Saturday, November 18, 2017

PREDICTIONS: NXT Takeover: War Games

The only way to win predictions is not to make predictions.
This is the first NZXT Takeover that truly resembles a WWE pay per view, in that I’m not at all interested in the main title match but am excited about the other parts of the card.

Kassius Ohno vs. Lars Sulivan

OK, I’m not interested in this one. NXT has been gradually been building Lars “The Leviathan” Sullivan into their new monster, so there’s no way Ohno goes over here, though I’m sure he’ll give Sullivan “the fight of his life”. Sullivan wins.

Velveteen Dream vs. Aleister Black

Dream wants Black to SAY HIS NAME. Black doesn’t want to. This isn’t much of a feud. I have to assume they have more in store for Black and not that much more in store for Dream, the heel version of No Way Jose. Black wins.

Kairi Save vs. Peyton Royce vs. Ember Moon vs. Nikki Cross (Fatal 4-Way, Women’s Title)

This has to be Moon. Sane’s too new and too close to Asuka to be the new chance. Nikki Cross doesn’t need the belt. Peyton Royce isn’t ready. Moon deserves it and has for months. Moon wins the title.

Andrade “Cien” Almas vs. Drew McIntyre (NXT Championship)

McIntyre got laid out on the go home NXT episode, confirming my suspicions that he’ll retain. There’s no way they’d put the belt on Almas at this point, although if NXT booking follows past patterns, he’ll end up with it by February.

The Undisputed Era vs. The Authors Of Pain Featuring Guest Author Roderick Strong vs. Sanity (WarGames)

Nothing’s on the line here, so anyone could win, but The Undisputed Era haven’t had a big match or a big win since their debut, so it makes sense that they’d be the ones to win this. I’ll pick Undisputed Era, no matter how dumb their name is.

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