NXT TakeOver & Summerslam Predictions | Dylan Fulk Submitted by Dylan Fulk on 08/17/2018 at 03:47 PM
Hello everyone! Dylan here to give you my predictions for NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn IV and Summerslam 2018!
Well, let's not waste any time, let's get right down into it...
Here's the card for TakeOver: Brooklyn 4 -
Adam Cole (c) v Richochet for the North American Championship
Velveteen Dream v EC3
Undisputed Era (c) v Mustache Mountain for the NXT Tag Team Championships
Shayna Baszler (c) v Kairi Sane for the NXT Women's Championship
Tommaso Ciampa (c) v Johnny Gargano for the NXT Championship (Last Man Standing)
Cole v Ricochet -
I'm thinking we're seeing a title change here and I'm saying Richochet walks out of Brooklyn with the NA Championship. Cole has held it for a little while now, so typically they don't hold titles for TOO long (excluding Asuka) in NXT. It's Ricochet's time in my opinion.
Dream v EC3 -
I'm a huge Velveteen Dream fan (I wrote a column for NoDQ about the guy), so you think I would choose the Dream to win here. But.. I'm not. I have to give this one to EC3. EC3 will not be going to the main roster anytime soon, Dream should be heading there VERY soon, so I don't see the future of the NXT brand getting an L here. Love ya Dream!
Undisputed Era v MM -
I like U.E., and I do see them walking out retaining the titles here. I just can't see all members of U.E walking out with no titles at this event, I just can't see it happening. Cole will lose, but not these guys. MM are a fantastic team and have great chemistry, but they don't seem to have too much of a following, so I can see this feud continuing after Brooklyn. MM need to really establish themselves on the NXT brand.
p: Undisputed Era
Baszler v Sane -
I am a HUGE fan of Shayna Baszler. She already feels so organic as a WWE superstar, much like Ronda Rousey, respectively. I love her heel work lately as champion, and prior to winning the title. I love Kairi Sane as well, which always makes this hard to predict. But... I don't see Shayna losing to Sane, no offense to Sane, but no. Shayna keeps it here and until the WWE Evolution PPV, possibly facing Candice LaRae at the event.
p: Shayna Baszler
Ciampa v Gargano -
Oh man. What a feud this has been. I don't even know where to find the words really to predict this and write it out. It's another hard choice, because I love both of these fellas and everything they've done in their respective careers, even prior to WWE. Ciampa is an amazing heel and the best heel in the wrestling right now, in my opinion. Gargano is a fantastic underdog character. Makes up to be such a charismatic showing from both men. I want Gargano to get the title so bad and I think its a good move, but... Ciampa still has so much left as champion and I wanna see Gargano on the main roster. A lot of fans have speculated Candice LaRae getting involved and turning on Gargano to side with Ciampa, but I don't see that happening, it should have happened a few months ago with their first match together or the second at least. It just doesn't make sense to do the turn now. Missed opportunity. Maybe on the main roster they'll do it eventually, but not in NXT. I have to go with Ciampa retaining here overall. He's going to be the top guy in NXT for a little while to come. He will carry the brand once Dream, Black, Gargano are all on the main roster. Ciampa will be the Last Man Standing.
p: Tommaso Ciampa
Summerslam 2018 card -
Cedric Alexander (c) v Drew Gulak - Cruiserweight Championship
The B-Team (c) v The Revival - Raw Tag Team Championships
Rusev and Lana v Andrade Almas and Zelina Vega
Finn Balor v Baron Corbin
The Miz v Daniel Bryan
Carmella (c) v Becky Lynch v Charlotte Flair - SD Women's Championship
Braun Strowman v Kevin Owens - If Braun loses in anyway, Owens becomes Mr. MITB
Bludgeon Brothers (c) v New Day - SD Tag Team Championships
Alexa Bliss (c) v Ronda Rousey - RAW Women's Championship
Dolph Ziggler (c) (w/ Drew McIntyre) v Seth Rollins (w/ Dean Ambrose) - Intercontinental Championship
Brock Lesnar (c) v Roman Reigns - Universal Championship
AJ Styles (c) v Samoa Joe - WWE Championship
Alexander v Gulak -
I really haven't paid any attention to anything 205 Live has done recently, so this I'm just gonna say Drew Gulak wins. I like Gulak, and I have seen a couple clips of him recently from 205 Live, his segments and he's been on fire. So we're getting a new Cruiserweight Champion.
