In the main event of WWE NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver, Kyle O’Reilly and Adam Cole faced off in an Unsanctioned match. They set up security in the ring to keep both men apart until the match officially got started.
They started out with a hockey fight and then the match spilled out to ringside and several chairs were used around ringside and in the ring. About 10 minutes into the match, Cole was slammed back first onto one of the chairs in the ring. O’Reilly tried to lock him in a submission but Cole rolled out of the ring and O’Reilly nailed him with a running dropkick off the ring apron and onto Cole, who was sitting on a chair at ringside.
Back in the ring, Cole went to grab a chair but O’Reilly punched the chair into Cole’s face. O’Reilly put a chain the ring but Cole caught him and hit a hangman’s neck breaker onto the steel chain. O’Reilly wrapped a chain around his leg and he kicked Cole’s body but Cole countered into a figure four. Both men traded punches and the hold was broken.
Moments later, with O’Reilly positioned on a chair in the corner, Cole hit him with a shining wizard into a near fall. Cole tried to suplex O’Reilly onto steel steps at ringside but O’Reilly countered into a dragon sleeper and a knee to the face. O’Reilly was going to slam Cole onto steel steps but he hesitated and Cole drove him into the barricade but O’Reilly came back with a shot to the face. Both men traded punches on top of the announcer’s table and then O’Reilly suplexed Cole and the table did not break. Cole got up and stumbled behind the barricade are, O’Reilly followed but Cole nailed him in the head with a TV monitor.
Back in the ring, Cole brought out a toolbox. Cole tried to use pliers and a tire iron as weapons but O’Reilly countered with offense. O’Reilly hit a clothesline and brain buster and almost scored a pin fall. O’Reilly wrapped a chain around Cole’s arm and then he applied a triangle choke but Cole was able to grab a tire iron to hit O’Reilly in the ribs and that was enough to break the hold.
They ended up sitting across from each other on chairs in the middle in the ring and they exchanged punches and forearms but Cole hit a low blow. Cole also hit a superkick and then he went for the pin but O’Reilly kicked out. Cole then wrapped a chair around O’Reilly’s neck and the referee tried to talk him out of doing a con-chair-to spot. Cole punched the referee but this allowed O’Reilly some time to recover. Cole then hit the Panama Sunrise but the referee was knocked out so he couldn’t count. Cole slapped the referee around several times as O’Reilly rolled out of the ring and onto the rampway. They continued fighting around ringside.
Back on the ramp, O’Reilly locked in a guillotine submission while Cole was standing and then they crashed through the stage floor. Both men made it back in the ring but O’Reilly fell out of the other side of the ring because he had not recovered after going through the stage earlier. Cole then hit a brain buster onto the steel steps at ringside. The ref finally got up to make 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 ducked and rolled through into a knee submission but Cole punched O’Reilly in the face with the chain.
Cole tried the Panama Sunrise but O’Reilly countered and he dropped Cole across his knee ane he followed up with a running kick and the 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 do a spot off the top rope but Cole got up and nailed O’Reilly in the back of the head with the chair. Cole tried to do something off the top with O’Reilly but O’Reilly hit a low blow and Cole crumbled onto a chair in the ring. O’Reilly wrapped the chain around his leg and then he landed knee first on Cole’s neck. O’Reilly pinned him to win the match.
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