Tonight is NXT Takeover Toronto! Here is the Pulse Wrestling crew’s full preview with match by match predictions.
NXT Champion Adam Cole vs. Johnny Gargano (2-out-of-3 Falls Match)
JT – this match has the potential to be excellent, but we know that Gargano is going into it with a nagging injury to his knee, so hopefully he’ll make it through the match without any major incidents.
Winner; Adam Cole, Bay Bay
S.Streeter: Well, their last 2 matches were frankly some of the best stuff WWE has put out this year, so that can only be good here. The stipulation thing is interesting, and I think it will help make this different to the other 2 matches. I am expecting 30-odd minutes, I am expecting it to be fantastic, and I expect Cole to retain 2 falls to 1.
Winner: Adam Cole
Widro – Should be an incredible match and one of the best of the year.
NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler vs. Mia Yim
JT: while Mia Yim has built up some decent momentum recently, I’m not sure Shayna is ready for a move up to Raw or Smackdown at this point, so she’s probably going to hang on to the belt for now.
S.Streeter: Not sold on Baszler. Sorry. But am sold on Yim. I do expect this to be hard-hitting and I do expect it to be watchable.
Winner: Mia Yim
Widro – A real in ring test for both, as Yim is in her first match on a big stage and Baszler’s progress has stalled.
NXT Tag Team Champions The Street Profits vs. The Undisputed ERA
JT: the Profits are already moving on up, while at least 2/3 of the Undisputed Era are too ugly and/or short for Old Man Vince to consider for the main roster.
Winners; the Undisputed Era
S.Streeter: This show is packed with potentially great match-ups. This is another one. I expect there to be some double team moves not seen before, and I expect it to be an insane exhibition.
Winner: The Undisputed ERA
Widro – With the Street Profits hanging out on the main roster I think they are taking the L on their way out.
Winner: Undisputed Era
NXT North American Champion Velveteen Dream vs. Pete Dunne vs. Roderick Strong (Triple Threat Match)
JT: Velveteen Dream is at the top of his game, Pete Dunne is a finger-snapping psychopath and Roddy Strong is really good at backbreakers. One of these things is not like the others…
Winner: Pete Dunne
S.Streeter: Please, God, just let one of the other two win! Is this for the title? I hope so, because Dream’s selling and taking of moves is not improving. Give it to Roderick Strong because he’s a good wrestler and in NXT that seems to actually matter.
Winner: (please) Strong
Widro – Very interesting match on paper and could be great or a train wreck. Happy to see Dunne in this mix.
Candice LeRae vs. Io Shirai
JT; the battle of the former best friends is another step in the evolution of Io Shirai into a legitimate contender for the NXT Women’s title, so Candice is just there to bump like a maniac. Should be fun.
Winner: Io Shirai
S.Streeter: I actually have high hopes for this match. I think this could be something very cool indeed.
Winner: Shirai (though that was a coin toss)
Widro – Great to see 2 women’s matches on the show.
Matt Riddle vs. Killian Dain maybe?
JT: Dain has been kicking the crap out of Riddle at every opportunity, so in the spirit of 50/50 booking I expect the King Of Bros to pick up the win.
Winner: Matt Riddle
Widro – Riddle hasn’t clicked with me in the NXT context so far but this could be a step forward
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