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NXT TakeOver: XXV Discussion Thread



Saturday, June 1st

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NXT Championship

Johnny Gargano (c) vs. Adam Cole



NXT Women’s Championship

Shayna Baszler (c) vs. Io Shirai



NXT North American Championship

Velveteen Dream (c) vs. Tyler Breeze



NXT Tag Team Championship Ladder Match

Danny Burch & Oney Lorcan vs. Street Profits vs. Undisputed ERA vs. Forgotten Sons



Matt Riddle vs. Roderick Strong
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Re: NXT TakeOver: XXV Discussion Thread

For a show they had to rush, another solid looking card.

Gargano vs. Cole feels more unpredictable this time around. In 1 night they got me to care about Dream vs. Breeze. Io provides a fresh opponent for Shayna. The tag ladder match could be a great clusterfuck. And Roddy vs. Riddle is gonna be great.

And once again my boy Keith Lee STILL CANNOT GET ON A FREAKING TAKEOVER...…..OK, OK. I'm calm, I'm good.



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The tag match is the only stinker I can see. At least we'll get to see some sorely missed ReDragon action in that one.


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Re: NXT TakeOver: XXV Discussion Thread

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.
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Hopefully Io wins the title here. The "Shayna and friends" thing is getting stale and if NXT won't let Io fucking Shirai, arguably one of the top 3 best female wrestlers in the world, go over Shayna, then who the fuck is left because Shayna's cleaned out most of the rest of the division. Also Io even has the added story point of wanting to "avenge" Kairi.

Shayna has nothing left to do in NXT as champion, she's just spinning her wheels creatively. And they could always turn Io heel later and have her feud with Candice or Dakota or whomever as well.

Part of me wants to see Breeze win. He's been criminally underused on the MR and I'd like to at least see him find success in NXT, plus he seems perfect for a title like this and Dream can bounce back from a loss better than almost anyone on the NXT roster. Also it'd be cool to get a longer feud out of it between those two.

Gargano vs. Cole is a toss-up imo, I really go back on forth on the winner.

The Tag match honestly doesn't do much for me.
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Re: NXT TakeOver: XXV Discussion Thread

I'm honestly not ready for another Cole/Gargano match. They just went 45 minutes like 2 days ago it seems. Too soon for another match full of false finishes.

Hopefully Io Shirai takes the gold from Baszler though so she can be called up to RAW to feud with Becky.

Dream vs Breeze should be a good one.

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Re: NXT TakeOver: XXV Discussion Thread

Woulda liked to see Riddle make the Title match a Triple Threat and Gulak and Kushida get on this card but still this card lookin' hype AF.
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My ticket cost $20. The card works for me.
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For a show they had to rush, another solid looking card.

Gargano vs. Cole feels more unpredictable this time around. In 1 night they got me to care about Dream vs. Breeze. Io provides a fresh opponent for Shayna. The tag ladder match could be a great clusterfuck. And Roddy vs. Riddle is gonna be great.

And once again my boy Keith Lee STILL CANNOT GET ON A FREAKING TAKEOVER...…..OK, OK. I'm calm, I'm good.
Yeah i feel like Keith Lee debuted ages ago and still can't get on a Takeover, just watch the Takeover after this one Kushida will likely get a big singles match and Keith Lee will once again not be on the card. The guy can't even get a real feud ffs.

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Re: NXT TakeOver: XXV Discussion Thread

Matt Riddle Vs Roderick Strong may end up being the best match on the card imo.



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