“Absolutely Brutal” – Triple H Reacts to The Wild Unsanctioned Match Between Adam Cole and Kyle O’Reilly at NXT TakeOver

Published 04/09/2021, 7:30 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 11: WWE Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events and Creative Paul “Triple H” Levesque speaks at a WWE news conference at T-Mobile Arena on October 11, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was announced that WWE wrestler Braun Strowman will face heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury and WWE champion Brock Lesnar will take on former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez at the WWE’s Crown Jewel event at Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on October 31. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


NXT TakeOver: Stand and Deliver night 2 offered some real action for the fans to enjoy. The main event featured the unsanctioned match between Adam Cole and Kyle O’Reilly. Executive Producer of NXT, Triple H, was thrilled to spectate the match, and he didn’t shy away from showering his appreciation.

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The main event match between the former members of The Undisputed Era offered the right amount of fierce rivalry and action, which is necessary to end the event on a high note. The 34th edition of the TakeOver was special, as it was the first time in its history that the event was organized over two nights.

While other bouts and challenges provided a well-baked cake to the audience, Adam and Kylie offered the perfect icing on the cake. The Game claimed he couldn’t have asked for a better ending to the second night.

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Many alongside Triple H praised the match

The match began with hefty blows from either side. No one was ready to leave the ground for the opponent. Although everyone expected a fierce rivalry, little did anyone know that it would exceed everyone’s expectations.

Cole dominated the ring in time, and O’Rilley was looking clueless. However, after a heated exchange, specifically Cole’s claim of O’Rilley being ungrateful, fired up the American’s vigor.

After some offenses, a triangle choke from Kyle O’Reilly would’ve been critical for Cole. However, he was able to grab a tire iron quickly and evaded the hold.

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Cole hit a Panama Sunrise, but Cole knocked the referee out prior to the move. This was an opportunity missed by Cole, which he’d regret later on in the match.

O’Reilly made a comeback with Last Shot delivered on Cole’s neck. Then, he was able to wrap the chain and brought Cole down. The ultimate count of three from the referee indicated Kylie O’Reilly’s victory against Adam Cole.

The match was enthralling, to say the least. Both the wrestlers had equal chances in claiming the victory. However, O’ Rilley was able to capitalize on the advantage. Therefore, he could taste the sweet flavor of victory.

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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