Here are my predictions for the 2017 WWE NXT TakeOver: Orlando PPV. Check back for NXT TakeOver: Orlando results and review coverage here.
|WWE NXT TakeOver: Orlando 2017 Spoilers and Predictions|
NXT Tag Team Championship Match: The Authors of Pain (c) vs. The Revival vs. #DIY
This makes perfect sense. To do another match between AoP and DIY would be redundant, but to have The Revival face AoP on their own would be kind of odd as it would be heels against each other. This way, Akam and Rezar can be the true heels, Dash and Dawson can be the tweeners in a way as the crowd still likes them despite being heels, and Gargano and Ciampa are the babyfaces. I'm fully expecting the champions to retain the titles and I wouldn't be shocked at all if this is the last we see of The Revival in NXT before they're called up to the main roster and put on either Raw or SmackDown.
PREDICTION: The Authors of Pain win.
NXT Championship Match: Bobby Roode (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
Nakamura should be entitled to a rematch and I don't think he'll be moving up to the main roster before this point, so why not do it while they can? I have a feeling the knee injury angle is a means to keep him away for a few weeks while Roode is busy with some other folk and they don't have to run this feud completely into the ground for two months and make people bored of it. Roode will be successful in retaining his title here and Nakamura will either go to a different feud afterward or he'll just come up to Raw or SmackDown the night after WrestleMania.
PREDICTION: Bobby Roode wins.
NXT Women's Championship Match: Asuka (c) vs. Ember Moon or Nikki Cross
Asuka is going to have to defend the title against either Ember Moon or Nikki Cross, for sure. Between those two options, it seems like Ember Moon is currently the most likely option, but I wouldn't be shocked if it went to Cross, either. My guess is Asuka drops the belt to Moon who then feuds with Cross somewhat soon after, as Cross already got her title shot in that Fatal 4-Way in San Antonio. Then, Asuka moves up to the main roster post-WrestleMania.
PREDICTION: Asuka beats Cross but Moon beats Asuka.
SAnitY vs. Tye Dillinger, Roderick Strong and No Way Jose
A similar match happened already on a regular episode, but I could see the same thing happening again to get everybody on the card.
PREDICTION: SAnitY loses.
Missing names still available to pick from not mentioned above = Andrade "Cien" Almas, Buddy Murphy, Elias Samson, Hideo Itami, Kassius Ohno, Nick Miller, Oney Lorcan, Patrick Clark, Wesley Blake
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