NXT TakeOver events have been the gold normal of WWE pay-per-view weekends for a few years now, featuring huge storyline payoffs and incredible in-ring action. Fans of the black and gold brand can definitely count on far more of the exact same on Sunday, Feb. 16 when NXT TakeOver: Portland takes the stage all to itself.
With Adam Cole taking defending his NXT championship against Tommaso Ciampa in a bitter grudge match, Rhea Ripley searching to develop on her extraordinary recent run against the usually-dangerous Bianca Belair, Finn Balor and Johnny Gargano meeting for the very first time in their careers and more, issues appear on track for one more tremendous evening of action.
Let’s take a appear now at the card for NXT TakeOver: Portland which is set to take place inside Moda Center as properly as make some predictions.
NXT TakeOver: Portland matches, predictions
NXT Championship — Adam Cole (c) vs. Tommaso Ciampa: Ciampa wants the NXT title back, and has taken each and every opportunity to try to get 1 over on Cole and his Undisputed Era teammates. Ahead of signing his contract to face Cole, Ciampa took out the Undisputed Era, including putting Cole via a table. Ciampa by no means really lost the title, but Cole claims “Goldie” has “a new daddy.” Cole won the title in June 2019 as the Undisputed Era has tightened their manage of NXT. Choose: Tommaso Ciampa wins the title
NXT Championship — Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Bianca Belair: Ripley defeating Shayna Baszler in December felt like a huge moment, and paid off a lot of faith WWE has placed in Ripley to develop into a correct star. Ripley had a bit of an issue with Toni Storm to carry her through Worlds Collide, but Belair nonetheless feels like the massive post-Baszler test for Ripley. Belair earned her way to the title match by winning the No. 1 contender battle royal on Jan. 15. She then place on a dominant Royal Rumble performance to position herself as an even bigger threat. Still, this feels largely like a match to hold Ripley more than even though she truly focuses on a possible WrestleMania showdown with Charlotte Flair. Choose: Rhea Ripley retains the title
Finn Balor vs. Johnny Gargano: Balor’s shocking heel turn came with a Pele kick to the face of Gargano. The two have been on a collision course considering that, which includes Gargano getting involved with Balor’s attempt to win the NXT championship from Adam Cole in December. Now, the two will lastly square off in 1 of the most extremely-anticipated, first-time-ever matches in all of WWE, with revenge and placement amongst NXT’s elite at stake. Pick: Finn Balor wins
NXT Tag Team Championship — Undisputed Era (c) vs. The BroserWeights: Matt Riddle and Pete Dunne have made quite the formidable team as the BroserWeights. The duo advanced to a title shot by winning the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, beating Grizzled Young Veterans in the finals of the eight-group tournament. Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish have dominated the tag ranks in NXT, and have combined to hold the titles longer than any other duo in NXT history. Choose: Undisputed Era retain the titles
Dakota Kai vs. Tegan Nox (Street fight): After Kai’s shocking turn on her former teammate during NXT TakeOver: WarGames, items with Nox were destined to come to a violent end. Nox got a win when they ultimately faced off in singles action on the Jan. 29 episode of NXT, but factors are hardly settled, and now they will meet with the guidelines place on hold in a street fight. Choose: Dakota Kai wins
Published at Wed, 05 Feb 2020 23:43:55 +0000