This Saturday NXT takes over Philadelphia. This will be NXT’s kickoff to their road to New Orleans. Now they did just recently sign some major stars but none of them will be on display this Saturday but this should definitely be a huge night and another success for the 3rd brand. I do anticipate a few call ups after this event. NXT Takeover Philadelphia will be a 2 hour show and starts at 8pm with the kickoff show beginning at 7pm.
NXT Take over Matches
NXT Championship- Andrade “Cien” Almas(C) vs Johnny Gargano
NXT Women’s Championship- Ember Moon(C) vs Shayna Baszler
Adam Come vs Aleister Black (Extreme Rules Match)
NXT Tag Team Championship- Undisputed Era(c) vs Authors of Pain
NXT Championship- Andrade “Cien” Almas(C) vs Johnny Gargano: Andrade is still fresh of his victory over Drew McIntyre and is well deserving of a good title run but he is up against a super heavy fan favorite who is in the perfect position to finally win the NXT championship and go on to set up the feud of the year in march. I’m a big fan of Johnny and even though he has lost 2 straight to Andrade, I believe the 3rd time will be his and he will walk out of philly with the NXT gold. Prediction: Johnny Wrestling.
NXT Women’s Championship- Ember Moon(C) vs Shayna Baszler: Man I really love Ember Moon and I anticipated and believed that she would have been the 1 to take down Asuka but I was wrong twice. Now she is facing Shayna Baszler. Baszler has been on a rampage since she arrived and honestly I love everything about her and I hope she becomes the first Paul Heyman Gal but for now she needs this win more than Ember. Shayna is a good heel and a lost this early would be pointless for her. Shayna will beat Ember clean and capture the women’s championship. Prediction: Shayna Baszler
Adam Come vs Aleister Black (Extreme Rules Match): Very interesting stipulation but I do believe they will deliver. Aleister is still undefeated and killing it in NXT putting on great matches. I don’t expect this match to disappoint and I actually expect it to steal the show but Aleister will suffer his first loss. This match is perfect for Adam Cole and I believe he will find a way to steal the victory with or without help. Prediction: ADAM COLE BAYBAYYYYY!!!!!!
NXT Tag Team Championship- Undisputed Era(c) vs Authors of Pain: Putting the titles on the Undisputed Era was a very good move and I’m not really sold on the Street Profits just yet for them to be a top tier tag team especially with War Machine about to jump in the mix and TM61 making a huge return but for one night AOP will do. These big guys put on great tag team matches but its time they move on to the main roster. They have given everything they could to NXT and another title run would be pointless. Undisputed era will retain. Prediction: Undisputed Era
Match of the night: Adam Cole vs Aleister Black (Extreme Rules)