NXT Stand & Deliver: Bron Breakker vs. Carmelo Hayes, Johnny Gargano vs. Grayson Waller

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2023/04/01/nxt-stand-deliver-bron-breakker-vs-carmelo-hayes-johnny-gargano-vs-grayson-waller/

NXT Stand & Deliver

April 1st, 2023

By: John Siino

Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA

Commentary: Vic Joseph & Booker T

Match Card

  • Chase U & Tyler Bate vs. Schism (Kickoff Match)
  • NXT Women’s Championship Ladder Match: Roxanne Perez (c) vs. Zoey Stark vs. Indi Hartwell vs. Gigi Dolin vs. Tiffany Stratton vs. Lyra Valkyria *RECOMMENDED*
  • NXT Tag Team Championship: Gallus (c) vs. The Creed Brothers vs. The D’Angelo Family
  • NXT North American Championship: Wes Lee (c) vs. Ilja Dragunov vs. Axiom vs. JD McDonagh vs. Dragon Lee *RECOMMENDED*
  • Unsanctioned Match: Grayson Waller vs. Johnny Gargano *RECOMMENDED*
  • NXT Women’s Tag Team Championship: Fallon Henley & Kiana James (c) vs. Alba Fyre & Isla Dawn
  • NXT Championship: Bron Breakker (c) vs. Carmelo Hayes *RECOMMENDED*

Chase U (Andre Chase, Duke Hudson & Thea Hail) & Tyler Bate vs. Schism (Joe Gacy, Jagger Reid, Rip Fowler & Ava) (Kickoff Match)

Andre Chase and Rip Fowler start the match, as both teams came out with some of their students/followers. Tyler Bate and Jagged Reid both come in shortly after before Duke Hudson tags himself and starts shoving Bate a bite, until Chase splits them up. Thea Hail and Ava tease a face off, but Ava tags right back out. Joe Gacy comes in and takes out Chase with a uranage before mocking the Chase U stomps spelling Schism, but Chase prevents him from finishing it. Hail and Ava go at it, with Ava hitting a suplex for a two count. Hail takes control and splashes Ava off the ropes, before Bate and Reid come in, along with Fowler as they bounce Bate off the ropes. Chase comes in as him and Bate double team on Gacy before everybody else comes in the match, with Hudson saving Chase. Reid catches Hail off the top rope, but she takes him out with a DDT. Gacy and Bate go at it, until Hudson comes in and accidently takes out Bate with a boot. Gacy follows this with the springboard Upside Down lariat, but Chase is there to break up the pin. The Dyad take out Chase, as Ava slams down Hail. The Schism corner Hudson and ask what he’s going to do, before Gacy whispers something in his ear. Gacy goes to hand him a Schism shirt that he puts on as the Schism go and hug him. This was a ploy though, as Hudson rips the shirt off and helps Chase U attack Schism. Chase U take them all out with punches and do the Chase U stomps in tandem. Bate and Hail both hit in stereo dives on Gacy and Fowler as Chase and Hudson hit the Frat Liner on Reid, as Hudson covers for the pin and the win.

Winners: Chase U (Andre Chase, Duke Hudson & Thea Hail) & Tyler Bate by pinfall at 11:13

Zoey Stark, Indi Hartwell & Gigi Dolin start making their entrances for the first match as Peter Rosenberg & Denise Salcedo are running down the card. Pretty Deadly start the main show running down tonight’s card and all it’s participants before welcoming us to NXT Stand & Deliver.

