For weeks, Pete Dunne has proclaimed to be the best technical wrestler in NXT, and he’s faced little pushback, surgically taking apart opponent after opponent.
That is until Kushida begged to differ.
Two of the world’s best will square off to prove their squared-circle supremacy on Night 1 of NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver on Wednesday, April 7.
Ahead of the Battle Royal on the March 31 edition of NXT to qualify for the Gauntlet Eliminator, The BruiserWeight once again declared his dominance, only to be rebuked by NXT’s resident Time Splitter. The tension spilled over to the Battle Royal, with both men eliminating each other as Kushida refused to break his feared Hoverboard Lock until the two were separated by officials, prompting this bout to be made.
The beef has escalated in short order, and now they’ve cost each other a potential title opportunity. What fireworks will be in store next at NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver?
NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver comes your way with Night 1 on Wednesday, April 7, at 8/7 C on USA Network and streams exclusively on Peacock in the U.S. and on WWE Network elsewhere. And don’t miss Night 2 on Thursday, April 8, at 8/7 C on Peacock and WWE Network.