Saturday, August 19, 2017

PREDICTIONS: NXT Takeover Brooklyn III

Least inspiring one yet...
I won't be watching it until tomorrow, but need to get these in under the wire. ON paper, this is the least thrilling card they've had in Brooklyn yet, but maybe they'll surprise me.

Aleister Black vs. Hideo Itami

Aleister Black has no story or character, but is largely undefeated as part of his introductory build. After multiple false starts, Itami's heel character still hasn't really gelled.  It's a 50/50 shot here, and will largely hinge on how WWE sees the prospects of both guys, so I'm going to guess and say Black wins.

Johnny Gargano vs. Andrade Almas

Another close one. Gargano is having his first real story as a singles guy. Almas, on the other hand, is in the midst of a re-heeling with the addition of his manager. Almas should win this one to cement his character. and Gargano can bounce back from the loss, especially if it's not clean.

Authors of Pain vs. Sanity (NXT Tag Team Championship)

This match shows you what a goddamned mess the NXT tag division is in right now. Neither team are faces, and the only over face team they have is HEavy Machinery. I suppose you can count Street Profits as faces, but they're new and problematic. If the Authors lose, it's to move them to the main roster, which I can't imagine they're ready for, but that hasn't stopped WWE before. I'm going to go out on a limb and say Sanity wins using the numbers game, Authors debut on Smackdown, and Heavy Machinery feuds with Sanity going forward.

Asuka (c) vs. Ember Moon (NXT Women's Championship)

This has to be Ember's moment, right? She has to beat Asuka, and Asuka needs to be called up to wreak fucking havoc on the Raw women's division. It's so overdue I can't imagine it not happening. Ember Moon wins.

Bobby Roode (c) vs. Drew McIntyre (NXT Championship)

This is, on paper, the worst NXT title match in living memory. I think McIntyre would make an awful champion, so I'm going to say Roode retains, possibly due to Roddyference, giving Roderick Strong another shot at the belt.

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