NXT Takeover Set Matches

03/19/2021

NXT Takeover: Stand & Deliver is an upcoming event that will feature an all star caliber NXT superstars.  It will be the 34th NXT Takeover event and the first to take place over the span of two nights.  The event is scheduled for April 7 and 8.  On April 7, the event will air on the USA Network.  On April 8, the event will be aired on Peacock's WWE Network.  Here are the following match cards:

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NXT Championship - Finn Balor (C) vs Karrion Kross w/ Scarlett.

Balor and Kross could not work as tag team partners after Balor dropkicked Lorcan into Scarlett outside the ring.  After the match, Kross brutalized Balor.  The opportunity for the two to win the tag team titles is all gone.  The focus is the main event of Takeover.  Scarlett ended the NXT show with this quote - "Everything happens for a reason.  You can't escape fate."

North American Championship - Johnny Gargano (C) vs. Dexter Lumis

Lumis has his eyes on the NA title.  He was able to defeat Austin Theory by putting him out for the win.  Gargano was not at NXT this week.  Therefore, expect Lumis to sneak up on Gargano and formulate a match for Takeover.  

Adam Cole vs Kyle O"Reilly

The two superstars are setting up the most brutal match of all time.  Cole and O"Reilly have elevated their storyline that could turn out to be a no hold barred match.  This is the match you want to pay close attention too.  This is a bad break up from what used to be the Undisputed Era.  

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The Undisputed Cruiserweight Championship

Santos Escobar (C) vs. Jordan Devlin (C)

Devlin won the cruiserweight title on January 25, 2020 at NXT Worlds Collide, in a fatal 4 way match.  Then-Angel Garza champion, Isaiah "Swerve" Scott and Travis Banks fell short to take the title.  Devlin defeated Kushida twice, and Lio Rush.  However, once the coronavirus pandemic shutdown the world, Devlin had to quarantine and remain in the U.K.  

Since Devlin could not defend the title in the U.S., a cruiserweight championship tournament was created.  Santos Escobar defeated Akira Tozawa and then Drake Maverick to win the NXT Cruiserweight Championship.  He has defended the title five times with success.  His last match was a non-title match as he squared off against Karrion Kross.  Escobar took the defeat but was proud to stand up and fight the animal. 

Now, both Devlin and Escobar will handle their business at Takeover as to who will be the undisputed champion.  

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NXT Women's Championship - Io Shirai (C) vs. Raquel Gonzalez

Shirai demanded Gonzalez to accept her challenge at Takeover.  Shirai continued to say that Raquel is one of the best superstars.  This is why the champion wants to challenge her and put the belt on the line.  The match is a long time coming.  

As for Raquel, she is considered the top women in NXT after defeating Rhea Ripley's last match in NXT in a last woman standing match.  

NXT UK Champion Walter vs. Tommaso Ciampa

Walter's appearance shocked the universe as social media trended all over the world.  Walter returns to the U.S. with a goal to demolish Ciampa.  Imperium has been united and they are dangerous.  

LA Knight vs. Bronson Reed

NXT Tag Team Championship Lorcan & Burch vs MSK