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The March 31, 2021 of NXT was a Professional wrestling television show of the WWE which took place at the Capitol Performance Center in Orlando, Florida.

Summary

Cameron Grimes remained persistent in his bid to purchase The Undisputed ERA intellectual property from Roderick Strong, and he came armed with a "Grimes The System" shirt and new mashed-up theme music. But the beyond annoyed Strong snapped and channeled his frustration with the situation involving Adam Cole and Kyle O'Reilly into aggression against The Technical Savage.

That same emotion proved costly for Strong, though. Grimes appeared to pull a foreign object from his tights, only for it to be an Undisputed ERA armband. With his focus halted, Strong was a sitting duck for a devastating Cave-In by Grimes.

Looking to prove his championship bonafides — and not-so-subtly taking a page out of TakeOver opponent Jordan Devlin's book — Santos Escobar issued an open challenge that was answered by former NXT Tag Team Champion Tyler Breeze.

While Prince Pretty gave Escobar far more than he likely bargained for, the leader of Legado del Fantasma emerged victorious after planting Breeze with a Phantom Driver. Afterward, Raul Mendoza & Joaquin Wilde looked to continue the assault on Breeze, but MSK had other ideas, chasing them off. Finally, The Grizzled Young Veterans offered a confident message ahead of next week's NXT Tag Team Title Triple Threat Match at TakeOver.

The upstart duo of Gigi Dolin and Zayda Ramier gave The Way a spirited challenge, but they were no match for the well-oiled machine of Candice LeRae & Indi Hartwell. LeRae laid out Ramier with the Wicked Stepsister, setting her up for a big springboard elbow from Hartwell for the win.

Afterward, LeRae declared that The Way had decided that they should challenge for the NXT Women's Tag Team Titles at NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver, and as fighting champions, Shotzi Blackheart & Ember Moon were happy to throw down.

One week before she challenges for the NXT Women's Title, Raquel González looked almost unstoppable. While Zoey Stark once again showed she could more than hold her own against the black-and-gold brand's elite — and even scored several near-falls against the No.1 Contender — she had no answer for González's devastating one-armed powerbomb.

Though González had already gotten the better of NXT Women's Champion Io Shirai during an altercation earlier in the evening, The Genius of the Sky came back for more. And once again, Shirai was left lying in tatters after González launched her into the ringside plexiglass and demanded she stay down.

Though a tag team bout was on tap, Tian Sha had a curveball for Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter, as they instead faced off with only Xia Li in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match, and that wasn't the only surprise.

With Mei Ying looking on from the ramp, Carter eventually confronted her — only to be incapacitated by a unique pressure point hold and a mysterious smoke blown into her face. Meanwhile, Li decimated Catanzaro with a huge spin kick to pick up another vicious victory.

LA Knight won an 11-Man Battle Royal; Isaiah "Swerve" Scott, Leon Ruff, Bronson Reed, Cameron Grimes and Dexter Lumis also qualified for the Gauntlet Eliminator

Even the usual chaos that comes with a Battle Royal ramped up a notch, as Leon Ruff attacked rival Isaiah "Swerve" Scott prior to the bell, setting the tone for a tumultuous bout — one that Roderick Strong no-showed after declaring earlier in the evening he was "done" while on his way out of the Capitol Wrestling Center.

Kushida and Pete Dunne had no love lost for each other after a tense previous confrontation. Their beef proved costly, as both men eliminated each other with NXT's resident Time Splitter refusing to relinquish the Hoverboard Lock until referees separated the two.

Though "Swerve" and Ruff clinched spots in the Gauntlet Eliminator, Bronson Reed impressed by launching both men out of the ring in powerful fashion.

After standing almost motionless in the corner for the entire bout, the bizarre Dexter Lumis finally joined the action, uniting briefly with LA Knight and Cameron Grimes to toss the colossal Reed.

With three men remaining, Grimes appeared set on buying his way to victory, but Lumis and Knight weren't interested, sending The Technical Savage soaring over the ropes.

Finally, Knight claimed victory — and the final entry in the Gauntlet Eliminator — with a bit of cunning. After being sent over the top rope but catching himself on the apron, Lumis sent Knight through the ropes. Knight deftly ripped Lumis off the apron for the elimination, giving himself plenty to brag about.

All hell broke loose when Io Shirai called out Raquel González

Despite being battered repeatedly throughout the evening by "Big Mami Cool" — who even hurled Shirai through a wall backstage — the NXT Women's Champion took the ring, calling out González, who gave Shirai exactly what she wanted. This time, though, not even every female NXT Superstar could contain Shirai, who left González and everyone else in pieces after a spectacular springboard plancha to the outside, showing González what she was in for come NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver.

