NXT Takeover XXXI Prediction

10/03/2020

NXT Takeover 31 will take place this Sunday, 07:00 PM ET, on the WWE Network. In the main event, NXT Champion Finn Balor defends his title against Kyle O'Reilly. Other cards featuring NXT Women's Champion Io Shirai will also defend her title against Candice LeRae. Takeover is a unique event that could be ranked as one of the best pay per view events this year. Here are the following match cards and predictions:

NXT Championship - Finn Balor (C) vs Kyle O'Reilly

Many predict that this match will be an all-time epic. Both have the skills, charisma, and stamina to showcase a legendary match. Although there is no storyline between them, WWE has focused on O'Reilly on the development stages from where he started to where his direction was in his career path.

Prediction: Finn Balor retains the title.

NXT Women's Championship - Io Shirai (C) vs. Candice LeRae

Gargano and LeRae have been on top, each week, with their storyline predicting and showing off that they are the best. However, they may encounter some difficulties in reaching their climax.

Prediction: Io Shirai retains her title.

NXT North American Championship - Damian Priest (C) vs. Johnny Gargano

Priest captured the title being the last man standing and on top of the ladder, grabbing the title. Gargano fell off the ladder during the process. Here we are with the two finest superstars of NXT. The match's symbolic method is known for Gargano passing the torch to Priest to lead the way with the title. This time, Gargano will attempt to recapture the title but may find himself at the wrong end.

Prediction: Priest retains his title.

NXT Cruiserweight Championship - Santos Escobar vs. Isaiah "Swerve" Scott

Isaiah Scott has come a long way for an opportunity for a title shot. Unlike O'Reilly, I can see Scott shock the WWE Universe and claim that he is "NXT".

Prediction: Scott becomes the new Cruiserweight Champion.

Kushida vs. Velveteen Dream

Prediction: Velveteen Dream