The Ring General put his title on the line against Tommaso Ciampa on Night 1 of NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver. Tommaso Ciampa out first digging his eyes all up on WALTER who was still to come out. The music hit as WALTER headed to the ring. The bell rang, WALTER pushed Tommaso Ciampa back into the turnbuckle.
Tommaso Ciampa with Headlock, but WALTER instead came up with a shoulder dash to take him down. Tommaso Ciampa back to fire smashing into the cornor, Tommaso Ciampa went closer for one more shot, but this time WALTER with a right hand to take him down.
WALTER with some chops and took high above the turnbuckle, Tommaso Ciampa was able to slide out. They took the brawl ringside. WALTER continued his dominance with those massive chops. Both back to the ring, Tommaso Ciampa was taking control by attacking severely attacking his left shoulder.
WALTER performed a Big Boot to get the relief...WALTER looked for the submissions, Tommaso Ciampa pulled it back, another Big Boot connected from WALTER. WALTER once again started imposing his boot. Tommaso Ciampa back to fire with some Chops, but it literally didn't affect WALTER. Tommaso Ciampa continued to unleash chops, but WALTER didn't go down.
Back from the commercial break...as both competitors were down, Tommaso Ciampa looked for the fairy tale ending, but WALTER blocked it somehow. Tommaso Ciampa was finally able to have it...1,2...kicked out at 2 and a half.
This time WALTER with a German Suplex followed by a massive Clothesline for the cover, but kicked out at two. WALTER with a kick to the spine, Tommaso Ciampa was staggered. Tommaso Ciampa immediately turned it into an Armbar, WALTER once again escaped by touching the bottom rope. Tommaso Ciampa took WALTER off the apron, dragged himself back on the apron, leading some chops to Tommaso Ciampa. WALTER got over the top of the turnbuckle, he was joined by Tommaso Ciampa.
Tommaso Ciampa with a huge mid-air crash for the cover, but WALTER still kicked out...the match-going animalistic. Both with the exchange of chops, WALTER now looked for the pin, WALTER with back-to-back Powerbomb. Tommaso Ciampa still kicked out as WALTER went for the cover. The crowd started chanting, "THIS IS OSM!". WALTER finally ended the match with a win over Tommaso Ciampa.