NXT Stand & Deliver 2022 Live Results

6 months ago by Liam Winnard

NXT Stand & Deliver 2022 Live Results WWE

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this evening’s NXT Stand & Deliver show, just hours before WrestleMania 38 gets underway.

This is the second ‘not-TakeOver’ special event of the NXT 2.0 era, and here’s the lineup for the show:

  • Dolph Ziggler (c) vs. Bron Breakker – NXT Championship
  • Mandy Rose (c) vs. Cora Jade vs. Io Shirai vs. Kay Lee Ray – NXT Women’s Championship
  • Carmelo Hayes (c) vs. Cameron Grimes vs. Grayson Waller vs. Santos Escobar vs. Solo Sikoa – North American Championship Ladder Match
  • Fabian Aichner & Marcel Barthel (c) vs. Brutus & Julius Creed vs. MSK – NXT Tag Team Championship
  • Gunther vs. LA Knight
  • Tommaso Ciampa vs. Tony D’Angelo
  • Gigi Dolin & Jacy Jayne (c) vs. Dakota Kai & Raquel Gonzalez – NXT Women’s Tag Team Championship (pre-show)

Follow along below for live results, thoughts and updates on all the action!

Dolph Ziggler Retains!

The match was a bit messy at first – it seemed like Breakker may have been a bit overexcited and going at too fast a pace to begin with, but once they slowed things down they found their stride, they got back on track.

Obviously things did eventually pick back up when Breakker was doing his comeback but it wasn’t as messy as the opening sequence.

Roode was sent to the back early on, but returned after Breakker had nailed Ziggler with his powerslam finish so that wasn’t the end of the match. Breakker followed up with a big dive to the outside onto Roode.

Breakker took out Roode, and Ziggler looked to capitalise with a ZigZag but Breakker kicked out of that one for a really good nearfall. There was another nearfall straight after off the back of a top rope elbow drop from Ziggler.

Breakker tried for another comeback and went for his finish but Ziggler countered out, rammed Breakker into a turnbuckle he’d exposed early in the match, and landed a superkick and got the win.

I said earlier, but just to make another point of mentioning it after the last couple of matches – definitely a TakeOver level show.

I’m not too surprised at Ziggler retaining because I predicted that Vince would be infatuated with Breakker as soon as he saw him a couple of weeks ago, but we’ll have to see if he’s on his way to the main roster or not. If he is, it makes sense, if he isn’t, well, oh.

Main Event Time

One match to go, and it’s the big one – Dolph Ziggler defends the NXT Championship against Bron Breakker. This one should be great too.

You might predict Breakker would get the win, but we also thought that at Roadblock, sooooo, let’s wait and see.

Breakker has a colorful chainsaw and he chainsawed the NXT logo on the stage in half. Okey dokey then.

Gunther Is Dominant

Yep, this one ruled too.

Gunther really is looking in amazing shape nowadays, and unlike his Imperium teammates earlier he managed to get the win.

There weren’t any absolutely INSANE chops, but Gunther was as hard hitting as ever. The match was one-sided enough to make sure everyone knows Gunther is superior, but not too much that it made Knight look like a complete loser.

He did a splash off the top rope onto LA Knight’s back, and then followed up with a powerbomb to get the win.

We all imagine LA Knight is heading to the main roster after WrestleMania, so we’ll have to see what the future holds for Gunther as well.

Time To Say RIP To LA Knight's Chest

Up next is Gunther vs LA Knight, which is probably the match I was looking forward to most. All the other matches have been really good so if that’s anything to go by, this should be excellent.

Oh, and if you were wondering, Gunther has the new Imperium theme too. Lol.

InDex Win The Sexy-Off Thing

They played the same video package thing of InDex and DuSia shopping for some cowboy outfits.

They then go backstage with McKenzie and the two couples to see who got the most votes… and the winner is… InDex.

Apparently it was 89% to 11%, so it wasn’t even close.

Dexter and Duke then get into a bit of a scuffle and the women argue about who’s hotter before the refs split them up.

Just a lovely little dose of NXT 2.0 sprinkled into what has been a TakeOver quality show so far. Not like the very best TakeOvers, but it would definitely qualify as one.

