WrestleMania is a, so why cannot NXT TakeOver be one too? Stand and Ship, 2021’s WrestleMania-week NXT pay-per-view, is a two-night affair for the primary time ever. Night time 1 is and NBC’s Peacock, whereas Night time 2 might be unique to Peacock. That is Peacock, not the WWE Community ( ).
The Io Shirai defending her NXT Girls’s Championship towards Raquel González headlines Night time 1, and there is additionally Walter versus Tommaso Ciampa to sit up for. Outcomes up to now embrace Pete Dunn defeating Kushida and Bronson Reed profitable a six-man gauntlet match.
Test again to this web page from 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET, as I will be updating with outcomes and evaluation from NXT TakeOver: Stand and Ship Night time 1.
Walter beats Ciampa
After among the best WWE matches of the yr, Walter pinned Tommaso Ciampa to retain his NXT UK Championship.
Simply because it’s no shock that this bout was wonderful, it is no shock that this match was extraordinarily onerous hitting. Paradoxically, it was Walter’s chest that was welted and blood purple by the top. The story was that Walter wished the vicious, ruthless Ciampa, he wished to battle Blackheart. Ciampa performed his position completely, an underdog with a vicious streak. He fought tenaciously all through — like an amazing spot the place he tried for 2 straight minutes to knock Walter down with working strikes — and Walter performed the damaging massive man.
That is actually why this match labored so effectively. The motion was crisp and thrilling, however these two simply performed their components so effectively. Walter is such an excellent massive man wrestler. He is athletic however does not do a lot acrobatics, and when he hits somebody you wince as a result of it appears like he simply demolishes them.
Ranking: 4.75 stars.
Bronson Reed wins 6-man Gauntlet match
Bronson Reed will face Johnny Gargano for the North American Championship at Night time 2 of TakeOver: Stand and Ship, after he received a six-man gauntlet match for that chance. He received the bout by final eliminating Isaiah “Swerve” Scott.
Scott attacked Leon Ruff earlier than the match started, however Ruff acquired the higher hand earlier than throwing Swerve again within the ring. The match then started as we come again from a industrial break. They wrestle a high-octance jiffy, together with a depraved flying cutter from Ruff to Scott off the announcer’s desk, earlier than the third man, Bronson Reed, enters the competition. The large man muscular tissues down the 2 excessive fliers, culminating in a cool double german suplex on each. Cameron Grimes then enters because the fourth participant.
Grimes and Scott kind an alliance — after Grimes pays him off — and so they take out each Ruff and Reed. Ruff makes use of some superior acrobatics to flee Grimes’ clutches, however he cannot outrun each and is caught with a suplex by Scott. Scott then hits a pleasant pump kick on Reed on the surface. Then, as Dexter Lumis enters because the fifth competitor, Scott pinned Ruff following an unseen transfer from Grimes. Lumis then clears home, together with himself when he clothelines himself and Grimes exterior of the ring and flies over the ropes within the course of. LA Night time then enters as the ultimate competitor.
Night time scored the second elimination of the bout by pinning Lumis. Lumis had The Silence choke on Grimes, however Night time got here in and rolled Lumis mid-submission for the pin. Night time was rapidly eradicated after that, as Scott and Grimes laid him out after which Reed hit a giant splash and acquired the 1-2-3. As Night time rolled out of the ring, Lumis choked him out with The Silence.
We acquired some superior motion with the ultimate three — a lot went on it might be unimaginable to recap. However Scott acquired one other elimination when he countered a roll-up from Grimes, pinning Grimes with a roll-up of his personal. Scott and Reed have been the ultimate two. Reed scaled the turnbuckle, which led to a completely gnarly spot the place Scott powerslammed the much-larger reed on the nook of the ring. He then rolled Reed contained in the ring and hit a 450 Splash for a two depend.
As Scott trash talks Reed and bltizes him with a barrage of kicks, Reed powered out and planted Scott with a powerbomb — and pinned him after a splash from the highest rope.
Ranking: 3.75 stars.
Pete Dunn pins Kushida
The grudge match between Pete Dunn and Kushida opened the present. It was a incredible opener, with nice submission wrestling and comfortable strikes, and was received by Pete Dunn after he hit the Bitter Finish on Kushida.
It began sizzling, with Kushida going for a flying armbar straight off the bat. That set the tone for a lot of the motion: These two have been attempting to out wrestle one another all through. There have been fixed submission makes an attempt, and submission counters. An incredible spot got here when Dunn tried a leaping Kimura lock on Kushida, just for Kushida to counter it with a Kimura of his personal. Later, Kushida tried the identical transfer on Dunn — a leaping Kimura, or in his case a Hoverboard Lock — however Dunn used his free hand to seize the ropes. Kushida then switched and attacked that arm with a Hoverboard Lock. Good spot.
It wasn’t simply submissions although, because it additionally included loads of hard-hitting photographs. Each males tried to weaken the opposite’s arms — since armlocks have been highly regarded on this bout — so cosy kicks to elbows, arms and shoulders have been widespread. Dunn additionally used his joint manipulation assaults so much, and there was some brawling on the doorway ramp that noticed Kushida nail a springboard elbow off the ropes.
The end got here after Dunn stomped each of Kushida’s palms. Kushida powered up and hit Dunn with a punch, however he was then shocked by this injured hand. Dunn then hit a Bitter Finish for the pin.
Ranking: 3.75 stars.