NXT Preview and Prediction 04.01
Tonight, April 1st, it is an April fool's Day. For NXT, who will be fooled into thinking that they will become champions? Or better yet, who will be the final entry for the number one contender's ladder match? Here is what to look for in NXT:
NXT North American Championship
The NXT North American Championship Keith Lee will defend his title against Dominik Dijakovic and Damian Priest in a Triple Threat Match. For Dijakovic and Lee, it is a rubber match from NXT Takeover Portland. The match is clearly and understandably about having a rematch but Priest thought differently. Priest placed himself in a position by attacking both men in recent weeks. Who will walk out with the NXT North American Championship?
Prediction: Lee defeated Priest and Dijakovic back on February 21st, during the NXT Milwaukee Show. Lee has been unstoppable in year 2020 with the only fault of a disqualification match with Finn Balor.
Dijakovic is dealing with a leg injury caused by Priest. He is not 100% healthy going into the match. Dijakovic lost to Grimes in his last match due to Priest's attack. He is still dominant in his ways.
Priest has ended his feud with Cameron Grimes. He defeated him four times since February. His last match was a loss to Tommaso Ciampa. Priest has not proven himself that he is the next big thing in NXT as he has not been able to defeat Lee or Dijakovic in a singles match. Could he finally get by with a win in a triple threat match?
I do not believe there will be a title change. Therefore, Keith Lee will remain North American Champion.
Second Chance Gauntlet Match
Prediction: All six superstars have potential to be the number one contender. However, only one can move on and join Shirai, Candice LeRae, Tegan Nox, Mia Yim, and Chelsea Green. With Tegan Nox involved in the ladder's match, Dakota Kai should sneak her way in with the help of Raquel Gonzalez for the win.
The Velveteen Dream will match against Bobby Fish
Velveteen Dream has hit an obstacle to reach his goal to become NXT Champion.
He will have to defeat Fish to legitimately be a contender.
Cole is the longest-reigning NXT Champion of all time and will do whatever it takes to extend his record. Will Dream win and create chaos for the NXT Championship?
Prediction: Velveteen Dream defeats Fish. With Cole's denial for Dream to have a title match, General Manager William Regal will intervene and make an official announcement.
You can watch NXT tonight at 8 p.m. EST on USA.