NXT Women’s Championship Ladder Match: Roxanne Perez (c) vs. Zoey Stark vs. Indi Hartwell vs. Gigi Dolin vs. Tiffany Stratton vs. Lyra Valkyria

As soon as the bell rings, Lyra Valkyria and Indi Hartwell head to the outside to grab ladders, while the rest start brawling in the ring. Roxanne Perez sends Zoey Stark into Tiffany Stratton with a head scissors, before Valkyria comes in and gets taken down by Roxanne. Roxanne follows this by taken out Indi with a dive, but gets taken out herself with a ladder. Stark and Stratton go at it, as Stark lands on her feet from a head scissors. Indi starts using the ladder on the outside, but gets taken out with a dropkick by Valkyria. Valkyria traps Roxanne in the corner with a ladder as Indi and Stark are going at it with ladders on the outside. They all go at it for a while until Indi and Stratton start climbing the ladder, before Roxanne follows them and knocks down Indi, but Indi gets right back up and knocks the ladder with them off of it, knocking them into the ropes. Dolin puts the ladder on her head and starts swinging around taking everybody out, Terry Funk style. Dolin dodges a flying Stark who goes crashing into Valkyria who had been trapped upside down against a ladder. Dolin tries to climb the ladder, but Stratton grabs her and hits a rolling thunder on a ladder, after struggling a bit. Roxanne and Stratton start racing up the ladder but both punch each other off the ladder. Stark and Hartwell go at it, before Stark climbs the ladder but gets pulled up by the leg from Roxanne. Roxanne blocks Stark and takes her out with the Pop Rocks, but Stratton is able to dodge one as Roxanne spills her to the outside and starts climbing the ladder. Roxanne goes to grab it, but Dolin grabs her and starts swinging against the ladder before hitting a crucifix bomb. Valkyria starts climbing the ladder next, but Dolin is able to trap her on the ladder and starts climbing herself. Valkyria frees herself but Dolin tosses her off the ladder. Dolin goes to the top but Jacy Jayne shows up and knocks her from the top of the ladder. Stratton starts to climb next but gets knocked off by Indi and goes diving onto everybody else on the outside. Indi goes to climb, but Dexter Lumis shows up and helps her to the top as she grabs the title for the win.

Winner: Indi Hartwell at 17:02 to become NEW NXT Women’s Champion

NXT Tag Team Championship: Gallus (Mark Coffey & Wolfgang) (c) vs. The Creed Brothers (Julius Creed & Brutus Creed) (w/ Ivy Nile) vs. The D’Angelo Family (Tony D’Angelo & Channing Lorenzo)

Triple threat rules here as Julius Creed, Tony D’Angelo & Mark Coffey start the match, but it clearly gets chaotic as everybody comes in. They take it to the outside, where the Creeds are in control, taking Wolfgang out before greeting Daniel Cormier who’s sitting ringside. Brutus Creed goes to the top rope but gets knocked down as Coffey tags out to Wolfgang. Julius starts hitting suplexes on everybody, before Channing Lorenzo comes in and starts going after everybody, hitting a crossbody on Julius for a two. Brutus goes for a Brutus Bomb, but unfortunately he’s a bit off and doesn’t connect at all. D’Angelo goes after Julius hitting a Fisherman’s Buster. followed by a splash from Lorenzo for a two count. D’Angelo clotheslines Wolfgang to the outside before they take out Coffey, as Lorenzo goes for the cover but gets pulled off by the returning Joe Coffey. Gallus follows this by hitting their finisher (jumping Enziguri/power slam combo) on Lorenzo, as Wolfgang gets the cover for the win.

Winners: Gallus (Mark Coffey & Wolfgang) by pinfall at 8:12, to retain

NXT North American Championship: Wes Lee (c) vs. Ilja Dragunov vs. Axiom vs. JD McDonagh vs. Dragon Lee