Mandy Rose Retains

Cora Jade had some skateboard club with her for her entrance, and Mandy Rose got a really cool entrance too. She’s really in her element in this role in NXT. Oh and there’s also a slightly different title design, and the strap is now white, which looks really good.

Like the ladder match and the tag three-way, there’s no point me going through the whole thing because all multi-person matches or effectively the same. Everyone does all the moves to everyone else.

But it entertaining though like the rest of this show has been so far. In terms of the big moments, Cora Jade landed a destroyer on the apron to Kay Lee Ray, and Io Shirai did a Spanish Fly from the top rope on Mandy Rose.

Shirai later landed a moonsault on Jade, but before she could go for the pin, Rose struck with a running knee and pinned her to retain the title. Not gonna complain about that result.

Women's Title Four-Way Next

We get a Nikkita Lyons video package which is always pleasant, and then the usual Joe Gacy promo on the Grassy Knoll in Dallas saying he wants peace, but it’s up to all of us to make sure that happens, or something.

Up next is the four-way women’s title match as Mandy Rose defends against Cora Jade, Io Shirai and Kay Lee Ray.

Also I guess as an update, Waller tweeted so he’s probably fine. Yay.

Oh... MSK Win The Tag Title

Imperium have a new theme, I’m sure that’ll go down well. It’ll be interesting to see if Gunther uses this one.

This was one of the good three-way tag matches, where one member of each team is legal and you can only tag your partner, not one of the ones where there are two people legal and you can tag the other team in.

This was a whole lot of fun, especially Brutus’ cannonball dive thing to the outside onto pretty much everyone else, that got a big reaction since it was such a big guy doing something we’ve not seen him do before.

Well… I didn’t see this coming. MSK won. If I knew Imperium weren’t retaining I’d have assumed the Creeds were winning. So new champs tonight are Raquel & Dakota, Grimes, and MSK. Bit weird.

Maybe Imperium are main roster-bound. They should be. But still, I’m not sure why you’d put the title on MSK and not the Creeds.

Here’s the cool Brutus thing I mentioned:

Thank You Ciampa, Triple H Appears

Was this one of Ciampa’s best matches, no, but was it bad, no.

There was a really good nearfall where Tony brought out his crowbar, the ref took it away and while the ref’s back was turned, D’Angelo low blowed Ciampa before nailing his finish, but Ciampa kicked out.

That was followed by Tony kicking out of Ciampa’s fairtyale ending finish, which if there was any doubt, pretty much told you Tony was gonna be winning.

Ciampa had torn the ring mats up early in the match, but it was Tony who took advantage later on with a DDT of his own, before following up with a kick to the head in the ring for the win. The kick to the head being the finish was a bit weird.

Ciampa got an ovation in the ring after the match, and it looks that puts a period on the NXT chapter of his career.

BUT WAIT, just as Ciampa is about to walk to the back, Triple H comes out and gives him a big hug, and Ciampa cries. Awww. That was nice and a well deserved moment for both of them.

The tag title three-way is up next.

A Fairytale Ending?

We get a backstage promo from Tommaso Ciampa, thanking the fans, because it seems like this very well could be his final match in NXT. He was in the Andre Battle Royal last night so that does look to be the case.

He takes on Tony D’Angelo tonight, who pulls up to the arena in his cool vintage car with AJ Galante from Netflix’s Untold.

That match, actually, is next! Ciampa got a big video package before his entrance, and paid tribute to Triple H during said entrance with the water spit on the apron and a Shawn Michaels pose in the ring.

TO THE MOOOOOON

I don’t need to recap every single thing that happened here. It was a five-man ladder match, you know the deal.

In terms of the bigger stunts, Santos Escobar did a flipping powerbomb to Solo Sikoa from the top of a ladder onto another ladder, which got a massive pop from the crowd and this is awesome chants.

That shortly followed by everyone on the outside getting involved – Trick Williams tried to climb the ladder on behalf of Hayes, but was stopped by Waller’s bodyguard Sanga who ripped the ladder in half, but Sanga was stopped in his tracks by Legado Del Fantasma, including Elektra Lopez, who did a crossbody to the outside onto Waller. Trick tried again but it turns out he’s scared of heights and Grimes tipped him off the ladder to the outside onto the other outsiders.

