It’s WrestleMania Stop and Deliver, the NXT pay-per-view payment for WrestleMania in the week of 2021, is the first time ever in two nights. It’s night 1 and NBC’s Peacock, while Night 2 will be exclusive to Peacock. It’s Peacock, not the WWE network., so why couldn’t there be an NXT TakeOver?
Io Shirai defending her NXT women’s championship against Raquel González is the Night 1 title, and there are also Walter against Tommaso Ciampa who are looking forward to it.
Return to this page from 17:00 PT / 20:00 ET, as I will update the results and analysis of NXT TakeOver: Stand and Deliver Night 1.
Match gloves for 6 people
A shot-by-shot match at the North American Championship follows.
Isaiah “Swerve” Scott attacked Leon Ruff before the match started, but Ruff got the advantage before returning Swerve to the ring. The match then started when we were returning from a commercial break. They wrestle for a few minutes, including a wicked flying cutter from Ruff to Scott from the speaker’s desk, before a third man, Bronson Reed, enters the competition.
Pete Dunn collects Kushida
The dissatisfaction of Pete Dunn and Kushide opened the show. It opened fantastically, with great wrestling and pleasant punches, and was won by Pete Dunn after hitting the Bitter End at Kushida.
It started hot, and Kushida headed for the flying barn straight off the stick. That set the tone for much of the action: The two of them were trying to get out wrestle each other during. There were constant attempts at surrender and surrender counters. A great place came when Dunn tried to jump Kimura’s lock on Kushida, only for Kushida to oppose her own Kimura. Later, Kushida tried the same move on Dunn – Kimura jumping, or in his case Hoverboard Lock – but Dunn grabbed the ropes with his free hand. Kushida then switched and attacked that arm with a Hoverboard Lock. Great place.
Not only were they submissions, but they also contained a lot of punches. They both tried to weaken the other’s arms – since they were very hot in this attack – so frequent blows to the elbows, arms and shoulders were frequent. Dunn also used his joint manipulation attacks a lot, and there was a brawl on the entrance ramp that saw Kushida nail his elbow to the springboard with the ropes.
The finish followed after Dunn stepped on both of Kushida’s hands. Kushida fueled and punched Dunn, but was then stunned by this injured hand. Dunn then struck the Bitter End with a needle.
Grade: 3.75 stars.