NXT Stand & Deliver (2024)

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NXT Stand & Deliver
PromotionWWE
Brand(s)NXT
DateApril 6, 2024
CityPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
VenueWells Fargo Center
Attendance16,545[1]
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The 2024 NXT Stand & Deliver was a professional wrestling event produced by WWE for its developmental brand NXT. It was the fourth annual NXT Stand & Deliver event and took place on Saturday, April 6, 2024, at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The event aired via WWE's livestreaming platforms and was held as a part of WrestleMania Weekend, taking place the same day as Night 1 of WrestleMania XL with a special start time of 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The Meta-Four (Noam Dar, Oro Mensah, Lash Legend, and Jakara Jackson) served as the hosts of the event.

Seven matches were contested at the event, including one on the Countdown to Stand & Deliver pre-show. In the main event, Trick Williams defeated Carmelo Hayes. In other prominent matches, Ilja Dragunov defeated Tony D'Angelo to retain the NXT Championship and Roxanne Perez defeated Lyra Valkyria to win the NXT Women's Championship. The event was also notable for the announcement of a new NXT Women's North American Championship and an appearance by new WWE signee Giulia, who previously performed in World Wonder Ring Stardom.

Production[edit]

Background[edit]

The event was held at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Stand & Deliver is an annual professional wrestling event held during WrestleMania week by WWE for its developmental brand, NXT, since 2021. On November 8, 2023, WWE announced that the fourth Stand & Deliver would be held on Saturday, April 6, 2024, at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It will take place during the afternoon of WrestleMania XL Night 1 with a special start time of 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The event will be livestreamed on Peacock in the United States and the WWE Network in most international markets. Tickets went on sale on November 17.[2][3]

Storylines[edit]

The event will include matches that result from scripted storylines. Results are predetermined by WWE's writers on the NXT brand, while storylines are produced on WWE's weekly television program, NXT, and the supplementary online streaming show, Level Up.[4][5]

Main event[edit]

At Vengeance Day on February 4, Trick Williams, who was accompanied by Carmelo Hayes, failed to win the NXT Championship from Ilja Dragunov. After the match, Hayes attacked Williams with a steel chair, ending their partnership and turning heel in the process.[6] On the following episode of NXT, Hayes revealed that he was the one who attacked Williams back in October 2023 and set his sights at Dragunov and the NXT Championship.[7] On the February 27 episode of NXT, Tony D'Angelo told Dragunov that he is tired that the NXT Championship is being centered around Dragunov, Hayes and Williams, and that he was willing to earn a title shot at the NXT Championship. Dragunov accepted D'Angelo's proposal and NXT General Manager Ava set a match between Hayes and D'Angelo at Roadblock to determine a #1 contender to the NXT Championship at Stand & Deliver,[8] which was won by D'Angelo. After the match, Williams made his return and attacked Hayes in the ring.[9] The following week on NXT, Williams challenged Hayes to a match at Stand & Deliver, which was then made official.[10][11] On March 28, Shawn Michaels announced that the match was given a main event spot at Stand & Deliver,[12] making Hayes and Williams the first two Black men to main event Stand & Deliver and the first two Black men to main event a PLE since The Rock and Booker T at SummerSlam in 2001.[13]

Undercard matches[edit]

On March 5, NXT General Manager Ava announced that three tag team matches will take place over the next three weeks, SmackDown's Latino World Order (Joaquin Wilde and Cruz Del Toro) vs. OTM (Bronco Nima and Lucien Price), Axiom and Nathan Frazer vs. No Quarter Catch Crew (Drew Gulak, Damon Kemp or Myles Borne) and Hank Walker and Tank Ledger vs. The O.C. (Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson) from SmackDown. The winners of each match will advance to a triple threat tag team match on the April 2 episode of NXT.[9] Axiom and Frazer won the match to earn an NXT Tag Team Championship match against The Wolf Dogs (Baron Corbin and Bron Breakker) at Stand & Deliver.[14]

At Vengeance Day on February 4, Lyra Valkyria defeated Roxanne Perez and Lola Vice in a triple threat match to retain the NXT Women's Championship; where the match was originally a singles match between Valkyria and Perez, however, Vice cashed in her Breakout Tournament contract while the match was in progress.[6] Over the next few weeks, Perez became increasingly frustrated in the women's locker room for not receiving a rematch. At Roadblock, after Valkyria and her tag team partner Tatum Paxley failed to win the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship, Perez viciously attacked Valkyria and injured her arm, turning heel in the process.[9] The following week on NXT, Perez demanded NXT General Manager Ava to strip Valkyria of the title due to her injury and award it to her as "the woman that never lost the title in the first place", but Ava declined, wanting to wait to get the full extent of Valkyria's injury.[10] One week later, Perez defeated Paxley via submission. After the match, Valkyria returned and brawled with Perez, but the latter got the upper hand. Despite her injury, Valkyria told Ava she wanted a match against Perez for the title at Stand & Deliver, which was made official.[15]

On the March 12 episode of NXT, Dijak confronted NXT North American Champion Oba Femi and challenged him to see if Femi has what it takes "to be a real champion". Later that night, Femi defeated Brooks Jensen to retain the title.[10] The following week, Jensen's tag team partner, Josh Briggs took issue with Femi's lack of mercy towards Jensen and challenged him to a title match. Dijak then appeared and demanded a title match. A brawl then ensued amongst the three.[15] One week later, Dijak and Briggs won their respective matches. Femi then announced he will defend his title against Dijak and Briggs in a triple threat match at Stand & Deliver, which was made official.[16]

