Finn Balor put his NXT Championship on the road at WWE NXT TakeOver: Stand & Ship. This was slotted within the semi-main occasion slot since they wished the Unsanctioned match to go on final.
Balor acted like he wasn’t taking issues significantly as a result of he smiled after getting wager up by Kross within the first couple of minutes of the match. This backfired as a result of it prompted Kross to get fired up however Balor outsmarted him and Kross charged into the ring submit as Balor moved out of the way in which.
Moments later, Balor obtained Kross in an armbar submission, Kross tried to counter however Balor countered and hyperextended Kross’ arm. Balor additionally labored on Kross’ ribs till Kross fought again with a kick to the abdomen. Kross obtained a close to fall after hitting a powerbomb. Kross continued to carry his ribs all through the match. Balor fought again with knees to the physique and a double stomp to the chest, adopted by a kick to the chest.
Late within the match, Balor hit the Coup de Grace off the highest however Kross kicked out after which locked within the straightjacket submission. Balor broke free and hit one other double stomp. Balor locked in an belly stretch submission however Kross broke free and nailed Balor with repeated strikes to the again of the pinnacle, adopted up with a German suplex and the Doomsday Saito suplex. Kross nailed Balor at the back of the pinnacle and pinned him to win the title
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— WWE (@WWE) April 9, 2021