Booker T Says NXT Stars Were “Walking Their Way Through” Title Match At Stand & Deliver
Booker T thinks two NXT stars could have had a better match at NXT Stand & Deliver during WrestleMania 39 weekend.
It was last Saturday, April 1st at 10 a.m. local time in Los Angeles when NXT Stand & Deliver kicked off the action on WrestleMania Saturday.
As usual, the NXT commentary team consisted of Vic Joseph and two-time WWE Hall of Famer Booker T, who doesn’t mince words on commentary or on his podcast.
There were some title changes at Stand & Deliver including Indi Hartwell finally capturing the NXT Women’s Title in a Ladder Match while Alba Fyre & Isla Dawn became NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions for the first time.
The main event saw another title change take place as Carmelo Hayes ended the nearly one-year-long NXT Title reign of Bron Breakker. The match had a controversial finish since Breakker made Hayes tap out in the Steiner Recliner, but the referee wasn’t there to see it, so Hayes got an assist from his buddy Trick Williams and the Nothing But Net leg drop off the top for the win. Carmelo Hayes became the NXT Champion for the first time.
On his Hall of Fame podcast this week, Booker T spoke about the Hayes-Breakker match saying it was about a 6 out of 10 kind of match while saying he thought it would be a better match.
“As far as the match goes, on a scale of one to ten, I give it a six. I’m not going to go too higher than a six just because I know what I’m looking for. If you’re a gymnast, and you’re doing the vault, what am I looking for? Most important thing in the vault? I’m looking to see if these guys stick the dismount. I’m still looking, still waiting.”
“Did they go out there and perform? Yes, they did. I just thought they were walking their way through it as opposed to feeling their way through it. “I thought it could have been a lot better. Do I think the right guy won? Yeah.”
This past Tuesday on NXT, they followed up on the Hayes-Breakker story by having a jealous Breakker turn heel by attacking Hayes and Williams to end the show. It is Breakker’s first time as a heel on NXT since he started on the brand about 18 months ago. Booker did support the heel turn.
“What they did on Tuesday with Bron Breakker turning heel, I like that. I like Bron Breakker better as a heel. He should have started out as a heel, but with him having the pedigree, background, and name, you jumpstart him as a babyface, I get that too.”
“I’m from the school that, you put him out there as a heel first and it teaches him everything he needs to know about being a babyface because he’s working babyfaces.”
In addition to his work on NXT, Booker T was also part of the Kickoff Show panel during both nights of WrestleMania as well.