Results

Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
(c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.
  • Isaiah Scott eliminated Jake Atlas
  • Isaiah Scott eliminated Tyler Rust
  • Austin Theory is eliminated
  • Kushida & Pete Dunne eliminate each other
  • Bronson Reed eliminated Leon Ruff
  • Bronson Reed eliminated Isaiah Scott
  • Cameron Grimes, Dexter Lumis & LA Knight eliminated Bronson Reed
  • Dexter Lumis & LA Knight eliminated Cameron Grimes
  • LA Knight eliminated Dexter Lumis

Other on-screen talent

Commentators
Ring announcer
Interviewer
Referees

Image Gallery

See also

External links

WWE NXT Results
2010 List of WWE NXT results

2/233/23/93/163/233/304/64/134/204/275/45/115/185/256/16/86/156/226/297/67/137/207/278/38/108/178/248/319/79/149/2110/510/1210/1910/2611/211/911/1611/2311/3012/712/1412/2112/28

2011 List of WWE NXT results
1/41/111/181/252/12/82/152/223/13/83/153/223/294/54/124/194/265/35/105/175/245/316/76/146/216/287/57/127/197/268/28/98/168/168/169/69/139/209/2710/410/1210/1910/2611/211/911/1611/2311/3012/712/1412/2112/28
2012 List of WWE NXT results
1/41/111/181/252/12/82/152/222/293/73/143/213/284/44/114/184/255/25/95/165/235/306/66/136/206/277/47/117/187/258/18/88/158/228/299/59/129/199/2610/310/1010/1710/2410/3111/711/1411/2111/2812/512/1212/1912/26
2013 List of WWE NXT results
1/21/91/161/231/302/62/132/202/273/63/133/203/274/34/104/174/245/15/85/155/225/296/56/126/196/267/37/107/177/247/318/78/148/218/289/49/119/189/2510/210/910/1610/2310/3011/611/1311/2011/2712/412/1112/1812/25
2014 List of WWE NXT results
1/11/81/151/221/292/52/122/19Arrival3/63/133/203/274/34/104/174/245/15/85/155/22Takeover6/56/126/196/267/37/107/177/247/318/78/148/218/289/4Takeover II9/189/2510/210/910/1610/2310/3011/611/1311/2011/2712/4Takeover III12/1812/25
2015 List of WWE NXT results
1/141/211/282/42/10Takeover IV2/182/253/43/113/183/254/14/84/154/224/295/65/135/19Takeover V5/276/36/106/176/247/17/87/157/227/298/58/128/19Takeover VI8/269/29/99/169/239/30Takeover VII10/1410/2110/2811/411/1111/1811/2512/212/9Takeover VIII12/2312/30
2016 List of WWE NXT results
1/61/131/201/272/32/102/172/243/23/93/163/233/30Takeover IX4/64/134/204/275/45/115/185/256/1TakeOver: The End6/156/226/297/67/137/207/278/38/108/17Back to Brooklyn8/248/319/79/149/219/2810/510/1210/1910/2611/211/911/16TakeOver: Toronto11/2311/3012/712/1412/2112/28
2017 List of WWE NXT results
1/41/111/181/25TakeOver: San Antonio2/12/82/152/223/13/83/153/223/29TakeOver: Orlando4/54/124/194/265/35/105/17TakeOver: Chicago5/245/316/76/146/216/287/57/127/197/268/28/98/16TakeOver: Brooklyn III8/238/309/69/139/209/2710/410/1110/1810/2511/111/811/15TakeOver: WarGames11/2211/2912/612/1312/2012/27
2018 List of WWE NXT results
1/31/101/171/24TakeOver: Philadelphia1/312/72/142/212/283/73/143/213/284/4TakeOver: New Orleans4/114/184/255/25/95/165/235/306/66/13TakeOver: Chicago II6/206/277/47/117/187/258/18/88/15TakeOver: Brooklyn IV8/228/299/59/129/199/2610/310/1010/1710/2410/3111/711/14TakeOver: WarGames II11/2111/2812/512/1212/1912/26
2019 List of WWE NXT results
1/21/91/161/23Phoenix1/302/62/132/202/273/63/133/203/274/3New York4/104/174/245/15/85/155/225/296/56/126/196/267/37/107/177/247/318/7Toronto II8/148/218/289/49/119/189/2510/210/910/1610/2310/3011/611/1311/20WarGames11/2712/412/1112/1812/25
2020 List of WWE NXT results

1/11/81/151/221/292/52/12Portland2/192/263/43/113/183/254/1Tampa Bay4/84/154/224/295/65/135/205/276/3In Your House6/106/176/247/17/87/157/227/298/58/128/19TakeOver: XXX8/269/19/89/169/239/30TakeOver: XXXI10/710/1410/2110/2811/411/1111/1811/2512/2WarGames 202012/912/1612/2312/30

2021 List of WWE NXT results

1/61/131/201/272/32/10Vengeance Day2/172/243/33/103/173/243/31Stand & Deliver4/134/204/275/45/115/185/256/16/8In Your House 20216/156/226/297/67/137/207/278/38/108/17TakeOver 368/248/319/79/149/219/2810/510/1210/1910/2611/211/911/1611/2311/3012/712/1412/2112/28

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