NXT Takeover Toronto Preview:
This Saturday night NXT Takeover Toronto kicks off SummerSlam weekend in what should be another great event by the NXT brand. You can watch it live on the WWE Network starting at 7pm EST. NXT usually always steals the show when they have a Takeover event and I expect nothing less for Takeover Toronto.
This card has the Undisputed Era all over it as all four members will be action looking to leave with a championship. We have four championship matches set for the event and all of them have a chance to be five star matches. Lets take a look at how the event shapes up...
Triple Threat Match for the North American Championship: Rodrick Strong vs Velveteen Dream(Champion) vs Pete Dunne
Candice LeRae vs IO Shire
NXT Tag Team Championship Match: Undisputed Era vs Street Profits(Champions)
NXT Women's Championship Match: Shayna Bazler(Champion) vs Mia Yim
2 out of 3 falls match for the NXT Championship: Johnny Gargano vs Adam Cole(Champion)
All five of these matches should be highly entertaining to say the least. The one I am most looking forward to is, the main event between Gargano and Cole in 2 out of 3 falls. The triple threat match for the North American Championship should also be one of the most entertaining matches of the night as well. With how consistent the NXT brand has been with putting on great shows its hard to not have high expectations for this event.
Now its time to get into my predictions for the night....
Triple threat match North American Championship: Rodrick Strong vs Velveteen Dream Vs Pete Dunne
These three guys are young, talented, and eager to make a major impact. Pete Dunne is a former United Kingdom champion, Roddy Strong is a former NXT Tag Team champion, and Velveteen Dream has held the North American championship for a decent time now. Put all three of these guys in a match and I guarantee you will not be disappointed. I expect this match to have a lot of great action but in the end I think that Roddy Strong is going to steal a victory and become the new North American Champion.
IO Shirai vs Candice LeRae
This match is probably the only one I'm not super excited for and it has nothing to do with either of the ladies in the match. I just feel like it would have been better to add them to the NXT Womens championship match because I think that would have been more entertaining. None the less I think this will be a solid match as they are both great in ring performers. In the end I think IO Shirai will walk away with the victory.
NXT Womens Championship Match: Shayna Baszler vs Mia Yim
Shayna Baszler has had the title for a pretty long time at this point and as much as I don't want it to happen she more than likely will not be losing it on Saturday night. Take nothing away from Mia Yim but it just doesn't feel like she is the one to end Baszler title run. The match should be pretty good as Baszler usually puts on entertaining matches and like I said I am taking her to retain her title here.
NXT Tag Team Championship Match: Street Profits vs Undisputed Era
Two of the best teams in NXT going head to head for the tag team championships. Fish and O'Reilly haven't held the titles together in a long time as Bobby Fish was sidelined with an injury and Roddy Strong was O'Reilly's partner during their last title run. The Street Profits won a fatal four way ladder match to become the champions at the last takeover event NXT Takeover 25. This match is going to be awesome both of these teams seem to have nothing but great matches. As entertaining as the street profits are their title run is going to be short lived. It's time for the Undisputed Era to get their titles back and that is what I think is going to happen on Saturday night. So I am taking Fish and O'Reilly to win this one and bring the gold back to the Undisputed Era.
2 out of 3 falls match for the NXT Championship: Adam Cole vs Johnny Gargano
These two are incredible in the ring together and have had nothing short of amazing matches every time they have been in there together. Their first 2 out of 3 falls match was one of the best matches I have seen in a very long time. The first fall will be a regular wrestling match, the second fall will be a street fight, and the third fall which we all know its going to go to will be decided by the GM William Regal. I think the third fall will either be a steel cage match or a last man standing match but we shall see. I am taking Adam Cole to retain the title here with some help from the Undisputed Era or possibly Tommaso Ciampa costing Gargano the title but that is a long shot as I don't know if he is healthy enough to return yet.
So at the end of the night im expecting the Undisputed Era to be covered in gold with every member holding a title. Saturday night will be the night that NXT officially becomes....Undisputed.
Make sure you tune in to the WWE Network at 7pm tomorrow night to catch all of the action!