On the August 15, 2023 episode of NXT, Jacy Jayne defeated Chase University's Thea Hail. Backstage after the match, Jayne gave praise to Hail and subsequently became a mentor to Hail, turning face for the first time since 2021, with Jayne eventually joining Chase University.[17] Around January 2024, Jayne took on a new protégé, Jazmyn Nyx, who would help Jayne win matches by cheating which Hail refused to do. On the March 12, 2024 edition of NXT, Hail and Fallon Henley lost a tag team match after Jayne refused to be Hail's partner the previous week. An emotional Hail stated how she had changed her entire look and personality to be more like Jayne, whom she idolized, but now realizes how toxic Jayne really is, disavowing her friendship with Jayne and declaring she was returning to the "old Thea Hail".[10] On the following week, Jayne (with Nyx) turned on Chase University, turning both women heel in the process.[15] On April 2, a six-woman tag team match was made official for Stand & Deliver with Hail, Henley and Kelani Jordan going up against Jayne, Kiana James and Izzi Dame.[14]

Countdown to Stand & Deliver pre-show[edit]

On the March 26 episode of NXT, Joe Gacy collected Shawn Spears's signature steel chair during the latter's match with Dijak, which he would go on to lose. Later in the night, Spears was being interviewed outside the building and said that Gacy was now on his radar. Gacy then dropped Spears's chair from the top of the Performance Center onto the pavement and then started laughing.[16] The following week, Gacy was scheduled to face NXT North American Champion Oba Femi in a non-title match, but during Gacy's entrance, Spears attacked with a chair from behind and told Gacy to "start laughing"; Gacy would later lose the match. Later in the night, Gacy went to Ava's office and requested a match against Spears for Stand & Deliver, which Ava accepted.[14] The match was then made official for the Countdown to Stand & Deliver pre-show.[18]

Event[edit]

Other on-screen personnel
Role: Name:
Host The Meta-Four (Noam Dar, Oro Mensah, Lash Legend and Jakara Jackson)
Commentators Vic Joseph
Booker T
Wade Barrett
Spanish commentators Marcelo Rodríguez
Jerry Soto
Ring announcer Alicia Taylor
Referees Adrian Butler
Chip Danning
Dallas Irvin
Derek Sanders
Felix Fernandez
Jeremy Marcus
Pre-show panel Megan Morant
Sam Roberts
Arianna Grace
Ridge Holland

Countdown to Stand & Deliver pre-show[edit]

At pre-show, Joe Gacy faced Shawn Spears. During Joe Gacy's entrance, Ridge Holland attacked him with a chair. In the end, Joe Gacy performed The Upside Down on Spears to win the match.[19]

Preliminary matches[edit]

The main show kicked off with a Meta-Four video package of them running through main show matches in little skits.

In opening match,Bron Breakker & Baron Corbin defended their NXT Tag Team Championship against Axiom & Nathan Frazer. In closing moments, both Axiom and Frazer hitted Corbin with a Golden Ratio and Phoenix Splash respectively for a nearfall. Corbin reversed Axiom in End of Days and set up Frazer for Breakker to hit him with a Spear for pinfall victory.[19]

The next match was a triple threat match between Oba Femi(c), Dijak and Josh Briggs for NXT North American Championship. Both challengers tried to took out Oba with teaming against him.In the end, Dijak hitted Feast Your Eyes on Briggs for pinfall but Oba broke the pin.Oba then powerbombed Dijak onto Briggs and pinned Briggs to win the match and retain the championship.[19]

The next match was a six-woman tag team match between Fallon Henley, Kelani Jordan, & Thea Hall against Izzi Dame, Kiana James, & Jacy Jayne.

Main event[edit]

In the main event Trick Williams faces Carmelo Hayes with it being the 2 NXT Stand and Deliver main event to have a single match without a championship being involved, Trick Williams defeated Carmelo Hayes getting revenge after Carmelo Hayes attack Trick in NXT Vengeance Day after Trick match

Results[edit]

No.ResultsStipulationsTimes[1]
1PJoe Gacy defeated Shawn Spears by pinfallSingles match[20]9:04
2Baron Corbin and Bron Breakker (c) defeated Axiom and Nathan Frazer by pinfallTag team match for the NXT Tag Team Championship[21]11:22
3Oba Femi (c) defeated Dijak and Josh Briggs by pinfallTriple threat match for the NXT North American Championship[22]15:00
4Fallon Henley, Kelani Jordan, and Thea Hail (with Andre Chase, Duke Hudson, and Riley Osborne) defeated Izzi Dame, Jacy Jayne, and Kiana James (with Jazmyn Nyx) by submissionSix-woman tag team match[23]11:41
5Roxanne Perez defeated Lyra Valkyria (c) by submissionSingles match for the NXT Women's Championship[24]16:19
6Ilja Dragunov (c) defeated Tony D'Angelo (with Adriana Rizzo, Channing "Stacks" Lorenzo, and Luca Crusifino) by pinfallSingles match for the NXT Championship[25]17:06
7Trick Williams defeated Carmelo Hayes by pinfallSingles match[26]14:47
(c) – the champion(s) heading into the match
P – the match was broadcast on the pre-show

NXT Tag Team Championship Eliminator Tournament (2024)[edit]

First Round
NXT
(March 12 and 19)
Final
NXT
(April 2)
Latino World Order
(Joaquin Wilde and Cruz Del Toro)
Pin
OTM
(Bronco Nima and Lucien Price)
10:46[10]
Latino World Order
(Joaquin Wilde and Cruz Del Toro)
10:48[14]
Axiom and Nathan FrazerPin
Axiom and Nathan FrazerPin
No Quarter Catch Crew
(Charlie Dempsey and Myles Borne)
9:32[15]
The O.C.
(Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson)
Hank Walker and Tank Ledger7:52[15]
The O.C.
(Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson)
Pin

References[edit]

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