NXT Takeover Vengeance Predictions

02/12/2021

Sunday, February 14, 2021, is Vengeance Day once the clock strikes 6 pm ET.  While the world may be celebrating Valentines Day with their loved ones, NXT Superstars are gearing up to inflict their opponents.  Here are the following match cards with predictions:

NXT Championship Finn Balor (C) vs Pete Dunne

Dunne has waited for his opportunity to get into the title picture.  After confronting Balor, he did not like Balor's response as to "get in line."  Therefore, Dunne took it upon himself to assault Balor.  There was no other better way for Dunne to jump in front of the line.  

However, Balor not shy to compete against anyone.  He is the two-time NXT Champion and a former Universal Champion.  Balor understands what is at stake.

Prediction:  Balor retains...We will see an epic match. Visually seeing the forefront, I expect a huge PPV event at WrestleMania with Balor defending the NXT title against Karrion Kross.  

NXT Women's Championship Triple Threat Match:  Io Shirai (C) vs Mercedes Martinez vs Toni Storm

Shirai has been absent from defending the title.  In her last title defense, Shirai defeated Rhea Ripley on November 18, 2020.  Shirai was in a losing end at WarGames in a four-on-four match.  

Storm and Martinez found ways to assault Shirai.  However, it was Shirai that had the last laugh.  

Prediction: Shirai retains...Storm and Martinez need more of a storyline to build up the chemistry and reason to become NXT Champion.  Unless WWE has plans for Shirai to move up to the main roster, that would be the only indicator to have Shirai lose.  Since there are no reports of such action, Shirai will win and wait for the dream match with Raquel Gonzales.  

Men's Dusty Cup: MSK vs Grizzled Young Veterans

From the very beginning, the GYV claimed that they are the best and should had won the trophy last year.  In this tournament, the GYV are back in the finals to prove the WWE Universe that they are in fact, the best tag team in the brand.  

MSK arrived at the right moment.  They found a way to let the world know just how good and creative they can be inside the ring.  The tournament has given them exposure and can change the culture in the tag team division.  

Prediction: Grizzled Young Veterans win...As MSK look promising, GYV have been in action longer than anyone in the tournament.   They have worked hard to get to the top.  

Women's Dusty Cup: Dakota Kai vs Raquel Gonzalez vs Ember Moon and Shotzi Blackheart

These four superstars have history with one another. But there is no other great pair than having Kai and Gonzales.  Gonzalez  entered the picture assisting Kai's feud with Tegon Nox.  Since there partnership started, they have been inseparable.  

On the other hand, Moon and Blackheart want their revenge and do nothing more but to punish them for all their wrongdoings.  

Prediction:  Dakota Kai and Raquel Gonzalez wins...its not so much of Kai, but for Gonzalez.  Gonzalez defeated Rhea Ripley in a Last Woman Standing match.  It is a defining moment that Ripley passed the torch to her.  Kai has been a success as being a great heel in NXT.   Much respect is given to Blackheart and Moon's return.  But this is the year for Kai and Gonzalez.  

NXT North American Championship: Johnny Gargano (C) vs Kushida

Kushida has defended any superstar that has been ambushed or assaulted by "The Way."  However, I am not sure if he is ready to hold the title.  There can be several scenarios that can happen and it does not look good for Kushida.  

Knowing that Gargano will not be alone, Austin Theory may provide a distraction.  Theory in the picture will also bring out Dexter Lumis.  The storyline will continue pass Takeover.  

Prediction: Johnny Gargano retains.

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