WWE Summerslam and NXT Take Over predictions
Prediction: Finn Baylor wins to retain the NXT title
This should be the last NXT match for Kevin Owens. He is one of the top workers of the main roster so there is no reason for him to stay in developmental. I expect this to be a classic match, just like their Tokyo match. Fitting that this is a ladder match before Summerslam, an event that witnessed several classic ladder matches, like Razor Ramon vs HBK rematch, HHH vs The Rock and the iconic TLC tag team feud.
NXT Tag Team Title Match -The Vaudevillians vs Blake and Murphy
Prediction: Title retain
NXT Women’s Title Match -Bayley vs Sasha Banks
Prediction: Bayley to win the NXT Womens title
The 3 NXT Divas call-ups should “retire” from NXT already. Make Banks lose her title, so she should go for the bigger one. Many many years ago, The Rock lost his IC title to HHH at Summerslam, but instead of trying to regain that belt, he set his sights on a bigger, and by Survivor Series, he captured his 1st WWE title. Banks can take the similar route.
-Jushin “Thunder” Liger vs Tyler Breeze
Prediction: Tyler Breeze
I am very excited for this match. The legendary Jushin Liger vs my favorite NXT wrestler, Tyler Breeze! I hope Prince pretty gets the win. He needs it more than Liger. Time to push Breeze into the NXT title picture! He can get the title when the higher ups decides to bring up Ballor, whether he like it or not.
-Samoa Joe vs Baron Corbin
Prediction: Baron Corbin
I think Samoa Joe made a mistake of joining WWE/NXT. There seems to be no plans for him. So just let Corbin pick up a big win against the multiple time World Champion, oh wait, his reigns in other companies doesn’t count in the big leagues…
-Bull Dempsey vs Elias Samson
Prediction: Bull Dempsey
-Apollo Crews vs Tye Dillinger
Prediction: Apollo Crews
Expect a huge push for indie sensation Apollo Crews
-Eva Marie vs Carmella
Prediction: Eva Marie
Eva is hot. That is all.
-Enzo Amore, Big Cass & Hype Bros (Zack Ryder and Mojo Rawley) vs Jason Jordan, Chad Gable, Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson
Prediction: Hype Bros
Let Ryder get a win in his home state in a major/special event please.
-Charlotte vs Becky Lynch vs Emma vs Dana Brooke
I have a feeling whatever Charlotte and Becky do in this match, won’t be in the main roster story line. Time for them to retire in NXT and wrestle exclusively in the main roster, to give the newer NXT Divas a chance.
Dolph Ziggler (with Lana) vs Russev (with Summer Rae)
Prediction: Dolph Ziggler
This might set up a mix tag team match for the next PPV. Rusev got demoted after the Cena feud, as expected. Dolph is nowhere near the World title picture which the IWC feels he should be.
Team Bella vs Team BAD vs PCB
I expect the faces to win this one. I won’t be surprise if the let Charlotte end the reign of Nikki Bella, after they let Nikki beat AJ Lee’s record.
Kevin Owens vs Cesaro
A busy weekend for Owens with 2 big matches! He will lose both of them. I expect this to be a very good match and both men want to prove that they deserve a huge push.
Stephen Amell and Neville vs Stardust and King Barret
Prediction: Stephen Amell and Neville
This is the celebrity match of Summerslam as the Red Arrow and the Green Arrow teams up vs the wrestler formerly known as Cody Rhodes and the King of the Ring. Amell might just pin Stardust here. I expect this to be an entertaining match.
Fatal Four Way for the tag team title
Prediction: Prime Time Players retains
This format might just what the Prime time players needs to retain their titles, with the other teams saving face. But I can see the New day regaining the tag straps in the future.
Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper versus Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose
Prediction: Wyatt family
Wyatt family lite vs the Shield lite. They had a 6-man tag match more than a year ago. I expect Bo Dallas to interfere to join his brother, or better yet, he is the tag team partner and not Luke Harper. Bray specifically said that he would bring his brother. Roman and Ambrose can’t lose cleanly so there should be an interferance or a swerve.
Intercontinental championship triple-threat match
Champion Ryback vs The Miz vs the Big Show
Prediction: The Miz wins the Intercontinental title
I am a fan of the Miz and it is time for the Miz to be a champion once again. The format allows the two powerhouses to save face, and for the Miz to pick up a sneaky win. I remember he won the IC title before in a sneaky way via the battle royal. Time for the Miz to win a title for Cleveland, something Lebron failed to do.
Randy Orton vs Sheamus
Prediction: Randy Orton
They have nothing better to do. I expect this match to be near the beginning of the card, to tease a possible cash in. I don’t expect a cash in that night though, though you never know. There is always a possibility of Orton beating the mitb winner clean before he cashes in later that night, making him a top contender.
Title vs title match
WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins vs United States Champion John Cena
Prediction: Seth Rollins as double champion
If I’m not mistaken, there has been title matches between the WWE champion and the NWA US champion during the territory days. Now, with that trivia out of the way, this should be another classic. Cena will match (then break) Flair’s record, eventually, but Summerslam won’t be the night. If the WWE wants Rollins to achieve the greatness that he deserves, they should let him beat Cena ton win both belts. Then don’t have a cash in that night, wait for a month or several months for that. Seth needs the credibility and there is no better way to have that by beating John Cena in the middle of the ring for both titles.
Undertaker vs Brock Lesnar
I am hoping that Sting or/and old school mask Kane interferes in this one. Taker needs to win. And I really hope they won’t let Taker tap out.