NXTTakeover Phoenix is almost here. Are you ready??
Any major PPV WWE has now I don’t even watch it for the main roster, it’s all about NXT. They are WWE’s hottest brand and will continue to be even if Vince plans on shaking things up. This Saturday on the WWE Network we will witness NXT Takeover Phoenix and they will surely takeover and own Royal Rumble weekend. 5 matches and all of them are potential show stealers and could lead to a huge twist in the NXT universe. Take a look at this card for NXT Takeover Phoenix:
Matt Riddle vs Kassius Ohno
NXT Tag Team Championship: Undisputed Era(C) vs War Raiders (still hate that name)
NXT North America Championship: Ricochet(C) vs Johnny Gargano
NXT Women’s Championship: Shayna Baszler(C) vs Bianca Belair
NXT Championship: Tomasso Ciampa(C) vs Aleister Black
Card is good even though I feel like it needs Velveteen Dream. A lot of potential show stealers and a possible reunion of one of the most popular tag teams to ever step in to NXT. Here are my predictions for the card:
Kassius Ohno finally beats Matt Riddle
War Raiders become the new NXT Tag Team Champions
*Johnny Gargano becomes the new NXT North American Champion
I know what you’re thinking, Ricochet just became champion not too long ago and it’s too soon for them to take the title off him right? Well I completely agree but I see something big brewing here. I like the new Johnny Gargano but I also like the idea of a DIY reunion with him being heel. This is going to be an early match of the year candidate for the WWE and I can’t lie I do believe Tomasso will interfere to assist Johnny in claiming the title. That might even set up a future feud for Ricochet and Tomasso going into WrestleMania.
*Bianca Belair shocks the world and becomes the NXT Women’s champion
Bianca is a great athlete and in ring competitor. It’s hard to keep betting against Baszler but she is no longer needed in NXT when the horsewomen feud on the main roster awaits her and will keep her relevant.
*Tomasso Ciampa retains the NXT Championship
We are probably witnessing the last of Aleister Black in NXT as rumors did start to swirl of a call up. I hate to see him go and pray he doesn’t get lost in the shuffle as he is a very unique character and hate it or love it, he is this generations Undertaker. But if he doesn’t get called up I would like to see him in NXT UK as Pete Dunne’s next challenger in what I consider a dream match.
Make sure you catch NXT Takeover Phoenix this Saturday on the WWE network starting at 8pm. If you have never watch NXT this would be a great time to start and this is a show you will not want to miss I promise. Please like and share and let me know your thoughts on the upcoming event.