NXT TakeOver: Dallas – Picks + Predictions

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Your predictions specialist has returned, and I am here to let you know how Friday night’s NXT TakeOver: Dallas will play out.

NXT TakeOver: Dallas

Austin Aries vs. Baron Corbin

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Given that this will be his first match against the guy and that he needs to get revenge, my pick is an easy one: Austin Aries.

NXT Tag Team Championship Match
The Revival vs. American Alpha

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I have a feeling that this is going to end up being my favorite match of the night. Both are hugely talented tag teams and I have high hopes. It seems like American Alpha has been highlighted more in recent weeks than The Revival. I have a feeling that might be so that the crowd becomes more invested in them, only to be bummed out when they actually lose.

I’m completely fine with that because win or lose, it’s a great story. That being said, I have to make a pick and I think this may be their night.

My pick for this match is American Alpha.

Apollo Crews vs. Elias Samson

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Easiest pick of the night. One guy everyone loves, the other, nobody cares about.

My pick for this match is Apollo Crews.

Sami Zayn vs. Shinsuke Nakamura

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I have no idea why this match is happening. It seems like poor booking. I must be missing something. Why these two together?! I’m going to go out on a limb here and say this will be a show, but I’m not invested in it like I am with some of the other matches on this card.

On one hand, you have Sami Zayn, who’ll be in a title match at Mania. He’s going to need the momentum going into that match.

On the other hand, you have Nakamura. He’s debuting, and that’s a pretty big factor. He’s going to want to make a strong debut, especially because he’s The King of Strong Style!

My pick for this match is Sami Zayn.

NXT Women’s Championship Match
Bayley vs. Asuka

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Oddly enough, they’ve had the time to build this one up, but haven’t. There’s more build up for yet another match between Asuka and Emma or Dana Brooke. Asuka’s great and hasn’t lost in awhile (a pretty good build up for her), but I don’t think it’ll be enough.

My pick for this match is Bayley.

NXT Championship Match
Finn Balor vs. Samoa Joe

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I can’t pick Joe. I don’t see him holding the title. Not sure who the belt would have to be on for me to see him as a possibly, but it’s not Finn.

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

Robert Esposito
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