NXT TakeOver Full Results: Shocking Title Change, Adam Cole and Kyle O’Reilly’s Brutal War and More

Published 04/09/2021, 2:17 AM EDT


Day 2 of NXT TakeOver: Stand and Deliver has wrapped up tonight (8/4/21). After the first night, the expectations were a lot higher. Here, we will take a look at whether the event actually lived up to its name on night 2 as well.

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There were a total of seven (including the pre-show) matches in the event, and almost every NXT title was defended. The show ended in an unsanctioned brawl between former Undisputed Era members Adam Cole and Kyle O’Reilly.

#6 Breezango vs. Killian Dain & Drake Maverick (No. 1 contenders match)

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Dain secured an early advantage over Breezango before Maverick gave it away in this pre-show match. This happened quite a few times as Breezango dominated him.

In the end, it was Killian who made the save after a tag. After a combination of Samoan Drop and fall-away suplex, Dain power bombed Maverick over Breeze and got the win.

#5 Cruiserweight Championship Santos Escobar (c) vs. Jordan Devlin (c) (Ladder Match)

In the match between the interim and current cruiserweight champion, a lot of highflying took place. Early on, Devlin almost won the match following a monkey flip from the ladder but had to stop as Escobar countered him.

Following this, he did a huge moonsault from the tallest ladder into Escobar. But Legado Del Fantasma interrupted and threw him from the ladder before attacking him.

Both the men then started climbing up to capture the titles. Escobar threw Devlin off his ladder and also sent him crashing into another. Escobar got both the titles and became the undisputed cruiserweight champion.

#4 Women’s Tag Team Championship Shotzi Blackheart & Ember Moon (c) vs. The Way:

For their first PPV title defense, Shotzi and Ember faced Indi Hartwell and Candice LeRae. The Way dominated Shotzi for a while before she made a tag to Ember. All the women were sent crashing down following a big Tower of Doom.

After some brawl, The Way continued to dominate Blackheart for a near fall. Towards the end, Moon came off the top rope with a double Eclipse, and Blackheart hit a senton on Hartwell to score the pin and retain the titles.

#3 North American Championship Johnny Gargano (c) vs. Bronson Reed:

Gargano had an early opening as he damaged Reed’s ribs. He shoved him to the announce table and exploited it with a knee to the mid-section. Reed came through with a power slam and followed it up with a spinning chokeslam.

Reed hit a Jagged Edge for a near fall. They traded offenses before Reed went to the top rope for another near fall with a Razor’s Edge. Reed again went to the top rope but was interrupted by Austin Theory long enough to Gargano with a top-rope Rana.

The contender then hit a powerbomb for a near fall. Austin put Gargano’s feet on the ropes to break the pin. Finally, Gargano hit One Final Beat twice to score the pin and keep his title.

#2 NXT Championship Finn Balor (c) vs. Karrion Kross:

Both men had a battle of strength and perseverance. Kross briefly dominated Balor only for the NXT Champion to lock in an armbar following it with a hammerlock.

Balor also attacked Kross’s midsection before Kross broke it off with a powerbomb. Balor kept elbowing Kross’s midsection and hit a coupe de grace. Kross immediately broke it off into a chokehold, but Balor broke through and attacked the ribs a bit more.

Balor locked in another submission, but Kross broke it to deliver a series of forearms to the back of the head before a Doomsday Saito suplex. Kross followed it up with two big forearms and won back the NXT Championship he never lost in the ring.

#1 Adam Cole vs. Kyle O’Reilly (Unsanctioned Match)

The match didn’t have a title on the line, but it had both of the superstars’ reputations in question. The match quickly went outside the ring as both men started brawling. O’Reilly locked in an armbar and drove Cole through the barricades, but Cole came through.

He ran down O’Reilly with a neck breaker and the latter also came through. Cole used a chain for a clothesline and a backstabber. He continued with a German suplex and a follow-up shining wizard for a near-fall.

Cole set up the steel steps for some more offense, but O’Reilly had him in a guillotine choke and sent him through the announce table. Before going back to the ring, Cole hit O’Reilly with a TV.

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Both men traded strikes before Cole wrapped a steel chair around O’Reilly’s neck. The referee tried to stop Cole, but the latter knocked the referee out. Cole would have gotten the win following a Panama sunrise, but because of his own deeds, there was no one to count the pin.

The men battled it out on the steel ramps, and O’Reilly put his former friend into a Guillotine Lock. Cole broke it off as he slammed Kyle into steel steps. After some more back and forth, O’Reilly drove a chain-wrapped knee into Cole, who was lying on a chair, to secure the win.

Quite an eventful night! Let us know your favorite moments from the PPV below.

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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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