Dragon Lee’s entrance was very well produced and it even mentioned him being a former IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion. Wes Lee is in the middle and tells them to all go at it, in which they do, with Ila Dragunov hitting machine gun like chops to Axiom in the corner before realizing JD McDonagh is on the other side. Dragon Lee comes in and takes down McDonagh with a head scissors in the corner, before Dragunov gets involved. Dragon starts hitting dropkicks to both of the min the corner before going face to face with Axiom where they take each other down with double drop kicks. Axiom ends up on the outside where Dragon dives onto him and Wes. The Lees go at it with Wes having the upper hand before Dragunov gets involved. Wes and McDonagh fight on the apron, before McDonagh hits a moonsault to the outside on Axiom before going inside where he takes out Dragon with a Spanish Fly and the Devil Inside on Wes. Dragunov is there just in time and stops the referee from making the three count by holding his arm. McDonagh and Dragunov face off, before Axiom and Dragon get involved and take out McDonagh. Dragunov starts taking everybody out, hitting suplexes on Dragon, Wes, but Axiom is able to block the one on him as Dragunov comes back with a clothesline as his forehead is busted open. Axiom takes control and hits a crazy looking moonsault to Dragunov & McDonagh on the outside. The Lees head to the top, before Axiom joins them just to get pushed off.  Dragon traps Wes on the ropes and hits him with a double stomp. Axiom and Dragunov go at it , with Axiom putting on ankle lock before McDonagh breaks it up. Dragunov, McDonagh and Axiom are involved in a triple submission.  Dragunov power bombs one on to the other three before Wes hits a corkscrew dive on all of them to break all this up. Axiom takes out Wes with a deadly looking Golden Ratio, before Dragon takes out McDonagh. This match continues with insanity with Dragunov taking out both Dragon and Axiom as he gets a two count on Dragon. Axiom comes back with a springboard into a DDT for a two count. They all go spilling on the outside as Dragunov takes out Axiom with a superplex and a knockout punch but Wes and Dragon come in to break up the count as everybody is fatigued. Dragunov starts fighting off the Lees with chops and kicks, but Dragon hits a knee before getting taken out with a huge clothesline by Dragunov. Dragunov follows with a Moscow Torpedo on Dragon, but Wes hits him with the Cardiac Kick at the same time for the pin and the win.

Winner: Wes Lee by pinfall at 19:17, to retain

Pretty Deadly, who have been giving out updates throughout the night, tried to get a word with Carmelo Hayes but Trick Williams answered instead and reassured Hayes is winning tonight. Trick then complimented Elton Prince’s jacket which looked similar to the one he was wearing for Prince to respond with ‘Thank you, my dog’.

Unsanctioned Match: Grayson Waller vs. Johnny Gargano

Grayson Waller’s entrance starts from him in the back on Instagram Live talking trash to Johnny Gargano before approaching Shawn Michaels at Gorilla. Gargano comes out with gear that has symbols representing all his past NXT battles with Finn Balor, Tommaso Ciampa and more along with 9-9-15 which is the date he debuted. Candice LeRae and their child is ringside, as Gargano enters the ring and hits a superkick right away taking out Waller. They head to the outside where Gargano tosses Waller right into commentary knocking over Booker T. The match continues with insanity with a lot of weapons including Gargano hitting a suplex to Waller off the apron to a row of chairs on the outside, but Gargano’s back takes the brunt of it. Waller starts mocking Gargano by doing a superkick attempt, but ends up sending Gargano to the outside where Waller follows him just to get hit with a chair shot. Gargano puts Waller on a table that he had set up earlier and heads to the top rope, but Waller gets off and rolls over the table to hit a stunner on Gargano followed by a power bomb through the table. Waller continues attacking Gargano using the chair including a side slam onto one for a two count. Waller grabs the Kendo stick and goes after Gargano, attacking him right in front of Candice and their child. Waller misses a chair shot to Gargano, who comes back and starts attacking Waller with the Kendo Stick. Candice hands the baby over and gets involved and starts attacking Waller with the stick, followed by One Final Beat from Gargano, but Waller kicks out. Waller’s back is all bruised up as he starts kneeing Gargano in the face, before putting a trash can on him and hitting him with Coast to Coast by spring boarding off the ropes, but Gargano kicks out. Waller places Gargano on the commentary table and puts a chair on top of him, before heading to the top rope but Gargano tosses the chair onto his face. Gargano follows with a power bomb to Waller through the commentary table. Waller comes back with a low blow followed by the rolling stunner for a two count. Waller starts smacking Gargano’s back with the chair but instead of covering him starts talking trash to his face. Gargano stops the talk with a low blow of his own and starts using the chair to Waller’s back now. Gargano places the chair on Waller’s head and swings another chair onto it, followed by the Gargano Escape as Waller taps out.