p: Drew Gulak
B-Team v Revival -
Just give The Revival the titles already. Jesus.
p: The Revival
Rusev and Lana v Almas and Vega -
First of all, this shouldn't even be on the kickoff show. This is a main card caliber match. WTF are you even thinking WWE? Nvm, don't answer that. Rhetorical question. I love all 4 of these great human beings, but I wanna see an Almas push, so Almas and Vega walk out the winners here.
p: Andrade Almas and Zelina Vega
Balor v Corbin -
If the Demon doesn't show up here, I don't care what happens. At this point, Balor is pretty much buried. But, I'm saying Balor wins here. Especially if he's the Demon.
p: Finn Balor (as the Demon)
Bryan v Miz -
Love both guys and have for a long time. Bryan doesn't need the win here, in my opinion. I think this will be a best of 3 series between these two guys, ending at Wrestlemania 35 next year. Miz wins here, it will be a great match and showing from both men, per usual. Bryan may not win until Wrestlemania. I say Miz wins the first 2 matches, sneaking by just a little and Bryan finally beats him for the WWE title at Wrestlemania.
p: The Miz
Carmella v Flair v Lynch -
Lynch NEEDS TO WIN HERE. Pull the trigger, WWE. But... if I'm thinking WWE here, Carmella probably pins Becky and retains. Becky will get pissed off and finally turn heel after the match against Charlotte.
Strowman v Owens -
Strowman does not need the damn briefcase. He's only Mr. MITB so Vince can sell some shirts for him. That's pretty much why he's mr. MITB. Simple. Owens wins here.
p: Kevin Owens
Bludgeon Brothers v New Day -
Bludgeons and New Day will put on a great match, I'm hoping anyways. They have a history of putting on stellar matches, same with New Day and Usos. I say Brothers retain.
p: Bludgeon Brothers
Bliss v Rousey -
Rousey submits Bliss in about 5-8 minutes here.
p: Ronda Rousey
Ziggler v Rollins -
Finally Dean Ambrose is back. But anyways, this Rollins and Ziggler feud has had ups and downs throughout, but I believe they will tear the house down at Summerslam, its a big stage, and these are four of the best and top talents in WWE right now. I think Rollins is winning the title here. Here's what will happen. Rollins will win, Ziggler will get his rematch on Raw the next night, Rollins will retain in great fashion against Ziggler, THEN, Ambrose will turn on Rollins, and they will feud over the IC Title for the next few months.
p: Seth Rollins
Lesnar v Reigns -
I love Roman Reigns, if anyone knows me and has seen my Twitter page. I'm a Roman mark. I want to see Reigns win the title here. BUT... I'm actually gonna predict something different here. I think Reigns and Lesnar will go through a brutal war for a good 15 minutes or so, and I think Owens will pull a Rollins (and deja vu) from Mania 31 and cash in his MITB and make it a triple threat match while Lesnar and Reigns are knocked down for a bit, Owens, being the sneaky heel he is, will push Lesnar out of the ring and pin Reigns to win the title. Reigns v Owens is scheduled for the HIAC PPV next month, so I'm assuming Owens will be the champion walking out of Summerslam. Where does Braun go from here? Idk, he can take a few weeks off maybe, and then be put in the title picture after HIAC maybe? I'm not sure. I say Lesnar leaves WWE and goes back to UFC after Summerslam though. He'll show up on Raw or something to cut a goodbye segment of some sorts.
p: Kevin Owens
Styles v Joe -
This is another tough choice. I mean, how many times can Joe be put in a huge match and walk away the loser? Theres only so many times. This is hard. I really don't know what's gonna happen here. On one hand, Styles is the cover guy for the upcoming WWE 2k19 game. But on the other hand, Joe really needs to be the top heel champion on SD right now. I prefer top heel champions overall and have the strong babyfaces chase the title to like Wrestlemania or something big. I'm picking Joe to walk away with the title, they will put on a solid 20 minute match I believe, Joe wins.
p: Samoa Joe
Well, that's MY predictions and thoughts about TakeOver: Brooklyn 4 and Summerslam 2018. What do you think happens? Who's walking out of the weekend with their hands raised high? Let me know in the comments below!
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Thank you for reading and have a great weekend, wrestling marks!