Hey there, EDF Family! It’s your girl, Kat AKA @TXSportsQueen! It’s about that time for the men and women of NXT to tear the house down with another NXT Takeover. For this installment of The Queen’s Rant – NXT Takeover 31!
Nothing like a good grudge match to start things off. During the North American Championship Tournament, Kushida and Velveteen Dream were involved in one of the qualifying matches. When they both lost, Dream took his frustrations out on Kushida and left him temporarily sidelined. In a matter of weeks, Kushida returned to attack Dream with a viciousness that we have never seen before. The two competitors look to settle their differences at Takeover.
My pick to win – Kushida
NOW, LET’S GET TO THE TITLE MATCHES!
Another grudge match for the night! Santos Escobar has had a stranglehold on the Cruiserweight Division with the help of Legado del Fantasma. Isaiah “Swerve” Scott is the only person to have pinned the champ, but his attempts to capture the title have been unsuccessful. Escobar called Scott’s reasons “excuses,” but I call them the truth. If this Takeover match for the Cruiserweight Championship can truly be 1-on-1 with no tricks, we’re in for a treat!
My pick to win and New NXT Cruiserweight Champion – Isaiah “Swerve” Scott
Johnny Gargano and Candice LeRae look to become the first married couple in the WWE to hold gold together. Gargano takes on Damian Priest for the NXT North American Champion. On the flip side, LeRae goes to war with her long-time nemesis, Io Shirai, for the NXT Women’s Championship. The Garganos sneakily picked up a win on Wednesday night in mixed tag team action, but can they do the same at Takeover?
I don’t think so!
My picks to win and still the NXT North American Champion and NXT Women’s Champion – Damian Priest and Io Shirai
IT’S TIME FOR THE MAIN EVENT!
Finn Bálor is making his first title defense against the unlikeliest of opponents, Kyle O’Reilly. Don’t get me wrong! O’Reilly is a hell of a competitor, but most of his work in NXT has been in tag team action. Takeover marks the first time that Kyle O’Reilly will be stepping into the spotlight on his own against the two-time NXT champ. This will be a banger for sure!
My pick to win and still the NXT Champion – Finn Bálor
That’s all for this installment of The Queen’s Rant – NXT Takeover 31! The action will be fast and furious as always. I especially don’t see the NXT or NXT Women’s Championships changing hands with the return or returns expected that night! That will be the true story going out of Takeover!
Until next time, EDF Family!
Your queen has spoken!