Fans in Awe After Technical Masterpiece Between Pete Dunne and Kushida at NXT TakeOver: Stand and Deliver

Published 04/07/2021, 9:30 PM EDT


Night 1 of NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver opened with an instant classic between Pete Dunne and Kushida. The match had no special stipulations. It was just another traditional match, and both men showed why they’re technical wizards of the squared circle. The match had some innovative moves and moments that left us wanting more. Not just us, but fans too!

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Pete Dunne and Kushida leave fans wanting for more at NXT TakeOver!

The ‘Bruserweight’ and the ‘Time Splitter’ simply stole the show right from the get-go. They complimented each other superbly, and it showed in their work in the ring. Fans across the globe voiced their opinion on the Pete Dunne-Kushida match on Twitter. And it’s safe to say, everyone loved it.

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Another Twitter user pointed out how Kushida-san helps in elevating stars. But he did so citing the example of Kushida and Kenny Omega’s matches in NJPW in 2015. Well, we don’t disagree either!

Dunne and Kushida raise the bar!

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Both men stunned fans across the globe with their match. The storytelling was simple, and they really played onto it. In fact, another user praised the match and added how he would’ve preferred having the match end with submission after the story they told in the ring. We guess this will happen soon!

Pete Dunne and Kushida put on an instant classic tonight. Yes, Dunne may have walked out with the victory this time around, but we’re sure Kushida will look to even the score. After all, do you’ll really think these two technical wizards won’t square off again after a show-stealer?

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Ishan Chavan

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Ishan Chavan is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Being a Journalism graduate, Ishan has over six years of experience in the Media Production Industry, having worked with Viacom 18's streaming platform, Voot. A wrestling fan since childhood, Ishan's favorite wrestlers are Daniel Bryan, AJ Styles, and Chris Jericho as he feels these three have the perfect blend of wrestling and promo skills, especially Jericho.

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