Surviving a grueling gauntlet fighter on the first night of Stand & Deliver, Bronson Reed gave Johnny Gargano everything he had in pursuit of the NXT title in North America. However, Gargano reigned supreme over the Colossal Superstar.
It was the giant Reed’s strength against the technical prowess of Gargano, who wanted to chop and slash his larger opponent. This included bumping Bronson into the notice table and injuring the ribs.
Reed played powerslam, choke and more, but the injury clearly affected his speed and prevented him from achieving 100 percent. Throughout the match, Gargano mercilessly focused on his lower back injury, using it as a crushing backstab and blocking Gargano’s escape. Although Reed made several devastating maneuvers of his own, including a monster suplex and Razor’s Edge outside the ring, the slower Reed missed the move like a tsunami, mostly due to injury.
Then, shortly after preventing outside interference Austin’s theoryReed was unable to land an incredible moon kick from the top rope and further injured his ribs in the process, allowing Gargano to finally execute a pair of One Final Beats to win.