the powerbomb.