NXT is coming off another killer Takeover show and this time It had an old school feel with a revitalized rendition of In Your House. Great job again by the Black & Gold brand but now I want to look forward to what the next NXT Takeover could look like come August 22nd in Boston. So here’s my peek into what I see the card will look like to kick off the biggest party of the summer’s weekend.
Written By: Big Sexy Matt Tracht
NXT World Title: Cole vs Balor
In this scenario since Takeover Boston (of course, if it’s not still at the PC) is August 22nd or Summerslam weekend. Adam Cole will be walking in having stretched his record-setting NXT Championship reign to 439 days. Finn Balor will be coming in undefeated at Takeovers since his Black & Gold brand return. These are two of the very best in the world today and the two greatest NXT Champions of all time. This match will certainly steal the show and close out another amazing NXT Takeover!
No Holds Barred: Kross vs Ciampa
Karrion Kross made his very “special” NXT Takeover debut at In Your House Sunday night with a dominant victory over the Psycho Killer himself, Tommaso Ciampa. Now it’s possible with the decisiveness of Kross’ victory Sunday that HHH and company have quicker moving plans for this can’t miss star duo of Kross and his equally intense, seductive partner in pain, Scarlet. (Yes please Ma’am) But…….I see the more likely route being a lengthier feud between Ciampa and Kross in the weeks to come. Leading us to some sort of extreme rules, no holds barred type war on Summerslam weekend. Everyone involved in this feud is an intense star, so I believe NXT rides this one out till at least the August PPV. Again, yes please!
North American Title Ladder Match: Gargano vs Lee
Lee and Gargano are in the midst of a feud that will conclude at NXT Takeover: Boston. Right now Lee has the upper hand on Gargano after retaining his North American title at In Your House. However, Lee will not be walking into this match with the belt. Gargano will come into the match as the first ever two time NXT North American champion. He will do that by defeating Lee on an episode of NXT by hook or most likely crook. With all of their skills this match will be an electric way to end a great feud.
NXT Women’s Title (Fatal 4-way Elimination Match): IO vs Rhea vs Mia vs Dakota
So I’ll start this by saying I was extremely stoked when IO won the NXT Women’s Title Sunday at In Your House! Although it is, to me at least, very curious booking. To go so quickly from Rhea to Charlotte to IO with the belt like they did was odd to me. Charlotte will now stay away from NXT and the other women on the brand will shine as only they can. I expect a lot of back and forth with several of the Black & Gold brands talent-rich women’s division. The closer we get to Takeover, Dakota Kai with the help of Raquel Gonzalez will get on a dirty role. While Rhea Ripley and Mia Yim battle towards getting back her crown and reaching the mountain top for the first time respectfully. Let’s make this fatal 4 way an elimination match. Either way, I’d look forward to this.
NXT Tag Team Titles: Imperium vs Breezango vs Indus Sher
Breezango was back together last Wednesday on NXT to win a future NXT tag team title shot in a triple threat match with UE and Lorcan & Burch. Afterward, the massive and thus far impressive team Indus Sher led by Malcolm Bivens came out as to let it be known that they are coming for any and everyone who stands in their way of achieving NXT tag team gold. So I see Breezango getting their shot first with Indus Sher interfering and demolishing both teams to set up a triple threat title match at Takeover Boston.
Dream vs Priest
Damian Priest and Velveteen Dream are two very talented, possible megastars in the making. Both are coming off great performances in matches at Takeover In Your House. Despite coming out on the wrong side of the decision. So two super talented, ultra charismatic stars of the future needing new feuds. One’s a face, one’s a heel. Look this one is pretty simple to write and should happen. It would be perfect match to kick off the main card on August 22nd!
Lumis vs Strong
This one is pretty simple as well. The writing or drawings are all over. This one I could see starting and ending before NXT’s next Takeover in late August. However it’s a feud that seems obvious to happen and I’d like to see these two get to battle at Takeover, not just Wednesday nights. I like the strange Lumis character a lot so far and Roddy is a workhorse and a stud bell to bell and beyond, huh Tim King?
So there are my predictions/hopes for the NXT Takeover Boston card scheduled for August 22nd, Summer Slam weekend in, you guest it Boston. Wrestling fans please let me know what you think. Who or what did I miss that you think or want to happen!?!?
Written By: Big Sexy Matt Tracht