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NXT TakeOver Night 2: Results, new champion, live updates and match ratings


Will Finn Balor’s reign as NXT Champion continue? Can Kyle O’Reilly get revenge on Adam Cole? These are the questions that’ll be answered, probably in brutal fashion, on NXT TakeOver: Stand and Deliver Night 2. So far in the show we’ve seen a Cruisweight Champion crowned and the women’s tag titles defended.  Stand and Deliver Night 2 is airing on NBC’s Peacock streaming service right now.

It’s the first time NXT TakeOver has been spread over two nights, following on in WrestleMania’s footsteps, and Night 2 has a high benchmark to hit after Night 1. That show saw a new NXT Women’s Champion crowned and a stellar bout between Walter and Tommaso Ciampa.

Check back to this page from 5 p.m PT/8 p.m. ET for ongoing results and analysis. Check out a recap of Night 1 here.

Finn Balor vs.Karrion Kross

The NXT Championship match is up next, which means Adam Cole versus Kyle O’Reilly will main event. Smart move. 

Jonny Gargano beats Bronson Reed

Unsurprisingly, this was the best match on the show by this point. Johnny Gargano is amazing, obviously, and did a great job at chipping away at the big man. Bronson Reed also played his part well, selling injuries from the prior night’s gauntlet match to make the much smaller Gargano’s offense feel believable. 

Much of the match saw Gargano hit flurries of offense only to be cut off by a big move from Reed. Reed wouldn’t be able to maintain the advantage though, as Gargano would take advantage of Reed’s fatigue and injury from the previous night’s match. The action was crisp, including a wicked backstabber from Gargano that saw Reed’s neck snap and later a huge powerbomb from Reed  to Gargano from the outside. 

Austin Theory got involved at one point, saving Gargano from a pinfall by putting Gargano’s foot on the ropes. Amazingly, Reed took Theory out with a suicide dive. Reed followed that up with an attempted reverse moonsault from the top rope — an impressive sight for such a big man — but Gargano rolled out of the way. Gargano then hit two over-the-top-rope DDTs for the win.

Rating: 4.25 stars. Awesome.

Ember Moon and Shotzi Blackheart retains tag titles

Ember Moon and Shotzi Blackheart retained their NXT Tag Team Championships by beating Candice LeRae and Indi Hartwell. Moon hit a sweet double Total Eclipse on both LeRae and Hartwell, followed by Blackheart pinning Hartwell after her top-rope senton. 

It was an average tag match that picked up at the end thanks to strong false finishes. Blackheart and Moon used a dominator/cutter tandem move, which looked awesome, for a two-count. LeRae and Hartwell later scored a modified 3-D for another near fall. The most memorable part of the match was a suicide dive that looked very close to going very wrong. LeRae and Hartwell were outside, but Blackheart landed in between them in a way that they weren’t able to properly break her fall. 

Rating: 2.75 stars. Not much to say about this one. A decent match.

Santos Escobar wins Unified Cruiserweight Championship

In the opening match of Night 2, Santos Escobar defeated Jordan Devlin in a ladder match to unify the NXT Cruiserweight Championship. It took interference by Legado Del Fantasma to get there, as well as a gnarly spot that left Devlin strewn across a broken ladder.

The match wasn’t bad but, as far as ladder matches go, it wasn’t anything special. There was nothing you’d never seen before, and nor was it particularly heavy on psychology. There were some daring high spots though, like Devlin doing a reverse moonsault from the top of a very high ladder, a wicked suicide dive into a ladder and, at the end of the match, Escobar headbutting Devlin so that the latter crashed through a ladder and snapped it in half. 

Rating: 3.25 stars.

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