Welcome to the live results watch page for night 1 of WWE NXT TakeOver: Stand and Deliver!
The event will be broadcast with a 7 p.m. ET pre-show on Peacock, but will simulcast at 8 p.m. ET on both Peacock and USA Network just like a regular edition of NXT. It is, nevertheless, being treated as the first half of the pay-per-view, so it will be addressed as such.
Follow along here throughout the show for the results of each match as well as my personal thoughts on everything throughout the night down after the separation bar.
Keep refreshing for new updates, check out the quick results at the top of the page for the winners and chat it up with everyone in the comments as the show goes on!
Quick Hits Results:
- Pre-Show Match: Zoey Stark defeated Toni Storm by pinfall.
- Pete Dunne defeated Kushida by pinfall.
- Gauntlet Eliminator Match: Bronson Reed defeated Cameron Grimes, Dexter Lumis, Isaiah “Swerve” Scott, LA Knight and Leon Ruff
- NXT UK Championship Match: WALTER (c) defeated Tommaso Ciampa by pinfall.
- NXT Tag Team Championship Triple Threat Match: MSK (Nash Carter and Wes Lee) defeated Grizzled Young Veterans (James Drake and Zack Gibson) and Legado Del Fantasma (Joaquin Wilde and Raul Mendoza)
- NXT Women’s Championship Match: Raquel Gonzalez defeated Io Shirai (c) by pinfall.
Author’s POV, Running Commentary & Thoughts:
Pre-Show Coverage and Match: Toni Storm vs. Zoey Stark
- Jimmy Smith is pretty solid as a broadcaster. I’m not familiar with him, so this is all I’ve seen so far, but he feels natural. I wouldn’t mind this guy coming back for future shows and getting a regular spot.
- Tale of the tape is a good thing to do for WALTER vs. Ciampa. It really illustrates how they’re both more than capable of winning, but WALTER is just so much bigger of a mountain to climb.
- They’re giving quite a bit of spotlight to Zoey Stark out of the gate. They must be high on her. So far, from what I’ve seen, she’s not bad.
- Oh wow, they even gave Stark the win. I’m really shocked about that.
- Mickie James is so underutilized. It’s such a shame WWE doesn’t want to use her talents, for whatever reason. They’ve prematurely put her out to pasture in a way and she can still go, still looks amazing and has so much to offer.
Kushida vs. Pete Dunne
- Peacock is a good 5 minutes behind the USA Network feed. That’s not good. It should be in sync or at least just momentarily behind, not even 30 seconds, let alone 5 full minutes.
- Talented guys and they can talk about this being a dream match as much as they want, but I still don’t get the feeling this was the original plan. If it was, WWE didn’t do a good enough job convincing me Kushida was the go-to challenger.
- Fine match, but nothing memorable.
Gauntlet Eliminator Match
- Smart move on Swerve to take the money from Cameron Grimes and team up with him.
- I’m surprised Leon Ruff hasn’t been eliminated yet. I would have thought he’d be the first gone.
- Big man Bronson Reed has been out of this match for a loooong time. He’s bound to come back in soon, right?
- Or, maybe he’ll be taken out again pretty quickly by Dexter Lumis.
- I completely missed Leon Ruff’s elimination during that entrance, by the way. Bad timing.
- Whoever put this match together definitely likes the idea of Reed being put on the sidelines. It’s all he’s really done in this match, something like five times.
- Lumis was the one I assumed would win, so I’m surprised he was not only taken out in general, but also the second eliminated. For that matter, LA Knight being eliminated right after and seemingly starting a feud with Lumis isn’t what I imagined. I’m curious why they decided to build this Gargano/Lumis thing and Knight/Reed just to switch things up.
- There goes Cameron Grimes, by Swerve. Having Swerve and Reed together is a potential callback to their feud that didn’t really go too far.
- Now that Reed has won, I’m starting to second guess my prediction that Gargano is retaining the title tomorrow night.
NXT UK Championship Match
- I’m really hoping this surpasses WALTER vs. Ilja Dragunov. Let’s go.
- OUCH! That loud bang when WALTER chopped the commentary table. Yikes. He split the top of it.
- I love the story of the injured hand. That’s great. It gives Ciampa something to work on and WALTER has one of his biggest tools taken away from him, but it’s also not something that completely incapacitates him.
- Ciampa’s pulling a Pete Dunne here focusing on pulling WALTER’s fingers.
- The best version of Ciampa, in my mind, is the one who scratches and claws during his matches and does whatever it takes to win.
- Okay, I actually laughed out loud with the way WALTER twisted Ciampa’s neck there since I wasn’t expecting it and it looked a little silly to me, but I like the idea behind it.
- Great match, as expected.
NXT Tag Team Championship Triple Threat Match
- I’m rooting for Legado Del Fantasma. How about you? For the record, I’d be happy with any of these teams winning as I like them all.
- NICE double team with Raul Mendoza and Joaquin Wilde jumping to the outside. That was sweet.
- MSK is definitely getting the spotlight here. All the more reason to think they will win.
- Ooooh Wes Lee’s head and neck landed weird with the way Zack Gibson dropped him there.
- I didn’t expect Lee to kick out of Legado’s pin after all that hooplah.
- Good on MSK. This was the logical next step after they had won the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic tournament. I enjoyed the match a lot, too.
NXT Women’s Championship Match
- Power and size against speed and agility. Exactly how it should be.
- That was definitely a three-count…
- I like that this is an even contest, rather than a squash by any means. If it had just been Gonzalez destroying Shirai, it would be less entertaining and I think it would have put a little too much weight to the start of her run (assuming she wins, naturally…it’s not over yet.)
- I dig Shirai jumping off the skull. Neat.
- Good match, minus that pinfall botch.
Stay tuned to the live post-show podcast immediately following the show for my full review of the event in more detail.
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