WWE promised NXT General Manager William Regal would make a pair of game-changing announcements on the Mar. 10 edition of the show, and they didn’t waste any time getting to them.
The rumor mill beat Regal to the punch, but that didn’t take any of the gusto out of the presentation.
A video package announced that the pre-WrestleMania 37 TakeOver event will be a two-night affair called Stand & Deliver!
TWO-NIGHT TAKEOVER. #NXTTakeOver: Stand & Deliver— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) March 11, 2021
Night 1: Wednesday, April 7 LIVE at 8/7c on @USA_Network.
Night 2: Thursday, April 8 LIVE at 8/7c on @peacockTV!#WeAreNXT #WWENXT pic.twitter.com/d9qv3g95II
And when Raquel González & Dakota Kai head into those shows on April 7 & 8, they’ll do so wearing these brand new belts...
Another FIRST in the #WWENXT Women's Division!@DakotaKai_WWE & @RaquelWWE are your FIRST-EVER #WWENXT Women's #TagTeamChampions!!! @RealKingRegal pic.twitter.com/E7jqHM0X6S— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) March 11, 2021
The GM called the entire women’s division out to the ramp before unveiling the new NXT Women’s Tag Team championships, which allowed Kai & González to go back to playing the heels they were before they were screwed over by Adam Pearce last Wednesday.
While most of the ladies just made faces, the team Dakota & Raquel beat to win the first Women’s Dusty Cup (and therefore, as it turns out, the tag titles) made their way to the ring. Ember Moon & Shotzi Blackheart threw down the challenge - and Regal booked it for tonight!
Keep up with all the big happenings on tonight’s NXT in our live blog.