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WWE NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver (night 1): live coverage

WWE NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver
April 7, 2021
Capitol Wrestling Center (WWE Performance Center)
Orlando, FL

We are live with ongoing coverage of NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver (Night 1). This is NXT’s biggest show of the year and this marks NXT’s final time opposing AEW Dynamite. Tonight’s show will air on both the USA Network and Peacock. The feed on Peacock will air without commercials.

As always, please refresh this page for updated results or click here if you are not seeing results immediately after every match.

Pre-Show

Mickie James and Vic Joseph provided commentary for the pre-show and there were more fans in attendance. The dividers were removed but fans are still required to wear masks.

Toni Storm vs. Zoey Stark
This was a back-and-forth basic (but solid) wrestling match for the first several minutes. The pace picked up about 8 minutes in when Stark nailed a superplex off the top rope. Late in the match, Stark hit a flurry of offense including forearms, a German suplex and a running kick to the face. This lead to a very close near fall. Storm fought back by putting Stark up on her shoulders and dropping her face first into a pin attempt. Stark came back with a kick to the face and another pin attempt. Storm came back with consecutive German suplexes and then she tried the Storm Zero but Stark countered and rolled up and pinned Storm.

There was a backstage interview with MSK.

Main Card

The main show started with Nia Strauss playing “America The Beautiful” on her guitar.

Pete Dunne vs. KUSHIDA
KUSHIDA got the early start with some quick offense and then they rolled around until KUSHIDA locked in an armbar that Dunne countered his way out of. The action eventually spilled onto the rampway and KUSHIDA gave himself a running start to nail Dunne with a kick to the head. As they got back in the ring, Dunne locked in a submission but KUSHIDA countered into a key lock.  Dunne broke out and then he did his finger break spot but KUSHIDA countered into a cradle DDT. There was a crazy back and forth sequence that lasted 40 seconds or so with submission attempts into strikes by both men. At around 15 minutes in, Dunne won with the Bitter End. Excellent match.

Six-Man Gauntlet Eliminator – winner faces 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 got started while they were on commercial break on the USA Network. Bronson Reed was the next person to enter the match, followed by Cameron Grimes. Up next was Dexter Lumis and then LA Knight. Knight cut a promo on his way to the ring but he was cut short because he was attacked by Reed.

Ruff was eliminated by Swerve while Lumis was making his way to the ring. Lumis and Knight were the next two to be eliminated. Grimes was eliminated 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 taking Reed off the top rope and dropping him back first on the ring apron. Reed followed up with a 450 splash on Reed in the ring but Reed barely kicked out of the pin attempt. Reed won the match with the splash off the top so it will be Reed challenging Gargano tomorrow night for the North American Championship.

NXT United Kingdom Championship
WALTER vs. Tommaso Ciampa

This was everything you would expect with them with lots of mat wrestling, stiff chops and high-impact moves. They did a spot with WALTER missing a chop on Ciampa by the announce table. WALTER’s hand ended up breaking the announce table cover. At one point, Ciampa hit somewhere around two dozen clotheslines on WALTER and couldn’t knock him off his feet. WALTER hit back with a shop and then Ciampa finally knocked him down with another clothesline. Ciampa came close to winning after hitting the Fairy Tale Ending but WALTER kicked out and then he took over on offense.

Ciampa eventually turned things around with an armbar submission and punches to the head. Ciampa had another chance to win after hitting a Death Valley Driver off the second rope but WALTER kicked out of the pin attempt. WALTER won the match after hitting a nasty bear chop to the chest.

Bronson Reed was interviewed backstage and he was confronted by Johnny Gargano.

NXT Tag Team Championship – Triple Threat Match
MSK vs. Grizzled Young Veterans vs. Legado Del Fantasma

This was a wild high-flying daredevil match that had so much action that made it hard to keep up with.

The pace was off the charts in the final minutes of the match. At one point it looked like Legado Del Fantasma had the match won with a close near fall on Wes Lee. The Grizzled Young Vets hit a Doomsday Device on one of the Legado members at ringside.

Lee pinned Gibson to win the title for his team in a Match of the Year contender.

NXT Women’s Championship
Io Shirai vs. Raquel Gonzalez

There was a lot of back and forth action, including a dive through the ropes from Shirai onto Gonzalez. Dakota Kai attacked Shirai and the referee caught it so Kai was kicked out to the backstage area. Shirai took out Gonzalez with a moonsault off the ring onto the floor but Gonzalez came back at her by lawn darting Shirai into the ring post.

Late in the match, Shirai did a crazy dive off the top of the set onto Gonzalez. The match continued for several minutes until Gonzalez got the win with the powerbomb.






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