NXT TakeOver: The End – Picks + Predictions

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

Andrade “Cien” Almas vs. Tye Dillinger

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Sure Tye Dillinger is the Perfect 10, but Andrade “Cien” Almas is debuting.

My pick for this match is Andrade “Cien” Almas.

NXT Tag Team Championship
American Alpha vs. The Revival

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I don’t know what is in the works for Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa but it affects The Revival either way. Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa have already made The Revival look like chumps, having them lose momentum going into their title match. It’s a matter of if Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa will end up going to the championships or if they directly feud with The Revival.

Regardless of which one of these happens, The Revival isn’t going to be the first two time NXT Tag Team Champions – not on this night anyway.

My pick for this match is American Alpha.

NXT Women’s Championship
Asuka vs. Nia Jax

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Nia Jax’s time to win the title was when she faced Bayley at NXT TakeOver: London. I don’t see it happening here. Asuka just won the title and hasn’t really had any matches since. Whereas Jax has had a more notable match against Bayley but even if Jax looked strong by injuring Bayley, this is Askua’s first title defense, so I think she has the edge.

My pick for this match is Asuka.

Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Austin Aries

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I have been severely underwhelmed by Austin Aries thus far. It isn’t his fault, it’s not his in-ring work or any promos, it’s been his booking so far. These indy guys coming in beating jobbers hasn’t impressed me with anyone I don’t think. His feud with Baron Corbin took the wind out of his sails. He had to win but being as Corbin was going to debut on the main roster shortly after, he couldn’t end up looking bad.

Their match was good but nothing spectacular because of it. Whereas Nakamura’s match with Zayn was! Shinsuke has been shining while Aries has just kind of been around.

My pick for this match is Shinsuke Nakamura.

NXT Championship
Steel Cage Match
Samoa Joe vs. Finn Balor

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I said I couldn’t see Joe as champ and I still can’t.

My pick for this match is Finn Balor.

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Robert Esposito
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