Io Shirai Vs Raquel Gonzalez for the NXT Women’s Championship set to main event Night 1 of NXT TakeOver: Stand and Deliver.
For long it was rumored that the Wrestlemania card would involve NXT Talent this year. The reports were plausible considering that it was a two night affair like the year before. Instead however, the WWE announced that NXT would have it’s own two day event as well!
NXT TakeOver: Stand and Deliver will take place on the same week as Wrestlemania 37. It will be the first of 34 TakeOver’s to take place over the span of two nights. The first of the two will air on April 7th as part of NXT’s weekly Wednesday night programming; the first TakeOver to air on television and the second part will feature on pay-per-view, as well as the WWE Network.
Io Shirai Vs Raquel Gonzalez set to main event Night 1 of NXT TakeOver: Stand and Deliver
So far only three matches have been announced on the card but we already know which match will headline night 1.
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) March 20, 2021
Dakota Kai and Raquel Gonzalez were awarded the first ever NXT Women’s Tag Team Championships. They lost the title on the very same night to Ember Moon and Shotzi Blackheart. An infuriated Gonzalez was later confronted by NXT Women’s Champion Io Shirai, who challenged her to a match.
The event will also see both NXT Cruiserwight Champions, Jordan Devlin and Santos Escobar in a title unification match. The likely main event will be Karrion Kross’ pursuit of the NXT Championship from Finn Balor, a title he never lost.
NXT TakeOver: Stand and Deliver Card so far:
Finn Bálor © vs. Karrion Kross (with Scarlett) – NXT Championship Match
Jordan Devlin © vs. Santos Escobar © – Undisputed NXT Cruiserweight Championship Unification Match
Io Shirai © vs Raquel Gonzalez – NXT Women’s Championship Match
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