NXT Stand & Deliver took place on April 1st over WrestleMania 39 weekend and saw several major changes in both the men’s and women’s divisions. The fallout from the event continued as a huge heel turn went down on the April 4th edition of the show.
In the main event of Stand & Deliver Carmelo Hayes challenged Bron Breakker for the NXT Championship. The two stars made history as the youngest performers to wrestle for the title.
In the lead-up to the match, Hayes repeatedly told Breakker that he was going to dethrone him as the face of the promotion. Hayes lived up to his promise and defeated the second-generation superstar.
However, the win did not come without controversy. During the match, Hayes’ hype man Trick Williams was ejected from ringside for interfering in the action.
Toward the end of the match, Breakker hit a huge spear that took out both his opponent and the referee. While the official was down the champ locked in the Recliner, which forced Hayes to tap out.
As Breakker looked for the ref to call the match, Williams returned and took advantage of the situation and struck Breakker from behind with the title.
Unaware of the interference, Hayes climbed to the top turnbuckle and delivered the Nothing But Net diving leg drop to score the win and become the new champion.
Following the match, the former champ showed the utmost respect to his successor and presented him with the title. The new champion reciprocated the gesture and they showed mutual appreciation to one another.
Bron Breakker Turns On WWE NXT Champion Carmelo Hayes
Following his victory Carmelo Hayes came to the ring to celebrate on the latest edition of the show. During his commemorative speech, he asked Breakker to join him. The former champion entered the ring while the new champ thanked him for all her had to elevate the brand.
Breakker responded to Hayes wishing him luck as champion before celebrating with him. However, the celebrations didn’t last long as Breakker took out Hayes with a huge clothesline before destroying him and Williams to close out the show.
The show was also notable for sections of the crowd chanting for Vince McMahon to be fired.