As I type this, I'm watching the NXT TakeOver Preview on the WWE Network, hosted by the goddess Renee Young and she keeps calling it TakeOver: Fatal 4 Way, so I'm going with that. I still feel that ArRival has had the best card of any NXT Special, but I think this show looks stronger than the last. Let's dive into the predictions.
Let's start with the match that I'm looking forward to the least. I can't seem to stop saying good things about NXT, but the one guy that always gets negativity from me is Mojo Rawley. His character sucks and his in-ring work is awful. Bull Dempsey isn't much better as I haven't really bought into his old school tough guy shtick. I hope this is short and Bull makes quick work of Mojo so we can move onto the more fun matches.
Winner: Bull Dempsey
Enzo Amore is one of the best characters on NXT. He has the gift of gab, the silver tongue or whatever you want to call it. The one thing that I haven't gotten the chance to really see is how good he is in the ring. I've only ever witnessed his tag team matches so this is something I'm interested in. Sylvestor Lefort is the one who has to get his head shaved here right? Enzo's hair is too cool to shave. Oh well, the match should be fun as Enzo is incredibly over with the NXT crowd.
Winner: Enzo Amore AND YOU CANT TEACH THAT
While I've never been into Sin Cara, Kalisto is an absolute blast to watch so this instantly makes it the most interesting Ascension title defense. At ArRival they faced Too Cool and last time out it was Kalisto and El Local, and Sin Cara is an upgrade over Ricardo Rodriguez. Sorry Ricardo. I'm kind of torn here. On the one hand, I can see the Acension losing and moving to the main roster, but on the other hand, I don't see Sin Cara and Kalisto as Champions. I'm going go the easy route and choose the Ascension to retain. They can always "Paige" the belts and give them up.
Winner: The Ascension
Before the previous TakeOver, I felt that Charlotte was unimpressive. Then her match with Natalya changed my opinion. Since then she's had solid matches with Becky Lynch, but a real stinker with Summer Rae. Regardless, I remain unsold on Charlotte but the WWE is high on her. That Flair name. Bayley is awesome and the most popular Diva on NXT. If the WWE really wants Lady Flair to come to the main roster, then dropping the strap to Bayley would make sense. The pop would be tremendous. I thoroughly enjoy Bayley and really hope that she wins.
This is the hardest match to predict by far. First, I can safely eliminate Tyson Kidd. I never see him as NXT Champion. Then there's Adrian Neville. He's had a good, long reign as NXT Champion since February and I don't think he needs to continue as the top guy. I don't think he needs to move to the main roster yet but someone else should run as the top guy in Florida. Sami Zayn is the best guy on NXT and probably the entire roster not named Daniel Bryan. However, I think that his crowning moment should come in a singles match at maybe the next NXT Special. That leaves Prince Pretty himself. Tyler Breeze can pull out the win here, get a successful defense against Neville down the line and eventually drop the belt to Zayn at another show. I hope that Sami wins, but I believe that Tyler will.
Winner: Tyler Breeze