Here are my predictions for the 2016 WWE NXT TakeOver: Toronto PPV. Check back for NXT TakeOver: Toronto 2016 results and review coverage here.
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NXT Championship Match: Shinsuke Nakamura (c) vs. Samoa Joe
Samoa Joe has been asking for a rematch, and since it's too early to take the belt from Nakamura, this is the logical step that is being planned. I wholeheartedly expect Bobby Roode to be the next in line for the title at the next TakeOver or possibly the one after that, and I think when Joe loses this match, he'll transition to the main roster either by just coming up out of nowhere or making a surprise appearance in the Royal Rumble. For now, another match between these two is fine, and it should be good.
PREDICTIONS: Nakamura retains.
Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Tournament Finals
As of the most recent set of NXT tapings, we're down to the following lineup:
SAnitY will face the winners of TM-61 vs. Austin Aries & Roderick Strong
Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa will face the winners of The Authors of Pain vs. No Way Jose & Rich Swann
Judging by that bracket, I would think the finals will be down to SAnitY against Gargano and Ciampa, with SAnitY getting the win since they're new, but DIY could definitely take it. It's suspicious that The Revival are out of the tournament due to an injury and as far as I'm aware, no actual injuries have been reported, so maybe that will cause some kind of problem down the line.
PREDICTIONS: SAnitY takes the tournament.
NXT Women's Championship Match: Asuka (c) vs. Mickie James
Well, this was a pleasant surprise! I've updated this multiple times over the past few weeks to reflect the possible options going from Liv Morgan to Billie Kay, as those two seemed like they were the most likely options, but out of the blue, Mickie James is back. I was always a fan of her, so I'm excited to see she's returning. Hopefully, she'll be back on the main roster or at least working in the Performance Center. She and Victoria are the two former women that I've been wanting to come back to help out this new generation, so starting with a match against Asuka is a step in the right direction. There's no way James wins the belt here, but that's totally fine. This should be a good match.
PREDICTIONS: Asuka retains.
Bobby Roode vs. Tye Dillinger
Roode needed something to do, and Dillinger is great. After what happened with them in the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, that set up a match between the two. Glorious vs. Perfect 10. I'm down.
PREDICTIONS: Bobby Roode wins.
Andrade "Cien" Almas vs. Cedric Alexander or No Way Jose
Here's the thing. Alexander beat Almas, then they tagged together and the heel turn happened, and then on the most recent tapings, Almas beat Alexander. If there's room for more matches on the card and it isn't 3 of the tournament matches, then because Austin Aries and Hideo Itami isn't likely to happen, I could see this taking place. However, this could very well just be a normal NXT show only type feud and not have to happen at TakeOver.
PREDICTIONS: This could go either way, but I don't know if it will even happen at all.
Austin Aries vs. Hideo Itami
This was pretty much a guarantee until Hideo Itami was injured. Now, it's up in the air. He said in a YouTube video that he isn't sure if he'll be wrestling at this event or not, so it's still a possibility. Perhaps now, Aries will face Kota Ibushi instead as a replacement where Roderick Strong will be ringside in Aries' corner and Itami can be there to support Ibushi?
PREDICTIONS: Let's see what gets announced, first.
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