Tomorrow night is NXT TakeOver Dallas and wrestling fans have been waiting for this event with anticipation for months. This card will give WrestleMania 32 a run for its money in my opinion I will provide my predictions and my thoughts on this star studded card.
American Alpha vs. The Revival NXT Tag team Championships
This match will be a tag team classic and a clinic when dealing with these two outstanding tag teams in America Alpha against The Revival. The Revival has been constantly overcoming the odds ever since winning the NXT Tag Team titles in a tournament. Then this last month at WWE Roadblock The Revival retained their NXT titles against Enzo and Cassady in an incredible match. Then the NXT Tag Team Champions defended their titles against The Vaudevillains a couple of weeks later, however they will be facing their toughest test to date in American Alpha.
It seems that both Jason Jordan and Chad Gable was a perfect match for each other forming American Alpha. Chad Gable was a 2012 Olympian in Greco-Roman wrestling and he is general and a leader in the ring. On the other head Jason Jordan was a fantastic wrestler at Indiana University he is the powerhouse of the team, he had always been having incredible matches in the past but he has found himself now.
American Alpha has been on a mission to capture the NXT Tag Team Titles since teaming up but they have really made a statement the last couple of weeks. American Alpha has picked up wins over former NXT Tag Team Champions Blake & Murphy, The Vaudevillains and the longest-reigning champions in NXT history, The Ascension.
American Alpha became the number one contenders for the NXT Tag Team Champions against The Vaudevillains back in March to earn the right to challenge The Revival at NXT TakeOver for the NXT Tag Team Champions. The Revival have held onto the NXT Titles longer than I expected and it’s time for a change I envision American Alpha to become the NXT Tag Team Champions. However I mind blown how American Alpha has picked up so much momentum so quickly, they will hold the NXT Tag Team Championships before Enzo and Big Cassady.
Austin Aries vs. Baron Corbin
Baron Corbin hasn’t been a stranger to controversy it has followed him since his arrival in the WWE at NXT. That being I am going to be honesty I was never a fan of Corbin’s because I always thought that he was stale, but when once he had that match with Samoa Joe then my opinion has changed since. That promo Corbin cut this past week on NXT blew me away I thought it was his best work on the mic.
As far as Aries is concerned there is not much that is needed to said for “The Greatest man that ever lived” he has accomplished everything in wrestling expect for competing in a WWE ring. On Friday he will get the opportunity and who knows with the assistance from Aries a star could be born in Corbin because he has unlimited potential. Austin Aries will look like a million dollars in addition to Corbin as well but Aries will shine and he will be victorious in his NXT debut.
Asuka vs. Bayley NXT Women’s Championship
Ever since Bayley finished her feud with Sasha Banks she has been carrying the NXT Women’s Championship with pride defending her championship at every chance she gets. Bayley has been overcoming adversity her whole career however come this Friday she will have her hands full with Asuka.
Asuka has been a breath of fresh air with her psychical style and dominating everybody in her way path. This will incredible match no doubt but it’s a tossup I want Bayley to retain her title but I wouldn’t be surprised if Asuka pulled of the massive upset.
Then this would indict Bayley would be on the move to the main roster because it’s about damn time, she has really evolved in NXT and has done everything there is to do. In addition if she dropped the NXT Women’s Championship it would be in good hands with Asuka because she would elevate the title even more.
Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Sami Zayn
This is a dream match that I never thought it was possible the news broke back in January that Shinuke Nakamura is leaving NJPW and he headed to the WWE in NXT where they currently have some of the best talent in the world. It will be Nakamura against Sami Zayn which will no doubt be a fantastic match that will leave the crowd wanting more.
The General Manager of NXT William Regal made this match official; one week after Zayn was unsuccessful in the two out of three falls match with Samoa Joe. Regal stated that Zayn deserves to take on the best talent in the world and this is for because of Zayn’s hard work for NXT over the years.
Nakamura brings more than 14 years of ring experience to NXT, with unique style to the ring that nobody has ever seen before and that is what made him so loved in New Japan Pro Wrestling. Nakamura has earned the nickname The King of Strong Style because of his psychical style of strikes and vicious knees he also became the youngest man in history to ever hold the IWGP Heavyweight Champion.
It will be very interesting to hear the crowd because it is between two fan favourites. Now this will be Shinsuke Nakamura coming out party to the biggest Wrestling audience in the world and for fans that are not familiar with his NJPW work prepare to be blown away. Nakamura will definitely be victorious via his vicious knee aka Bomaye to Zayn’s head.
Finn Balor vs. Samoa Joe NXT Championship
This feud and rematch has been months in the making ever since their epic encounter since last December at NXT TakeOver London, which was an instant classic and I cannot wait for their second match.
Samoa Joe, Sami Zayn Baron Corbin was fighting for close to a month to crown a number one contender for the NXT Title. This issue was finally resolved when Joe defeated Zayn in gruelling two out of three falls match back in March. This match will be evenly matched in my opinion and whoever makes less mistakes and capitalizes will walk out victorious.
I believe Finn Balor is approaching the longest reigning NXT Champion in NXT history. However Samoa Joe will not come up short this time, he will escaped Dallas as the NXT Champion. Due to the fact even though I want Balor to stay in NXT he needs to get called up to the main roster already and form the Balor Club.
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