NXT Takeover: Dallas is live tonight from the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. This show is absolutely loaded. All three championships are on the line and this will be the debut of Shinsuke Nakamura. Takeover: Dallas has the potential to be the best wrestling show of the weekend, and it's the event I'm most looking forward to.
Finn Balor vs. Samoa Joe for the NXT Championship.
This is the hardest match to predict because there is a case for either man to get the call up to the main roster Monday Night on RAW. Balor has held the title since July of last year so is it time for a new champion? Joe is certainly deserving of getting a run with the belt, but will he better utilized on the main roster?
Finn Balor defeated Joe at the Takeover: London special and you can bet Joe hasn't forgotten. This will be a long, hard hitting match. In the end, we'll see the debut of the Balor/Bullet Club as Joe is about to win the match. The Balor/Bullet Club is going to get cheered no matter what. So, tonight you'll see them help Finn retain, then over the next few weeks they'll slowly turn more heelish.
Samoa Joe debuts on RAW on Monday night.
Winner: Finn Balor
Bayley vs. Asuka for the NXT Women's Championship.
This match has the potential to be the match of the night. Bayley defends her NXT Women's title against Asuka who has yet to be defeated in NXT. Bayley will certainly have the entire Dallas crowd behind her, but will that be enough against one of the best wrestlers in the world? I say it will be. WWE still has stories to tell with Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch; therefore, I don't think it's time for Bayley to move to the main roster yet.
The Revival (Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder) vs. American Alpha (Chad Gable & Jason Jordan) for the NXT Tag Team Championship.
I really enjoy watching both of these teams wrestle. In fact, American Alpha might be the hottest tag team in wrestling right now. These two teams will put on a great wrestling match, guaranteed. The crowd is ready for Gable and Jordan to become NXT Tag Team Champions, and I think it happens tonight in Dallas.
Winner: American Alpha
Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Sami Zayn.
Nakamura vs. Zayn will be amazing from both the in-ring action and on an emotional level. You can bet both men will want to go out and not only give a match of the weekend performance, but a match of the year performance. My money is on them succeeding. Zayn, the ultimate underdog and arguably the most popular NXT wrestler of all time goes up against Nakamura, who makes his NXT debut. For those who have not seen Nakamura wrestle in Japan, you're in for an amazing treat.
The fact that Sami Zayn is on the WWE main roster makes the match easy to predict, but the sheer electricity and emotion that will be going through the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center from start to finish of this.match makes the outcome irrelevant in my opinion.
Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura
Austin Aries vs. Baron Corbin.
I love Baron Corbin's gimmick. He's also becoming one of the best heels in wrestling, which is why the fans love to hate him. Now, match him up against one of the most respected wrestlers in Austin Aries and you have a fantastic set up for a match. It;s the classic bad guy vs good guy dynamic that I wish WWE would go back to. This will be a really fun match with the crowd loving everything Aries does and hating everything Corbin does. Corbin can absorb a loss here and get his heat back easily, so I'm going with Aries to pick up the win.
In a bold prediction, Baron Corbin will be NXT Champion within the next six months.
Winner: Austin Aries
Apollo Crews vs. Elias Samson.
This match may, or may not be on the show. Regardless, Crews wins easily.
Winner: Apollo Crews
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