WrestleMania Week has finally arrived in WWE, and with it, NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver is right at the forefront of the festivities. The Night 1 action went down Wednesday night, with two new champions crowned. Raquel Gonzalez was the one who finally conquered Io Shirai when she grabbed the NXT women’s championship while MSK wrote history by claiming the vacant NXT roof team championship.
Thursday night there are three championship shows with the NXT title fight headline as Finn Balor puts his title on the line against the former champion – and the man who never lost his belt – Karrion Kross. Not to mention, an impartial battle for the times will take place as former undisputed era brothers Adam Cole and Kyle O’Reilly will go on it in a battle without sanctions.
NXT TakeOver: The Stand & Deliver Night 2 campaign from the Citol Wrestling Center in Orlando, Florida, begins Thursday at 7 p.m. 20.00 ET with the kickoff show leading everyone in the beginning at. 19:00 Night 2 will stream live exclusively on Peacock.
Let’s look at how our experts think the action will play out. Click here for results from Night 1 in NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver.
NXT TakeOver Stand & Deliver Night 2 predictions
NXT Cruiserweight Championship: Santos Escobar (c) vs. Jordan Devlin (c) (Ladder Match)
Escobar could be a major event player, and that means finishing his race with the cruiserweight title and giving the ball fully to Devlin. As much as Escobar could benefit from losing the belt and moving up the map, Devlin could benefit from actually getting the full effect of the race planned last year before the pandemic. Choice: Jordan Devlin wins – Brookhouse (also Silverstein)
NXT Women’s Tag Team Championship: Shotzi Blackheart & Ember Moon (c) vs. The Way
As great as The Road – both the entire faction and this tag team – can be, these titles were just introduced a few weeks ago and changed hands once the night they debuted. Blackheart & Moon are growing as a team and The Way will not be hurt by a loss. However, it has to be a great match. Choice: Shotzi Blackheart & Ember Moon retain the titles – Silverstein (also Brookhouse)
NXT North American Championship: Johnny Gargano (c) vs. Bronson Reed
Reed shot hell with a performance Wednesday night to win the glove match, and he deserved more than this opportunity on the big stage. That said, however, Gargano is such an NXT style that it’s hard to imagine wanting to take a title from him without the right kind of build for the fight where it hpens. Choice: Johnny Gargano retains the title – Brookhouse (also Silverstein)
Adam Cole vs. Kyle O’Reilly (Unspoken Match)
Cole has basically accomplished everything in NXT, while O’Reilly – since receiving a single-push – has only lost. It’s hard to imagine Cole beating O’Reilly when the clear reservation going forward is O’Reilly challenging for the North American Championship (or eventually another NXT title opportunity) and Cole is finally moving forward in his WWE career. There are many reasons why Cole may not be called up, but it seems like that’s what’s in the cards, and falling for O’Reilly here would be the perfect dispatch for him. Choice: Kyle O’Reilly wins – Silverstein (also Brookhouse)
NXT Championship: Finn Balor (c) vs. Karrion Kross
Balor has been fantastic since filling in the g on the left when Kross was injured and his NXT title reign was cut incredibly short. But Balor has had his run, and like Devlin, he deserves the opportunity that was already his when the accident intervened. The only reason not to put the belt on Kross here is if you are ready to push him to the main list. It’s not likely at the moment, so he ends two nights with great NXT action with the title. Choice: Karrion Kross wins the title – Brookhouse (also Silverstein)