The road to Wrestlemania starts this Sunday. However, the WWE Universe set their sights on NXT first. Here is a preview for WWE NXT TakeOver: Philadelphia.
WWE NXT TakeOver: Philadelphia
Johnny Gargano VS Andrade “Cien” Almas: NXT Championship
Is Johnny Gargano’s time now? Or will he fall at the final hurdle once more?
Since splitting from former partner Tommaso Ciampa, Gargano has endured a torrid time. However, he now has the chance to finally fulfill his destiny by winning the NXT Championship.
His opponent, the NXT Champion Andrade “Cien” Almas, will be out to spoil the evening. Winning the championship back in November, Almas has been at the top of NXT since. But this is his greatest challenge to date.
Personally, I believe Tommaso Ciampa will possibly make a return and cost Gargano the match.
Prediction: Andrade “Cien” Almas to defeat Johnny Gargano to retain the NXT Championship.
Adam Cole VS Aleister Black: Extreme Rules Match
In what could be match of the night, NXT sees its first ever Extreme Rules Match this Saturday.
Aleister Black has been on a collision course with Adam Cole and the Undisputed Era in recent weeks. However, this Saturday they finally come to blows in a match perfect for their feud.
Since arriving in NXT, both superstars have made quite the impact between them. But this Saturday shall prove who can stand the test of time, as they collide in an Extreme Rules match.
I am going for an Aleister Black victory in the city of brotherly love.
Prediction: Aleister Black to defeat Adam Cole.
Ember Moon VS Shayna Baszler: NXT Women’s Championship
NXT Women’s Champion Ember Moon defends her title against Shayna Baszler, in what will be a stern match.
Ember Moon has been a great champion, however her reign shall come under pressure at TakeOver, as she essentially heads into the unknown against Shayna Baszler.
One can expect this bout to be hard-hitting and potentially unique, none the less it shall potentially be a great bout.
I am with Ember Moon retaining the NXT Women’s Championship.
Prediction: Ember Moon to defeat Shayna Baszler to retain the NXT Women’s Championship.
Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly VS The Authors Of Pain: NXT Tag Team Championships
The Authors of Pain have waited for this match, as they have wanted revenge from the Undisputed Era. They also want their NXT Tag Team Championships back.
The Undisputed Era have run rough shot in NXT, but The Authors of Pain could set the record straight in Philly. The clash of styles could be interesting and create a unique bout, who it could benefit shall be seen.
I am with a victory for the Undisputed Era.
Prediction: Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly to defeat The Authors of Pain to retain the NXT Tag Team Championships.
Kassius Ohno VS The Velveteen Dream
The Velveteen Dream is over! There is no doubt that Dream is one of NXT’s best talents and for sure a future star for the company. He shall face Kassius Ohno in Philly, in what looks to be a solid encounter on paper.
Two of NXT’s stars clashing would be the ideal way to open the show, especially as The Velveteen Dream has all the elements to rile up the crowd!
I am with a victory for The Velveteen Dream at NXT TakeOver!
Prediction: The Velveteen Dream to defeat Kassius Ohno.