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I only just realised there was an NxT show this weekend, thats very unlike me... I been so busy I haven't watched the last 2 NxT shows. Gotta go and watch them.
 

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The women's title situation is interesting with Candice now being in Io's corner to help even the odds. Although they are still pushing the line that the odds are still stacked incredibly high against Io. I feel like that match is going to have an incredible amount of fuckery. Whether it be a Dakota Kai return to help even the odds or Shayna retaining through incredibly heavy handed cheating. I have noticed that Triple H tends to be very particular about wording on the match stuff for builds. The fact that they are playing up the whole "ODDS ARE STACKED AGAINST THE BABYFACE" trope signals to me that Io has a pretty decent chance of winning the title on Saturday, considering underdog booking is WWE's favorite trope to fall back on.
 

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Every title should change hands on Saturday except Dream's. NXT needs a makeover.

I don't think Io has a good chance. At best, she's losing through shenanigans so that this continues to August.
 

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Every title should change hands on Saturday except Dream's. NXT needs a makeover.

I don't think Io has a good chance. At best, she's losing through shenanigans so that this continues to August.
Eh. I kinda have to disagree. It's possible she loses, but Dakota Kai is teasing a return very soon as well. I could see her returning on Saturday to help even the odds and cost Shayna the match.
 

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I think the things causing me to hesitate to agree with you are:

A) Ronda isn't going to be back for a very long time
B) RAW desperately needs a top female heel. Because Lacey Evans isn't working out. And a Becky vs Shayna feud would be compelling heading into Summerslam.
 

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Of course it does, but Vince doesn't care. Mox should have erased any doubt about that today.

TakeOver: New York was the last straw for me. If Shayna was gonna be called up, it would have been then. NXT is stuck with that snoozefest and her 13-year-old voice indefinitely.
 

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I think the things causing me to hesitate to agree with you are:

A) Ronda isn't going to be back for a very long time
B) RAW desperately needs a top female heel. Because Lacey Evans isn't working out. And a Becky vs Shayna feud would be compelling heading into Summerslam.

Well, based on this past week it seems they're having Becky continuing her feud with Lacey Evans. They could use the Alexa/Nikki Cross alliance to segueway from one to the other. And then there's Survivor Series where she'll probably face the Smackdown women's champion(which will probably be Bayley or Charlotte). I feel like if Shayna does get called up to feud with Becky it'll be for a WM program, in which case she'll probably be called up after Survivor Series or win as a surprise Royal Rumble entrant.
 

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From my point of view...

-Adam Cole needs to win.
-Shayna will probably retain and if she does lose then she will probably get a rematch at a future takeover.
-Velveteen Dream retains.
-Street Profits NEED to win this after how long they have been there. If not then they may as well go look for another job because they wont get as good of an opportunity once on the main roster.
-Riddle beats Strong. The match that i'm looking forward to the most.
 

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My predictions are Gargano, Io, Street Profits, Velveteen Dream & Matt Riddle.

Looking forward to Velveteen/Breeze the most, just want to see Breeze wrestle with no restrictions.
 

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This TakeOver is a real make or break moment for me as far as NXT goes. It's the only WWE program I still watch, but it's been in a slump and I'm losing interest. Only Dream has been REALLY good this year. The rest of it hasn't been something like I feel I need to go out of my way to see. There are other things I could be doing on Wednesday nights (and particularly if AEW comes to Wednesday this fall). I stick with NXT because the investment is usually returned, but I'm teetering.

Triple H has the potential to give it a much-needed makeover tomorrow night by having Io and Cole win. If he does, I'm staying. If he doesn't, I don't see too much of a reason to. The main event scene badly needs a shakeup and I'm at the point where I can't stand seeing Shayna's ugly ass and her two GEEKS anymore. She's at Triple H reign of terror and Jinder Mahal channel changing heat for me at this point.

Hoping he does the right things tomorrow.
 

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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.
Didn't Keith Lee pick up a knee injury or something? He was feuding with Dijakovic and then went off the radar while Dijak started targeting the NA Title.

Anyway, looking forward to this Takeover. Speaks to the strength of NXT's booking and roster when they can essentially pull a Takeover out of their ass and it'll likely be better than what the main roster pulls out for major PPVs with lots of time to hype and build up.

The four way ladder match should be a fun way to open the show. Undisputed/Burch & Lorcan will likely carry the action, but Street Profits have been impressive lately too. And if the Forgotten Sons can't impress in this one, cut them. They're so bad.

Riddle vs. Strong will be a really interesting clash of styles. Pretty clear Riddle gets it, another big Takeover match for the resume before he settles in to main events.

Shirai made me interested in her match with that brutal kendo stick attack. Badass Io is best Io.

Echo the sentiment that it's too soon for another Gargano vs. Cole match, especially with how definitive the 2/3 Falls match was. Should be a high quality match but eh.

All about Dream vs. Breeze here. Tyler is my favourite NXT alum, and I'm so glad he's getting a spotlight again. Imagine if he wins?!?!?! :mark:
 

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Kinda glad that this TakeOver will get it’s own weekend. Anyone else think that they’ll tape two episodes of the weekly show beforehand instead of one this time due to their taping schedule? I’m pulling for Cole, but I think Garagano will win. It’ll be a great match either way. As I’ve said before, I’d like to see all of TUE with gold heading into War Games this November, with all belts on the line in that match. Maybe Roddy can get the NA belt in Toronto and they could all close the show holding up the gold at that TakeOver in August.
 

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I haven't watched the weekly NXT show in forever yet I still watch every Takeover. I never know the storylines :lol
 

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I'm conflicted on Gargano vs. Cole. On the one hand, Cole has been eating big losses recently and he's certainly good enough to be champion. But also I don't like the idea of them turning Gargano into Sasha Banks 2.0 (namely they can win the belt, but cannot defend it successfully). So IDK who I'd prefer to win honestly.

Io should absolutely win, no doubt in my mind. Not that she will win necessarily, Triple H is obsessed with Shayna and her two little friends seemingly, but Io winning makes by far the most sense.

Again I'm conflicted on who I want to see win the Dream vs. Tyler match.

Riddle should win his match.

I'd like to see the Street Profits win the tag belts honestly.
 
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