before WrestleMania 39 Held at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, WWE’s NXT brand showcased the best that the developmental promotion’s professional wrestlers had to offer.
stand and delivery It took place at the Crypto.com Arena with all of the promotions championship belts on the line and Johnny Gargano and Grayson Waller tried to settle the score in their feud.
Chase University kicked off the show by defeating Schism in an eight-person collegiate match that nearly saw Duke Hudson turn on his stablemates to join Schism mid-match. However, he outlasted his opponents and secured the win for Chase University.
In the NXT Women’s Tag-Team Championship match, Alba Fire and Isla took advantage of the miscommunication between the team of Fallon Henley and Keanna James and secured a win for the tag titles.
Here are some of the top moments from Stand & Deliver.
5). Wes Lee and Gallus retain their titles.
Wes Lee defended the NXT North American Championship in a fatal five-way match and Gallows got help from Joe Coffey to retain the NXT Tag-Team Championship in a triple threat match. Lee got the best of Dragon Lee, Iija Dragunov, and JD McDonagh while Gallus defeated The Creed Brothers and The Family.
4). Indy Hartwell wins the NXT Women’s Championship, costing Jesse Jane Gigi Dolin
Andy Hartwell pushed Tiffany Stratton off a ladder into three of their opponents in a pivotal match for the favour NXT Women’s Championship. Hartwell was bruised and battered and had difficulty trying to climb the stairs. Dexter Luomis came out, put Hartwell on his shoulders, and carried her up the ladder to claim the championship.
Earlier in the match, Jesse Jayne and Gigi Dolin’s feud would continue. Dolleen seemed close to heroic when Jane came out of nowhere and pushed her off a ladder. The tag team formerly known as Toxic Attraction died and was buried but their heat lived on. Jane giggled as she walked back up the entrance ramp.
3). Johnny Gargano gets revenge on Grayson Waller
In an unsanctioned match, Johnny Gargano and Grayson Waller went toe-to-toe for nearly every weapon involved in the fight. Gargano would compliment Waller on a few chairs. As Waller taunted Gargano’s wife, Candice LeRae also got involved and hit Waller with a kendo stick several times. Gargano would eventually go on to win the match.
2). Tiffany Stratton is extreme.
Tiffany Stratton pulled out all the stops as she tried to win the NXT Women’s Championship. In the six-woman ladder match for the title, Stratton was on top of the ladder when Indi Hartwell came to knock her off the ladder. But with Stratton down, she decides to jump in and leapfrog three other competitors at the bottom – beating out Roxanne Perez, Zoe Stark and Lyra Valkyria.
Stratton writhed in pain as she hit the ground. Hartwell used the moment to her advantage – with the help of Dexter Luomis – to climb the ladder and win the championship.
1). Carmelo Hayes stuns Braun Break to win the NXT Championship.
Carmelo Hayes got help from Trick Williams when his valet Bron Breaker bumped into the NXT Championship belt but Breaker managed to fight back. Breaker hit a spear and a Frankensteiner but Hayes didn’t go down. Finally, Hayes got an amazing air into the Nothing But Net finishing maneuver and pinned the Breaker 1-2-3.
Breakker showed Hayes some respect after the match, passing the NXT baton to the next superstar and perhaps foreshadowing Breakker’s eventual debut on WWE’s main roster.