At one point after all five men were close at the top of three ladders, Waller was left alone, but he hesitated because he couldn’t decide whether he wanted to win the match, or go viral by doing a dive off the ladder. By the time he’d decided to try to win, Escobar pulled him down.

In amongst all the chaos, there were two ladders placed bridging from the apron to the barricade, and Hayes found himself on them. Waller dived off another ladder on the outside looking to land on Hayes with an elbow drop, but Hayes moved and Waller crashed through the ladders for his holy s**t moment. It kind of looked like he may have genuinely snapped his arm, so hopefully he didn’t.

And just moments later, Grimes fought off Escobar in the ring and climbed TO THE MOON. Well actually he climbed to the top of the ladder and pulled the title down, and we have new champion! The story was he was doing it for his late father, and we got the happy ending.

Ladder Match Up Next

We’re getting things kicked off on the main show with the five-man ladder match for the NXT North American Championship match.

Carmelo Hayes defends against Grayson Waller, Solo Sikoa, Cameron Grimes and Santos Escobar, and the story is that all the challengers have a different motive to win.

Waller wants to do it for social media attention, Sikoa wants to take the belt and fight for it on the streets, Grimes wants to make his late father proud, and Escobar wants to do it for the honor of lucha libre.

No idea who’s going to win, but it’s pretty much certain that some pretty crazy stuff is gonna go down.

First Title Change Of The Night!

I don’t really know why Dakota and Raquel are even still in NXT, let alone the convoluted non-reason they’re back as a team, but it’s kind of cool to see them together.

I think Toxic hit their finisher but no-one knew it was their finisher so there was no pop for the kickout.

And then Wendy Choo came out and hit Gigi with her pillow and soda, which caused the distraction and Raquel pinned Jacy to win the title!

I reiterate, I don’t know why Raquel and Dakota are still in NXT, and I kind of thought this would be the last we’d see of them. Evidently it isn’t.

First Action Of The Night

Well either I heard wrong or they were lying because there was loads of stuff before the match, but it’s finally time now.

The Women’s Tag Title is on the line and the first ever champs are reunited to take on the current champs.

InDex vs. DuSia

Well before the match, Akbar Gbaja-Biamila of Ninja Warrior showed up on the panel and said something.

We then got a video package of Indi Hartwell shopping with Dexter Lumis, and Persia Pirotta shopping with Duke Hudson, as tonight each couple looks to out-sexy the other couple.

It turns out they’re in the same store, so they start arguing. Dexter and Duke both settle on their cowboy outfits, and now you can use #InDex or #DuSia to vote who you think looks sexier.

So that’s fun.

 

Edris Pranks Malik

Edris Enofe appeared with his tag parner Malik Blade who has a hamper of gifts for Mandy Rose, and he asks whether it’s “big enough”. Welcome to NXT 2.0.

They’re stood outside a locker room with Toxic Attraction’s sign on it, so Blade walks in hoping to give them the hamper.

While he’s in there, Enofe takes the sign off the door and reveals it’s actually Imperium’s locker room, and he walks out and says he’s scarred because he walked in on them getting changed.

Again, welcome to NXT 2.0.

It sounds like the pre-show match is about to get under way, which is Toxic Attraction’s Gigi Dolin & Jacy Jayne defending the NXT Women’s Tag Title against a reunited Dakota Kai & Raquel Gonzalez.

 

More Panelists!

The panel throws to AT&T Stadium where Kayla Braxton and everyone’s favorite that isn’t Sam Roberts, Peter Rosenberg, are already there and will probably be on the WrestleMania pre-show later.

There wasn’t really much point – Rosenberg said he thinks Cora Jade’s gonna win tonight, and then Kayla said she think’s Mandy Rose is gonna win. And then we went back to the other panel in the arena.

The Panel

The pre-show panel for tonight is made up of Beth Phoenix, McKenzie Mitchell, and everyone’s favorite, Sam Roberts.

I imagine approximately zero things will happen until the first match gets underway, so you can just watch the pre-show right here if you want:

Time To Stand & Deliver

Bron Breaker

The one-hour pre-show gets underway at 1pm ET with one match, and then the main show kicks off at 2pm!

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