NXT Takeover New Orleans is live tomorrow night and they will surely give the Wrestlemania Card a run for their money. But let’s get into these predictions for every match on the card. Make sure you watch NXT Takeover: New Orleans Saturday April 7, 2018 at 8pm ET on the WWE Network.
Undisputed ERA (c) vs. Authors of Pain vs. Roderick Strong and Pete Dunne- NXT Tag Team Titles and Dusty Rhode Tag team classic final
I hope this match or the Ladder match starts off the show to really set the tone. Not only are the Tag titles on the line but also the Dusty Rhodes tag team classic trophy is going to the winner. AOP looks more dominate then ever but the dark horse of the whole tournament is Strong and Dunne. Bobby Fish is out with a knee Injury so Adam Cole will be stepping in but i think the Undisputed Era will lose the titles at takeover. Im going with Strong and Dunne. AOP has proven that they are ready for a call up so putting the titles on them make’s no sense. Plus its time for Cole to get a singles title and leave tag team wrestling to his other partners. Strong and Dunne showes chemistry you dont really see in new tag teams so quickly and they would really bring a interesting dynamic to the Tag team division. Prediction: Roderick Strong and Pete Dunne
Velveteen Dream vs. EC3 vs. Killian Dain vs. Adam Cole vs. Lars Sullivan vs. Ricochet- 6 man Ladder match( NXT North American Title)
AHH finally the midcard title everyone has been waiting for and the match is defintely a show stopper. We get the debut of 2 of the best wrestlers in the world in EC3( “I AM IN THE TOP 1%”) and one of my favorites from his Lucha Underground days Prince Puma( I mean Ricochet) When the match was announced i was torn between 2 people who i think should win this match, Velveteen Dream and Adam Cole. Both of these guys are highly entertaining, the crowd is behind them, and just great in ring competitors. Damn im really torn but i have to go with Adam Cole. Honestly Cole needs this win. He is a work horse and wrestling 2 matches in one night. He has lost some big matches and another loss could damage him moving forward. Adam Cole is going to find a way to win and be the first NXT North American Champion. Prediction: ADAM COLE BAY BAY!!!!
Ember Moon (c) vs. Shayna Baszler- NXT Womens championship
I love Ember Moon but i picked Shayna Baszler to win last time and im going with that pick once again. She still has some work to do in the ring but other than that she is solid. Tap, Nap or Snap is one of my favorite lines to hear. Ember Moon is most likely going to get called up and even if she wasnt their is no way she is escaping Shayna a second time. Shayna will get the belt on Saturday i guarantee that. Prediction: Shayna Baszler
Aleister Black vs. Andrade “Cien” Almas (c)- NXT Championship
Ive been high on Andrade for a while and Vega only makes him even better. With 3 matches on this card that could possibly steal the show, this match may sneak in their and be Match of the Night. Andrade showed us another side of him with that vicious beat down of Aleister Black plus he left us with 3 memorable matches against Johnny Wrestling. I dont think they should end his reign so soon but there is no way he is beating Aleister. Andrade with fade to Black on Saturday night and Aleister will get his NXT title. Prediction: Aleister Black
Tommaso Ciampa vs. Johnny Gargano
I have been waiting for this match for a long time and this is the best storyline WWE as a whole has going for them and I hope its a long feud and not a 1 night stand. The build up was great and making it a non sanction match only makes it better. This match could get brutal and have alot of fans emotionally invested. Tommaso is right when he said he will be the most dangerous man in NXT but that wont be enough. Im taking Johnny Gargano in this match. Johnny will get his job back on NXT but this feud will be far from over after NXT Takeover New Orleans. Prediction: Johnny Wrestling