This is the time of the usual filler TakeOver but that card doesn't look filler at all. Contrast to last year's June TakeOver where, yeah, it was good, but you just knew it was filler. Everyone knew Lars wasn't beating Aleister, Nikki wasn't beating Shayna, and Lorcan and Burch weren't beating Undisputed. Not so here. Even with such short notice it looks really good.
Riddle beats Roddy, obviously. This is the most predictable match.
Dream is almost certainly going to retain as well, unless they want to set him up for a run at the NXT title. Things get harder from here.
It's either going to be Undisputed or the Profits in the ladder match, but this might be the show that sets up TUE's "draped in gold" thing. It will depend somewhat on what goes down in the main event. I'm slightly favoring Undisputed here.
Io needs to beat Shayna. If Shayna retains clean, Io is buried. She wouldn't be able to get revenge for Kairi and all this badass stuff she's been up to will be a fluke. Sadly, if there's one thing we can predict it's Shayna shitting up the division, so I'm not optimistic. The most I'm hoping for is a DQ so Io can get revenge later. Maybe, just maybe, this TakeOver isn't filler after all, and with what I think will happen on the heel side, this show needs a babyface moment, but when in doubt, always opt for Triple H's MMA boner.
And it's really now or never for Cole. If he fails again, he's done and dusted. He has a teflon quality in that he can talk shit all the time, lose, and still be credible, but it has its limits. Time to put up or shut up. If the Undisputed Era is going to be "draped in gold," it needs to start with the leader on June 1st. There's strong babyface challengers and less strong heels, and now that Johnny's had his moment, I actually think he's likelier to lose. Going with Cole here, somehow, someway. It probably won't be clean.