WWE NXT TakeOver Stand and Ship: Outcomes, stay updates and rankings

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WrestleMania is a two-night extravaganza, 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 at the moment airing on the USA Community and NBC’s Peacock, whereas Night time 2 can be unique to Peacock. That is Peacock, not the WWE Community (until you reside outdoors the US).

The Io Shirai defending her NXT Girls’s Championship in opposition to Raquel González headlines Night time 1, and there is additionally Walter versus Tommaso Ciampa to look ahead to. Outcomes so far embrace Pete Dunn defeating Kushida and Bronson Reed profitable a six-man gauntlet match.

Examine 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.

Raquel Gonzalez is the brand new NXT Girls’s Champion

In the primary occasion of NXT TakeOver: Stand and Ship, Raquel Gonzalez defeated Io Shirai to win the NXT Girls’s Championship.

MSK win NXT tag crew titles

After a stunning triple-threat tag crew title match, Wes Lee pinned Zack Gibson to win the match for MSK. 

This was put in one thing of a dying spot. It is powerful to observe Walter and Ciampa, however these six guys did it in a sensible approach: With spot after spot. That is often an insult, nevertheless it’s not right here. MSK and Legado Del Fantasma exchanging dynamic, high-flying offense was enjoyable to look at. It did not require you to soak up an excessive amount of drama or story, simply providing you with fairly acrobatics to admire. 

However because the match went on, there was much less of that and extra psychology. There was an amazing sizzling tag by Wes Lee, who smashed everybody with strikes after which hit a number of dives to the surface. After Wes Lee cleaned home, he ended up being double teamed by the Grizzled Younger Veterans. They attacked his injured hand, then Zack Gibson locked in a submission. Nash Carter tried to make the save, however James Drake caught him with a rear-naked choke. Wes Lee tried to faucet, however Carter was capable of maintain Lee’s hand off the mat for lengthy sufficient for Legado Del Fantasma to interrupt the submission.

Moments later, the Grizzled Younger Vets hit a Doomsday Gadget on one half of Legado Del Fantasma and MSK took out the opposite with tandem offense of their very own. This led to a showdown in the midst of the ring between the Grizzled Younger Veterans and MSK, finally gained by MSK, who hit their end for the win.

Score: 4 stars. Nice match in a troublesome spot. 

Walter beats Ciampa

After top-of-the-line 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. Mockingly, it was Walter’s chest that was welted and blood crimson by the top. The story was that Walter wished the vicious, ruthless Ciampa, he wished to struggle 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 large man.

That is actually why this match labored so effectively. The motion was crisp and thrilling, however these two simply performed their elements so effectively. Walter is such an excellent large man wrestler. He is athletic however would not do a lot acrobatics, and when he hits somebody you wince as a result of it appears like he simply demolishes them. 

Initially of the bout, the 2 brawled on the surface and Walter tried to slap Ciampa whereas the latter was strewn throughout the announcer’s desk. Ciampa moved, and Walter break up the highest of the announcer’s desk in half. For the remainder of the match, he’d battle to make use of that arm, promoting the truth that he injured himself. That gave him a plausible weak point, one with Ciampa was capable of exploit.

However Ciampa may solely evade the titan for therefore lengthy. After an intense change for chest slaps, Walter blasted Ciampa with two depraved powerbombs, then hit a dragon suplex and an enormous clubbing blow to the chest to attain the pinfall. It is a testomony to how nice Walter is {that a} blow to the chest is plausible ending transfer, nevertheless it positive was.

Score: 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 gained a six-man gauntlet match for that chance. He gained the bout by final eliminating Isaiah “Swerve” Scott.

Scott attacked Leon Ruff earlier than the match started, however Ruff received the higher hand earlier than throwing Swerve again within the ring. The match then started as we come again from a business 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 muscle tissue 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 type 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 outdoors 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 an enormous splash and received the 1-2-3. As Night time rolled out of the ring, Lumis choked him out with The Silence.

We received some superior motion with the ultimate three — a lot went on it would be not possible to recap. However Scott received 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.

Score: 3.75 stars.

Pete Dunn pins Kushida

The grudge match between Pete Dunn and Kushida opened the present. It was a implausible opener, with nice submission wrestling and cushty strikes, and was gained 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 amazing 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. Great place.

It wasn’t simply submissions although, because it additionally included loads of hard-hitting pictures. Each males tried to weaken the opposite’s arms — since armlocks have been very popular on this bout — so comfortable kicks to elbows, arms and shoulders have been frequent. Dunn additionally used his joint manipulation assaults loads, 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.

Score: 3.75 stars. 

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