A jam-packed NXT on Wednesday night saw four new matches announced for the upcoming two-night NXT TakeOver: Stand And Deliver.
The WWE United Kingdom Championship is set to be defended for only the third time at a US TakeOver. The longest-reigning UK Champion WALTER will defend the title against Tomasso Ciampa. Ciampa challenged WALTER after the ‘Ring General’ defeated Drake Maverick. WALTER and his Imperium teammates then attacked Ciampa, leaving him laying. WWE have confirmed that this title match will take place on night 1 of Stand And Deliver, Wednesday the 7th of April.
Adam Cole and Kyle O’Reilly will square off as the Undisputd Era explodes at TakeOver. O’Reilly and Cole have developed a blood feud after Cole shocked the world by superkicking his former teammate at NXT TakeOver: Vengeance Day. The two men will meet in an Unsanctioned Match after William Regal confirmed that O’Reilly was not officially medically cleared to compete. The stipulation means WWE will not be liable for what happens to either men in what is sure to be a brutal encounter.
New NXT Tag Team Champions Will Be Crowned
New NXT Tag Team Champions will be crowned at NXT TakeOver: Stand And Deliver. Danny Burch and Oney lorcan were forced to vacate the titles after Burch suffered a shoulder injury. The winners of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic MSK will face the beaten finalists the Grizzled Young Veterans – James Drake and Zack Gibson. These two teams will be joined by Legado Del Fantasma – Raul Mendoza and Joaquin Wilde – in a triple threat tag team match.
Johnny Gargano’s NXT North American Title will be on the line on night 2 of the event. Gargano will face the winner of a six-man gauntlet match to be held on night 1. The participants of that match will be determined by a Battle Royal next week on NXT television. The participants in that are: Dexter Lumis, Pete Dunne, Roderick Strong, LA Knight, Cameron Grimes, Bronson Reed, Leon Ruff, Tyler Rust, Isaiah Scott, Jake Atlas, and Austin Theory.
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A stipulation has been added to the Cruiserweight Title Unification match between Jordan Devlin and Santos Escobar. After Devlin defeated Kushida, he was then confronted by Escobar. Shawn Michaels made his way to the ring and simply slid a ladder between the two men. The Heartbreak Kid was part of an Intercontinental Championship unification match at WrestleMania X. Michaels and Razor Ramon put on a legendary ladder match that is still revered to this day.
The current line up for NXT TakeOver: Stand And Deliver is:
Night One – Wednesday 7th April
Io Shirai (c) vs. Raquel Gonzalez – NXT Women’s Championship
WALTER (c) vs. Tommaso Ciampa – NXT United Kingdom Championship
MSK vs. Grizzled Young Veterans vs. Legado Del Fantasma – NXT Tag Team Championship
Gauntlet match to determine the Number One contender to the North American Championship
Night Two – Thursday 8th April
Finn Balor (c) vs. Karrion Kross – NXT Championship
Adam Cole vs. Kyle O’Reilly – Unsanctioned Match
Jordan Devlin (c) vs. Santos Escobar – Cruiserweight Championship Unification Ladder Match
Johnny Gargano (c) vs. TBD – NXT North American Championship