Tossing Salt Presents:
WWE NXT Takeover: In Your House
Thoughts & Predictions
June 12, 2021
Coming up tomorrow on Peacock, the WWE Network, and pay-per-view, it’s the third brand of WWE, the brand that actually has good wrestling, NXT, with the latest incarnation of Takeover. NXT is In Your House. It’s a jacked-up show and should be damn good. What also should be good are my impersonations of Sister Cleo. I’ve got the cards and the fake accent down pat. Now let’s see if I can predict the future. The cards never lie, unless they do. Let’s do this.
WWE NXT Champion Karrion Kross with Scarlett vs. Kyle O’Reilly vs. Adam Cole vs. Johnny Gargano vs. Pete Dunne in a Fatal Five Way.
This is going to be one hell of a match. The talent here is amazing and regardless of who wins, it won’t be an upset. They’re all that damn good. I would love to see Pete Dunne come out on top here and attach a rocket to his rising star, but my gut feelings say that this won’t happen. Cole or Gargano is the most likely to unseat the reigning champion, but I don’t think that will happen either. I think this is where Karrion Kross cements his legacy and spot as the NXT Champion. Yeppers my friends, against all the odds, look for the current champion to bite, scratch, and claw his way through the opposition and take home a victory when the dust has settled. This title is staying where it belongs, with Karrion Kross.
Winner and STILL NXT Champion: Karrion Kross
WWE NXT Women’s Champion Raquel Gonzalez vs. Ember Moon.
Gonzalez is awesome. Ember is okay, but I’ve never seen any real fire or fury in here and she doesn’t impress me very much. This will be a decent match, but the results are not in any kind of doubt. Look for Raquel to retain her championship with a convincing and solid win.
Winner and STILL WWE NXT Women’s Champion: Raquel Gonzalez
Xia Li vs. Mercedes Martinez.
Eeny-meeny-miney-mo. Who will win this bout that will probably open the show? Flip a coin to see who will win. It comes up tails and that’s Mercedes Martinez getting the pin.
Winner: Mercedes Martinez
LA Knight vs. Cameron Grimes – Ladder Match to become the new Million Dollar Champion.
WWE has brought back the legendary Million Dollar Championship and its owner, Ted Dibiase, Hall of Fame legend and the man with the best laugh in the history of professional wrestling. And to determine who the new Million Dollar Champion, we have a ladder match between LA Knight and Cameron Grimes. I must admit that I haven’t had the time to follow this building drama and feud so I don’t know who is the good guy here and who is the Million Dollar Man’s personal favorite, but I would suspect that he’s supporting Grimes here. And if that’s the case as I suspect, look for the other guy to win and be the new Million Dollar Champion. And “Why?”, you ask. Because that adds drama, builds intrigue, and keeps the story moving along. So there you go.
Winner and NEW Million Dollar Champion: LA Knight
WWE NXT North American Champion Bronson Reed & WWE NXT Tag Team Champions MSK vs. Legado del Fantasma – Winner Takes All, All Titles On The Line.
Let’s keep it simple here. The belts are changing hands and the threesome of Legado del Fantasma is going to be taking all the gold home at the end of the evening. So I have predicted, so it shall be.
And there you go. My thanks for reading. Any comments, thoughts, or questions you might have about any of my predictions or anything at all related to the world’s greatest sport, give me a shout. And with that, I’m through here. Have a great one and take care of yourself. Stay safe and I’ll see you at the matches.