WWE NXT had a number of huge rivalries to construct in the direction of earlier than TakeOver: Stand & Deliver. Roderick Strong was trying to deal with his particular person efficiency on NXT following the break-up of the Undisputed ERA. KUSHIDA and Pete Dunne, however, managed to construct in the direction of a rivalry between themselves through the evening.
Strong took on Cameron Grimes early within the evening earlier than the Battle Royal match on the finish of the present. The Way’s Candice LeRae and Indi Hartwell scored a victory over Gigi Dolin and Zayda Ramier. LeRae and Hartwell wish to grow to be the subsequent NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions.
Santos Escobar regarded to ship a message to Jordan Devlin earlier than TakeOver, whereas a number of segments constructed in the direction of the opposite championship matches for the occasion.
Let’s take a have a look at 5 things WWE got right on NXT this week.
#5 Roderick Strong suffered a setback on WWE NXT
Cameron Grimes determined to have some enjoyable at Roderick Strong’s expense on WWE NXT. Grimes introduced out the “Grimes the System” merch and a “Grimes the System” theme music to mock his opponent.
Strong wasn’t too proud of The Technical Savage’s doings and attacked him early. Strong was aggressive through the match, however Grimes saved discovering some openings to get the higher of his opponent.
An enormous working boot from Strong took down NXT’s Thousand Dollar Man after he got a little cocky. Strong continued to remain on prime of his opponent and hit a nice backbreaker earlier than taking Grimes out with a superplex off the highest rope.
However, Grimes continued to remain within the match and introduced out an Undisputed ERA armband to distract Strong. The distraction allowed The Technical Savage to hit the Cave In for the victory.
Strong was visibly harm by the loss and this may result in a character change for among the best wrestlers in NXT. Grimes performed his function completely through the match, and the victory helped him acquire momentum for the Battle Royal later within the present.
It will likely be attention-grabbing to see whether or not Strong will intrude within the match between Adam Cole and Kyle O’Reilly at TakeOver: Stand & Deliver. But it’ll arguably be higher if WWE permits him to move in a totally different course and enter rivalry for the NXT North American Championship as an alternative.