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NXT Takeover XXX Predictions

NXT Takeover XXX is tomorrow and with the final episode of NXT TV before Takeover done, it’s time to give my predictions for the big event.

Legado del Fantasma vs. Breezango vs. Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch – No. 1 contender match for NXT tag team championship

Legado del Fantasma are definitely the hottest team right now and if the champions weren’t Imperium, I’d back them to win. Yet, since Imperium are heels and so are Legado del Fantasma, it wouldn’t make sense for them to challenge for the belts. I’m going with Burch and Lorcan as Breezango and Fantasma have their own issues to sort out as well. I don’t see them beating Imperium but I think they’ll be a good stepping stone for Aichner and Barthel.

Finn Balor vs Timothy Thatcher

This ought to be good. This match was just put together and I expect it to be a good one. Thatcher attacked Balor during his contender match for the North American title and I think he’ll hold his momentum through to get the win.

Adam Cole vs Pat McAfee

I’ll be honest, when this feud was set up a few weeks back, I was completely against it. I personally don’t like outsiders coming in and participating in matches. However, over the last week, especially this week, this has grown on me. I think if there’s anyone who can make a good match with anyone it’s Adam Cole and I hope he delivers here. In terms of who I think will win, I’ve got McAfee. I think he’ll get a cheap win after him cheating in some sort of way.

Io Shirai (c) Dakota Kai – NXT Women’s Championship

I hope Kai will be a champion one day as I really like her as a heel, but it’s highly unlikely her time is now. Io won the belt only two months ago and I expect her to hold it at least until either Charlotte Flair returns or Rhea Ripley comes for it again. I do think these two will put an amazing match, testament to the quality of Women’s wrestling in the WWE right now.

Bronson Reed vs. Damian Priest vs. Johnny Gargano vs. Cameron Grimes vs. Velveteen Dream (Ladder Match) – NXT North American Championship

I made a post talking about the new generation of NXT and how they’re beginning to takeover (no pun intended) and I can see that happening tomorrow. They’ve really made Reed into a credible threat in the build up to this event but I don’t think he’s going to take the win here. I think either Cameron Grimes or Damian Priest will win. I think Priest is the obvious answer, so I’ll go with him.

Keith Lee (c) vs Karrion Kross – NXT Championship

Too early. NXT did this feud way too early. Kross looks scary as hell and I want him to destroy the whole of NXT but I think his rise was too sudden. We haven’t had time to really delve into his character and I think he should’ve gone on a longer road of destruction before reaching Lee. If this feud was to happen later on in the year, I’d go with Kross, but since Lee has just won the title, I’m going with Lee. I think NXT have booked themselves into a corner with this one as both guys could’ve done with the win. I hope don’t leave us with a count-out or disqualification in the main event. That would definitely not go down well with the fans.

So this is the beginning of the new era of NXT and it has been good so far even with the lack of fans. It’ll be interesting to see if NXT outshines Summerslam this weekend as the main roster PPV’s have gotten better since the pandemic period started.


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