Prior to Wrestlemania 33, NXT TakeOver: Orlando kicks off the weekend proceedings. Here is a preview for NXT TakeOver: Orlando and the match card.
Bobby Roode VS Shinsuke Nakamura For The WWE NXT Championship
Okay, is this finally it? After a year in NXT is Shinsuke Nakamura waving goodbye to the development brand? Rumors of Nakamura’s main roster debut have been rife as of late, thus fans are only right in assuming that this his final NXT TakeOver appearance. Defending NXT Champion Bobby Roode won the title back in January and his reign is not looking to be over anytime too soon. Thus with all the speculation surrounding Nakamura, I’m going with Bobby Roode to retain the NXT Champion. Furthermore I shall be expecting to see Shinsuke Nakamura on the main roster, very soon.
Prediction: Bobby Roode to Defeat Shinsuke Nakamura & Retain NXT Champion
Asuka VS Ember Moon For The WWE NXT Women’s Championship
NXT Women’s Champion Asuka faces her toughest challenge in Ember Moon. For over a year now Asuka has ran the NXT Women’s division and nothing has stopped her, however the Empress now faces the prospect of being dethroned. Debuting last year Ember Moon is a very unique superstar, who also possesses a lot of potential for the future. The Eclipse is rising and I firmly believe Asuka’s reign will come to an end in Orlando. Therefore I believe Ember Moon shall defeat Asuka and become NXT Women’s Champion.
Prediction: Ember Moon to Defeat Asuka & Become NXT Women’s Champion
The Authors Of Pain VS #DIY VS The Revival For The WWE NXT Tag Team Championships
On paper this looks tasty! Two of the best tag teams in WWE, both #DIY and The Revival are more than capable of putting on a show. Both teams tore the house down at NXT TakeOver Toronto, where #DIY won their first NXT Tag Team Champions. However their reign would not last, as they lost the titles to The Authors Of Pain at NXT TakeOver: San Antonio. All three teams possess unique attributes in their own way, thus it shall be a very intriguing bout. For now I believe The Authors Of Pain shall retain. Furthermore I believe #DIY and The Revival will be main roster bound very soon, how exciting!
Prediction: The Authors Of Pain to Retain WWE NXT Tag Team Champions.
Aleister Black VS Andrade “Cien” Almas
Formerly known as Tommy End, Aleister Black makes his debut at TakeOver Orlando. His debut match shall be against Andrade “Cien” Almas, who has been enduring a more positive run since his much needed heel-turn. However there is not too much to elaborate on, thus I am with Aleister Black winning his WWE NXT debut match. The End is here…….. sort of.
Tye Dillinger, Roderick Strong, No Way Jose & Ruby Riot VS SAnitY (Eric Young, Alexander Wolfe, Killian Dain & Nikki Cross)
A star studded NXT line-up for both teams shall be something to prosper. There appears to be a well versed mixture of veteran experience in the bout, such as Roderick Strong and Eric Young who have done well thus far in NXT. On the other hand new talent such as Tye Dillinger and Killian Dain are putting their foot in the door, as they have been very effective so far in their early in their careers, respectively. Also lets not forget Ruby Riot and Nikki Cross, two new additions to the NXT Women’s division, potentially two for the future. As for this bout, I believe that the team of Tye Dillinger, Roderick Strong, No Way Jose & Ruby Riot shall be victorious.
Prediction: Tye Dillinger, Roderick Strong, No Way Jose & Ruby Riot to Defeat SAnitY