NXT TakeOver: London – Picks + Predictions

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Asuka vs. Emma

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How many times can Asuka get the upper hand on Dana Brooke and Emma? While I can appreciate it, it’s gotten old for me. It seems like the same thing every single week. Perhaps this bout will put an end to it all.

My pick for this match is Asuka.

NXT Tag Team Championship Match
Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson vs. Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady

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After such an impassioned speech from Enzo and Big Cass, I really wanted to pick them. Their promo alone had me switching my pick for this match twice. However, aside from that promo, I can’t see them winning this one. They have matches that are short, for the most part, either winning or losing relatively fast. Dash and Dawson, on the other hand, can work, and in-ring work is my deciding factor.

My pick for this match is Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson.

Apollo Crews vs. Baron Corbin

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Baron Corbin – he’s got the theme song, finisher and character. His in-ring work and promos aren’t bad, either. I can see this guy in the title picture, no doubt about it. Apollo Crews’ in-ring work is so much better. Even if I don’t care that much for his theme song or finisher, he’s got charisma for days. It can’t be forgotten that going into this, Corbin cost Crews the title by interfering in his championship match with Finn Balor.

You can’t do something like that and expect to not face repercussions.

My pick for this match is Apollo Crews.

NXT Women’s Championship Match
Bayley vs. Nia Jax

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While I like Bayley, I can’t dismiss Nia Jax. Any and everybody they put in front of her ends up flattened. I don’t doubt the technical ability of Bayley but sometimes there’s no match for brute strength.

My pick for this match is Nia Jax.

NXT Championship Match
Finn Balor vs. Samoa Joe

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Not for one second have I though that Samoa Joe is going to win this one. His purpose in NXT is to elevate the young talent and he can do that without winning the title.

As such, my pick for this match is Finn Balor.

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Robert Esposito
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