Winner: Johnny Gargano by submission at 18:14

As Johnny & Candice go to leave, they are joined by Indi Hartwell & Dexter Lumis for a fantastic reunion on the stage.

Pretty Deadly approach Tony D’Angelo & Channing Lorenzo in the back and get them aggravated as officials have to come in and separate them.

NXT Women’s Tag Team Championship: Fallon Henley & Kiana James (c) (w/ Brooks Jensen & Josh Briggs) vs. Alba Fyre & Isla Dawn

Fallon Henley & Kiana James come down the ring arguing during their entrance, but as Alba Fyre dives onto Henley, James pushes her away and takes the move. Isla Dawn and Henley start the match officially as the bell rings as Dawn & Fyre start the match in control going after Henley in the corner. James tags in and goes after Dawn in the corner, before Fyre comes in. James sends them both to the outside and hits them with a moonsault. Back inside, James hits a belly-to-back suplex on Fyre for a two count. Dawn & Fyre start double teaming Henley as the referee is distracted by James in her corner. Henley comes back with a blockbuster on Dawn for a two. Dawn & Fyre take out Henley with a double flatliner, but James breaks up the pin attempt. James holds Fyre up as Henley hits her with a dropkick off the tope rope, but Dawn breaks up the three count. Fyre hits a Gord Buster on James, followed by a double knees from Dawn and a double super kick, as Henley breaks up the pin. James asks Brooks Jensen for her back, saying she needs it as Josh Briggs tells him not to do it. Dawn & Fyre take control with this distraction, hitting a backstabber/senton combo as Fyre covers James for the pin, as Briggs holds Jensen back.

Winners: Alba Fyre & Isla Dawn by pinfall at 8:42, to become NEW NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions

NXT Championship: Bron Breakker (c) vs. Carmelo Hayes (w/ Trick Williams)

Carmelo Hayes’ entrance is an introduction by Trick Williams where they show jerseys on the screen of all of Hayes past opponents, before Hayes comes out to Los Angeles Lakers inspired gear and colors (sacrilegious as he’s from Boston). Bron Breakker’s entrance looks to be inspired by In Your House: Beware of Dog. They start the match testing each other before Breakker tosses Hayes down into the corner and scares him off with dog barks. Hayes comes right back sending Breakker to the other corner. Hayes tries to bounce off the ropes and slips, and when he tries it again Breakker sees it coming and blocks him, before mocking the nothing but net taunt. Hayes takes control and starts stomping away at Breakker. Breakker comes back with a back suplex for a two count. Trick Williams gets on the apron, but the referee ejects him. Something other companies could learn from. Breakker follows up with a top rope bulldog for a two. They go back and forth until Hayes knocks Breakker to the apron where he hits him with a springboard suplex, using the middle rope for a two count. Hayes goes to the top rope, where Breakker meets him, hitting a Frankensteiner.  Both men slowly stand up and have a stare off with hard smacks and punches to the face. They continue going back and forth before they end up on the mat where Hayes escapes out of a Steiner Recliner, before Breakker lifts him up for a side slam. Breakker comes right back with a spear, but he takes out the referee as well. Breakker puts on the Steiner Recliner as Hayes taps out, but the referee is still out. Trick runs back in and takes out Breakker with the title and places Hayes on top. The referee slowly goes to make the count, but Breakker kicks out. Hayes bounces off the ropes, but Breakker catches him just for Hayes to hit a Codebreaker. Hayes heads to the top and hits Nothing But Net for the pin and the win.

Winner: Carmelo Hayes by pinfall at 16:14, to become NEW NXT Champion

Breakker takes the title and hands it to Hayes who celebrates to end the show.

I love Indi, very happy for her. I know she is not the best in ring but she’s a great actress and character. Dexter is the cherry on top.

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