Here are my predictions for the 2016 WWE NXT TakeOver: Dallas PPV. Check back for NXT TakeOver: Dallas 2016 results and review coverage here.
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NXT Championship: Finn Balor (c) vs. Samoa Joe
This could really go either way, as both men could be gearing up to move to the main roster. Obviously, if that happens, it impacts who the champion is. If Balor goes up first, then does Joe win it here and drop it to someone like Apollo Crews or Shinsuke Nakamura or Sami Zayn or Austin Aries in a few months? Does Balor keep this, allowing Joe to move up and Balor to continue to reign supreme? I'm really starting to imagine that Joe wins the title here, but I'm not confident at all in that prediction.
PREDICTION: Samoa Joe is your new champion.
NXT Women's Championship: Bayley (c) vs. Asuka
Called this one a few weeks back, but just as I don't know who will win the NXT Championship match, I'm not sure about the outcome of this one. I think Asuka will put up a good fight, but won't be able to defeat Bayley. This all depends on whether or not an Asuka heel turn is in the works or if Bayley is going up to the main roster. I don't think either one is necessarily happening so quickly after WrestleMania, so I'm going to stick with Bayley as the champ.
PREDICTION: Bayley retains.
NXT Tag Team Championship: The Revival (c) vs. American Alpha
Jason Jordan and Chad Gable HAVE to be winning here, am I right? There's no way Dash and Dawson retain. If they do, I'll be pissed, since I'm just not seeing what WWE sees in them, but American Alpha is so over and deserve to hold onto these belts.
PREDICTION: New tag champs.
Baron Corbin vs. Austin Aries
Aries made his debut on the January 22nd NXT tapings (airing March 2nd) and was attacked by Baron Corbin. Of course this match was going to happen, right? I'm going back and forth between whether or not I think Aries will win or Corbin will somehow win despite him not being the new star. There are too many babyfaces that should win here and it all depends on if Joe takes the belt. If that happens, Aries will be victorious, but if Balor retains, I'm leaning towards Corbin somehow beating Aries.
PREDICTION: I can't decide yet.
Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Sami Zayn
I wouldn't have thought this would happen, but it's interesting that WWE chose to go this route. Nakamura will definitely win as he's the guy that needs it more than Zayn, but this should be a hard-fought match where both guys look good and shake hands at the end.
PREDICTION: Shinsuke Nakamura wins.
Apollo Crews vs. Elias Samson
It would have been weird without Crews showing up in some capacity, and with the push that Elias Samson has received, he seems to be a decent opponent. I'm game for this match.
PREDICTION: Elias Samson wins.
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