NXT Takeover: Stand and Deliver went to the archives and Dave Meltzer judged it by its very famous stars (ranging from 1 to 5, but can go below or above these figures). Here are Meltzer's ratings of the PPV aired on April 7 and 8 from the Capitol Wrestling Center of the Performance Center in Orlando, Florida.
Night 1: Main Card: Single match: Pete Dunne vs Kushida: 4.25 / 5 Six Man Gauntlet Eliminator match: Bronson Reed vs Iasaiah "Swerve" Scott vs Cameron Grimes vs LA Knight vs Dexter Lumis vs Leon Ruff (whoever wins will have a titled match for the NXT North American Championship the following evening): 3.50 / 5 NXT United Kingdom Championship: Walter vs Tommaso Ciampa: 4.50 / 5 Triple Threat NXT Tag Team Championship match: MSK (Wes Lee & Nash Carter) vs Grizzled Young Veterans (James Drake & Zack Gibson) vs Legado del Fantasma (Raul Mendoza & Joaquin Wilde): 4.50 / 5 NXT Women's Championship match: Raquel Gonzalez vs Io Shirai: 4.25 / 5 Night 2: Ladder NXT Cruiserweight Championship match: Santos Escobar vs Jordan Devlin: 3.75 / 5 NXT Women's Tag Team Championship match: Ember Moon & Shotzi Blackheart vs Candice LeRae & Indi Hartwell: 2.50 / 5 NXT North American Championship match: Johnny Gargano vs Bronson Reed: 3.25 / 5 NXT Championship match: Karrion Kross vs Finn Balor: 3.75 / 5 Unsactioned match: Kyle O'Reilly vs Adam Cole: 4.50 / 5 As we can see, the American journalist evaluated the ppv of the gold-black roster very positively, rewarding the first evening much more than the second.
The matches with the highest ratings are Walter vs Tommaso Ciampa for the title of NXT UK champion, the Triple Threat Match for the vacant NXT Tag Team titles between MSK vs Legado del Fantasma vs Grizzled Young Veterans and the Unsanctioned match between Kyle O'Reilly vs Adam Cole with 4.50 stars out of 5.
The NXT women's title match and the match between Pete Dunne vs Kushida received 4.25 stars.
NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver was amazing
WWE brought the second night of NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver for fans. It was a newsworthy night of action and we have a change as a part of it.
Karrion Kross was forced to relinquish the NXT Title when he suffered a separated shoulder as he won it from Keith Lee. It was a long road back for Kross, but it was also full of hard work. All that led to TakeOver: Stand & Deliver.
In the end, Karrion Kross’ assault on Finn Balor was simply too much to take. Balor won after a clubbing blow to the back of the neck to cap off his big rally at the end.