NXT Takeover Toronto 2019 Staff Predictions
NXT Takeover Toronto is this Saturday. It will take place at the Scotiabank Arena. This is the second Takeover event to take in Toronto. The last was back in 2016. That was a good show. This one should be good too. Let’s get into the predictions.
Candice LeRae vs Io Shirai
This is the first of two woman’s matches on the card. Io Shirai has turned a new leaf since her cage match with Shayna Baszler. She attacked Candice after the match and hasn’t looked back. I’m happy for Candice. She has finally found her path in NXT other than being involved in all her husbands Johnny’s feuds. I could see this match going either way. I’m a take Shirai but would not be mad if Candice won.
My Pick: Io Shirai
Pete Dunn vs Velveteen Dream vs Roderick Strong
Triple Threat Match for the North American Title
This could be the match of the night. All three of these men can go. This is another toss-up match that could go either way. I’m a go with Roderick Strong to win here.
My Pick: Roderick Strong
Mia Yim vs Shayna Baszler
NXT Woman’s Title Match
Mia Yim has been building up a lot of momentum in recent weeks. She has taken out both of Shayna’s Horsewoman friends in Marina Shafir and Jessamyn Duke. One in the parking lot and the other at the gym. Now it’s a fair fight. Shayna must bring her A-game. Mia is not playing. I’m going with the HBIC (Head Baddie in Charge) to win the title.
My Pick: Mia Yim
The Street Profits vs The Undisputed Era (Bobby Fish and Kyle O Reilly)
NXT Tag Team Title Match
As much as I’d like The Street Profits to retain, I have a feeling they lose here. Especially with them appearing on Raw more often now, I see them losing and going on to bigger and better things on the Raw brand. The Undisputed Era win this one.
My Pick: The Undisputed Era
Adam Cole (Bay Bay) vs Johnny Gargano
Two out of Three Falls for the NXT Title
Another 2 out of 3 Falls Match for these guys. This time it’s a little different. The first fall is a Street Fight chosen by Johnny. The second fall is a regular wrestling match chosen by Cole. I thought he would pick something else but Cole is keeping it simple. If it goes to a third fall (which I think it will) William Regal will pick the stipulation. My biggest question for this one is will Josiah Williams rap Cole down to the ring? I hope so.
If this is anything like their first match, they will bring the house down. I say Cole wins the first fall, Johnny wins the second, Regal picks either a steel cage match or adds a special guest referee. Cole wins the last fall and retains his title. The Undisputed Era close out the night in the ring with all the gold.
Now Richard from the MSB (Maryland Sports Blog)Staff will give his picks for Takeover.
NXT TAKEOVER TORONTO
Roderick Strong (NEW NORTH AMERICAN CHAMP) over Velveteen Dream and Pete Dunne
Io Shirai over Candice LeRae
Undisputed Era over The Street Profits
Shayna Baszler over Mia Yim
Adam Cole over Johnny Gargano
UNDISPUTED ERA CLEANS HOUSE!
That’s it for our predictions. I can’t wait for this show. The Takeover shows always steal the weekend. I expect nothing less this time around. Good Luck to all the competitors. Until next time, take care and enjoy Takeover Toronto.