WWE NXT Takeover XXX: Thoughts & Predictions…

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WWE NXT Takeover XXX
Thoughts & Predictions
8/21/20
DougMaynard.com

Coming up on Saturday, live on the WWE Network from Full Sail University, is NXT Takeover XXX. It’s a big show for NXT and a big show means predictions. So here we are. Are you ready? Let’s do this…

NXT Champion Keith Lee vs. Karrion Kross with Scarlett.

I love the build thus far for this match and I think that we’ll see a title change eventually, but it’s too early in my opinion for Lee to be losing the NXT Championship. I don’t see Lee getting a clean win here, but I can’t see a title change happening either so I’ll say Scarlett and her interference causes a DQ or count-out. But in whose favor? I’ll say Kross’s so the feud can continue.

Winner by Count-Out: Karrion Kross (Lee retains the NXT Championship)

Adam Cole vs. former NFL star Pat McAfee.

I’m torn on this one because a non-wrestler should not beat a seasoned professional… ever. But I can’t see McAfee coming in just to take a fall and lose either. If he’s signed for a multi-match deal and is sticking around for a while, maybe as a modern-day Mongo McMichael, but with in-ring talent and wrestling skills, I would give the win to McAfee. But if it’s a one and done, the win should go to Adam Cole, baby! I’ll pick Cole to win.

Winner: Adam Cole

Timothy Thatcher versus Finn Balor

Ever since the brief feud with Matt Riddle, I’ve become a big fan of Timothy Thatcher. He pulled an upset when he defeated Riddle and now he’s facing Finn Balor. Will his luck hold out and the winning streak continues? I say yes.

Winner: Timothy Thatcher

WWE NXT Women’s Champion Io Shirai vs. Dakota Kai.

Honestly, I have no real opinion here. Both ladies are talented performers and yet, neither are Asuka or Ivory in my eyes so who gives a damn, right? I think Io retains.

Winner and STILL NXT Women’s Champion: Io Shirai

Ladder Match to Crown new NXT North American Champion: Bronson Reed vs. Damian Priest vs. Cameron Grimes vs. The Velveteen Dream vs. Johnny Gargano.

Let’s narrow it down a bit. It won’t be The Dream due to his recent scandalous allegations and baggage. I keep hearing that Gargano is having problems with some nagging injuries so even though he would be the favorite, I don’t think it will be him either. Bronson Reed? Maybe, but I just don’t feel it happening. So we have Cameron Grimes and Damian Priest. I watched the movie, The Omen, last week. Remember that classic flick? The kid was named Damian and he was opposed by a priest. So that’s my pick.

Winner and NEW NXT North American Champion: Damian Priest

Kickoff Show: Legado del Fantasma’s Raul Mendoza & Joaquin Wilde vs. Breezango vs. Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch to become the top contenders for the WWE NXT Tag Team Championship.

Oney and Burch have been hot as of late, but I still think that one of the other two teams will find the way to scale the ladder and win. I’m a big Breezango fan and even own one of their “Fashion Police” t-shirts. Yes, I’m the one that bought it. I’d love to see them back at the top of the tag team division, but for some reason, I keep thinking of what Joaquin Wilde did in TNA as Zema Ion and I think it’s time for him to break out in NXT and start the climb of that hypothetical ladder. It begins here.

Winners and NEW Top Contenders For The NXT Tag Team Titles: Raul Mendoza & Joaquin Wilde

And there you go. My predictions for the NXT Takeover XXX event. Am I right? Am I wrong? Let me know what you think in the comment box or else on Facebook or Twitter at @Doug28352. My thanks for reading. Until the next time, stay safe, and don’t forget to show support and love to your local Independent Wrestling promotions and wrestlers. I’ll see you at the matches. Take care.

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