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Karrion Kross defeats Finn Bálor to win the NXT Championship

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Karrion Kross has won the NXT Championship from Finn Bálor in the second night of NXT Takeover: Stand And Deliver.



Kross debuted on NXT in April, 2020, accompanied by his real life partner Scarlett Bordeaux. Immediately starting a feud with NXT mainstay Tommasso Ciampa, he defeated him at his very first Takeover appearance at NXT Takeover: In Your House.

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At NXT TakeOver: XXX, he defeated Keith Lee to win the NXT Championship for the first time. However, the following day on August 23, 2020, WWE announced that he had suffered a separated shoulder during the match, and on the August 26 episode of NXT, he vacated the title; this ended his reign at only 4 days, making it the shortest in the title’s history.

He reappeared in December, 2020, attacking Damien Priest. In the following weeks, he confronted performers like NXT Cruiserweight Champion Santos Escobar, Royal Rumble winner Edge and Kross confronted the NXT Champion Finn Bálor after he successfully defended his title against Adam Cole on the March 10 episode of NXT.

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Bálor was subsequently scheduled to defend the NXT Championship against him at TakeOver: Stand & Deliver, which was scheduled as the main event of Night 2. In what Kross’ best NXT match till date, he defeated Bálor with a running forearm for the victory, becoming a two times NXT Champion in the process.


Night 1:

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Zoey Stark defeated Toni Storm

Pete Dunne defeated Kushida

Bronson Reed defeated Isaiah “Swerve” Scott, Cameron Grimes, LA Knight, Dexter Lumis, and Leon Ruff in a Six-man Gauntlet Eliminator match. Winner received an NXT North American Championship match on Night 2

Walter (c) defeated Tommaso Ciampa in a Singles match for the NXT United Kingdom Championship

MSK (Wes Lee and Nash Carter) defeated Grizzled Young Veterans (James Drake and Zack Gibson) and Legado Del Fantasma (Raul Mendoza and Joaquin Wilde) in a Triple threat tag team match for the vacant NXT Tag Team Championship

Raquel González (with Dakota Kai) defeated Io Shirai (c) in a Singles match for the NXT Women’s Championship

Night 2:

Santos Escobar (c) defeated Jordan Devlin (c) in a Ladder match to determine the undisputed NXT Cruiserweight Champion

Ember Moon and Shotzi Blackheart (c) defeated The Way (Candice LeRae and Indi Hartwell) in a Tag team match for the NXT Women’s Tag Team Championship

Johnny Gargano (c) (with Austin Theory) defeated Bronson Reed in a Singles match for the NXT North American Championship

Karrion Kross (with Scarlett) defeated Finn Bálor (c) in a Singles match for the NXT Championship

Kyle O’Reilly defeated Adam Cole in an Unsanctioned match

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