‘NXT TAKEOVER: STAND & DELIVER NIGHT 1’ Recap + Review – Shirai vs. Gonzalez, WALTER vs. Ciampa

DATE: April 7, 2021
VENUE: Capitol Wrestling Center (Orlando, FL)
COMMENTATORS: Vic Joseph, Wade Barrett, & Beth Phoenix
VIEWING METHOD: Peacock (Livestream)

Night 1 of NXT TakeOver features the Women’s Championship in the main event as Io Shirai defends against Raquel Gonzalez. Also on the show WALTER defends his NXT UK Championship against Tommaso Ciampa, new Tag Team Champions are crowned, and a #1 contender to the North American Championship is decided for tomorrow night. If they can’t win their final Wednesday Night “War” with this lineup I am going to be SHOCKED.

CHAMPIONS

  • NXT CHAMPION: Finn Balor
  • NXT WOMEN’S CHAMPION: Io Shirai
  • NXT NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPION: Johnny Gargano
  • NXT CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMPION: Santos Escobar
  • NXT TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Vacant
  • NXT WOMEN’S TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Ember Moon & Shotzi Blackheart

LINEUP

  • KUSHIDA vs. Pete Dunne (***1/4)
  • #1 Contender’s Eliminator Gauntlet (***1/2)
  • WALTER [c] vs. Tommaso Ciampa for the NXT UK CHAMPIONSHIP (****1/2)
  • MSK vs. Grizzled Young Veterans vs. Legado del Fantasma for the vacant NXT TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (****)
  • Io Shirai [c] vs. Raquel Gonzalez for the NXT WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP (***1/2)

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