NXT aims to put on the best show this WrestleMania weekend, and they’ve served up a delight. Get ready for two nights of the most exciting match-ups in NXT history. From dream matches to grudge matches to title matches, this is the full card for NXT Takeover: Stand & Deliver.
The first night of Takeover will feature some fast-paced, high-flying action in the six-man gauntlet eliminator match. Six of NXT’s talented superstars will battle for a North American Championship opportunity and a date with Johnny Gargano. Leon Ruff, Isiah Scott, Bronson Reed, LA Knight, Dexter Lumis and Cameron Grimes are the participants.
On the recent episode of NXT, William Regal booked an international dream match that had fans salivating. The master of British Strong Style, Pete Dunne, will face the technical wizard Kushida. Expect this match to blow the roof of the Capitol Wrestling Center.
After Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch vacated the titles because of injury, three of NXT’s best teams will clash for the vacant titles. Dusty Cup winners will face the team they beat in the finals, Grizzled Young Veterans and the team they beat in the semifinals, Legado Del Fantasma.
In a true US vs UK dream match, the reigning NXT UK Champion Walter will defend his title against NXT’s resident gatekeeper, Tommaso Ciampa. The longest reigning UK Champion chopped Ciampa’s heart out on NXT. At Takeover, Ciampa aims to exact revenge, and take what means the most to Walter, his title.
Finally, the main event of Night 1 will see Io Shirai put her NXT Women’s Championship on the line against Raquel Gonzalez. Gonzalez has been the most dominant superstar in NXT since Shayna Baszler, and maybe Shirai’s title reign is due for a crushing end.
If Night 1 looks like a PPV of the Year contender, wait till you see the matches set for Night 2. To kick us off, the brand new NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions Ember Moon and Shotzi Blackheart will defend their titles against The Way. Candice Le Rae and Indi Hartwell are the favourites to become the third team to hold the brand new belts within a month.
Because of the pandemic, Jordan Devlin left NXT and returned to his home, where he remained the Cruiserweight Champion. He refused to relinquish the belt, forcing WWE to crown a new champion. Now, Devlin’s back and wants to be recognised as the only Cruiserweight Champion.
Unfortunately, Santos Escobar won’t let that happen. He and Devlin meet in a ladder match to determine the Undisputed NXT Cruiserweight Champion. Johnny Gargano will defend his title against the winner of the gauntlet eliminator match. Dexter Lumis is touted as a favourite.
The hottest storyline in NXT will lead through Takeover. Adam Cole and Kyle O’Reilly will meet in an Unsanctioned match. One can expect this match to be incredibly violent and emotional with superb storytelling.
Finally, Karrion Kross will get his shot at the title he never lost. He faces Finn Balor for the NXT Championship in the main event of Night 2. Will Kross regain the title, or will Balor’s reign continue?
NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver comes your way on Wednesday, April 7 at 8/7 C on USA Network and streaming only on Peacock in the U.S. and on WWE Network everywhere else. Night 2 is on Thursday, April 8 at 8/7 C, streaming on Peacock and WWE Network.