WWE Wrestlemania XXXII is around the corner and that means WWE NXT Takeover is close by. This is my NXT Takeover Dallas Preview.
NXT Takeover: Dallas is scheduled for Friday, April 1st (should we expect some April Fools jokes playing out?). The pre-show starts at 9:30 pm est and the main show is at 10:00pm est only on the WWE Network.
Apollo Crews v. Elias Samson
This match was just announced last night during NXT weekly show. So we have the baby face (good guy) Apollo Crews vs the heel (bad guy) Elias Samson
Geeky Nikki’s Prediction: Apollo Crews
Austin Aries v. Baron Corbin
So a few weeks ago Austin Aries finally made his NXT debut, but it was short lived as Baron Corbin attacks Aries before he can even get to the ring. A short background on Austin Aries; Aries is best known for his career at Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) and Ring of Honor (ROH). So it was a big moment to have Austin Aries stepping into the NXT ring. Will Aries get his revenge on Corbin?
Geeky Nikki’s Prediction: Austin Aries
Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Sami Zayn
The internet was FREAKING OUT when they heard Shinsuke Nakamura had signed with NXT. Shinsuke Nakamura is known for his work in New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW). This will be Nakamura’s first match in NXT and I can’t wait to watch it. Sami Zayn is always a pleasure to watch in the ring so this could easily be the match of the night.
Geeky Nikki’s Prediction: Shinsuke Nakamura
Dash & Dawson v. American Alpha
Tag team Championship
American Alpha is quickly becoming one of my favorite NXT tag teams (Enzo Amore & Big Cass are forever number 1). Even their slogan, “Ready, Willing, and Gable” is fun and catchy. I think there was a nice story line build up to their tag team formation. Chad Gable’s personality is very relatable and likable.
Geeky Nikki’s Prediction: American Alpha
Bayley vs. Asuka
NXT Women’s Championship
Bayley has been such a wonderful NXT Women’s Champion. I really think she is a great role model to all fans (young and old). You can’t help but love Bayley. I could never imagine her as a heel. She is just that damn likable.
Now Asuka is so interesting to me. I love her mysterious/dangerous persona. I feel like Asuka has a lot to bring to the table as the NXT Champion.
Asuka and Bayley are my top two NXT female wrestlers right now. I’m really interested in seeing this match.
Geeky Nikki’s Prediction: Asuka
Finn Balor v. Samoa Joe
NXT Heavyweight Championship
Main Event time!! I’m going to be honest here and say one of the main things I look forward to during the NXT pay-per-views (ppv) is Finn Balor’s entrance. We get to see the DEMON come out to play and I have to say Balor is very creative in his ppv entrances (check out NXT Takeover London).
Samoa Joe is quite the formidable opponent. The two have different fighting styles. Samoa Joe is more about using his strength while Finn Balor is more agile.
Geeky Nikki’s Prediction: Finn Balor
What are your predictions for NXT Takeover Dallas? Write in the comments below.