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WWE: NXT Takeover XXV Preview

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NXT Takeover events have become the standard bearer for all WWE related programming and this edition of the show has seemed to fall by the wayside in terms of hype over the last few months. Let’s spotlight it here and see what they have in store for us.

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NXT Tag Team Titles Ladder Match:

Street Profits vs Undisputed Era vs Forgotten Sons vs Oney Lorcan and Danny Birch

Whenever NXT present the ladder match we are usually treated to something very special and this match should be no exception. The tag division in NXT has always produced some stellar battles and when you have these 4 teams all wanting to ascend to the top of the mountain, or ladder in this case, we could be in for another match of the night contender. All involved will want to make a statement here so look for many, many risks to be taken.

Prediction: Forgotten Sons to win the Vacant titles. They seem to be favourites of the folks backstage at the minute so we are going with could be viewed as a safe bet here.

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Matt Riddle vs Roderick Strong

This one has potential NXT match of the year written all over it. Both men are capable of having amazing matches with anyone they step in the ring with so by that logic, we could be in for something very, very special this weekend.

Prediction: Riddle to win here folks. He could be wearing singles gold by the end of the year so a win here will be big for him and a loss for Strong would not be a major blow at this stage.

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NXT Women’s Title:

Shayna Baszler vs Io Shirai

This writer for about a year now has been predicting that the current champion could be main roster bound at any time. Hence why we are only going to go with that theory one more time for two reasons. 1. She has exhausted all her options in a short time in NXT. 2. Shirai is The next in line. So…

Prediction: Shirai to win the title. Simple.

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NXT North American Title:

Velveteen Dream vs Tyler Breeze

Having the ‘Prince of Pretty’ back in NXT has been great for the fans and his career. The guy seems rejuvenated and his performances have shown why he was so very well touted during his initial run for the Black and Gold Brand. Dream continues to dazzle in everything he does and is undoubtedly the most overlooked guy on the brand since the days of Finn Balor and Shinsuke Nakamura. Remember him? I know, we keep asking ourselves too! Both men will be looking to steal the show here so do not bet against them doing it.

Prediction: Dream to retain. Get comfortable guys and girls. He could be champion for a long time.

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NXT Title Match:

Johnny Gargano vs Adam Cole

Both men set an incredible standard during their clash at Takeover during Mania weekend so the task here is to try and top that. Both men are two of the best in the world right out and if ever an original match could be topped by two wrestlers, this is the one. Look for this to be another entry into the epic series of Takeover main events.

Prediction: Gargano to retain. As much as we would love to see Cole have a run with the title, it seems an imminent main roster call up for the Undisputed Era is on the cards. Gargano vs Ciampa the final chapter is on the horizon people!

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Let us know what you think will happen grapple fans and we will be back with a recap of the show next week.

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