Originally published at Ciampa vs. WALTER, Ladder match set for TakeOver: Stand & Deliver
Multiple announcements regarding NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver were rolled out during tonight’s edition of NXT on USA Network.
WALTER is going to be defending the NXT UK Championship against Tommaso Ciampa on night one of TakeOver on April 7th on live television. Ciampa confronted WALTER and WALTER initially denied the request, but after being slapped by Ciampa, he agreed to the bout after Imperium beat Ciampa down.
WALTER is scheduled to defend the NXT UK Title on April 8th at NXT UK: Prelude against Rampage Brown.
— WWE (@WWE) March 25, 2021
On night two of TakeOver: Stand & Deliver which will air on the Peacock service on April 8th, Johnny Gargano is defending his North American Championship. Next week’s NXT will feature a Battle Royal with Leon Ruff, KUSHIDA, Cameron Grimes, Isaiah “Swerve” Scott, Austin Theory, L.A. Knight, Tyler Rust, Jake Atlas, Bronson Reed, Dexter Lumis, Pete Dunne and Roderick Strong. The final six in the Battle Royal will move on to the Gauntlet Eliminator on night one of TakeOver. The winner challenges Gargano on night two.
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) March 25, 2021
It was made official that Jordan Devlin and Santos Escobar will compete on night two of TakeOver: Stand & Deliver in a NXT Cruiserweight Title unification match. Shawn Michaels made an appearance on NXT during Devlin and Escobar’s face-off, pulled a ladder from underneath the ring and slotted it in between both competitors.
With these TakeOver match additions, here’s the updated card for the show:
Night One (4/7)
- NXT Women’s Championship: Io Shirai (c) vs. Raquel Gonzalez (w/ Dakota Kai)
- Vacant NXT Tag Team Championships — Three Way: MSK (Wes Lee & Nash Carter) vs. Grizzled Young Veterans (James Drake & Zack Gibson) vs. Legado Del Fantasma (Joaquin Wilde & Raul Mendoza)
- NXT UK Championship: WALTER (c) vs. Tommaso Ciampa
- #1 Contender Gauntlet Eliminator: Competitors TBD
Night Two (4/8)
- NXT Championship: Finn Balor (c) vs. Karrion Kross (w/ Scarlett)
- NXT Cruiserweight Championship Unification Ladder Match: Santos Escobar (c) vs. Jordan Devlin (c)
- NXT North American Championship: Johnny Gargano (c) vs. TBD (Gauntlet Winner)