To counteract the upcoming rundown of the superstars lacking from NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn IV, let’s discuss concerning the fortunate few who shall be booked to not solely carry out, however seemingly steal the present in some trend.
This might be in a scripted or non-kayfabe sense when factoring in every part from pure wins and losses to how a lot emphasis somebody is given, to their momentum carrying over after the occasion, match efficiency high quality and just about every part that would get individuals to speak about these explicit women and men greater than anyone else.
When trying on the card presently scheduled for the pay-per-view, that is my shortlist for the superstars who will stand out at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn IV.
Johnny Gargano/Tommaso Ciampa
To be sincere, I don’t know what WWE goes to do with these two, and I like that.
For a protracted whereas, I had the Triple Menace in thoughts, and when that was confirmed, I caught to my weapons that Tommaso Ciampa would stroll out with the title by pinning Aleister Black, organising a match towards Johnny Gargano in Los Angeles.
Now that that’s not taking place, I’m 50/50 on what I believe WWE will do, as I can see this happening two other ways: a) they minimize to the chase, put the belt on Johnny Gargano, have a Triple Menace at NXT TakeOver: WarGames the place he retains and that’s it, or b) they go together with Tommaso Ciampa retaining and have a singles match between he and Aleister Black at NXT TakeOver: WarGames, the place Johnny Gargano goes off and does one thing else.
As such, I don’t know which considered one of these two I’d go together with for stealing the present. As an alternative, I believe they’re going to be sharing the highlight in having a unbelievable match, and whoever the winner is can have a slight benefit. It’s a little bit of a cop-out reply, however hey, that’s the very best I may give.
There’s just about no means Kairi Sane wins the NXT Ladies’s Championship.
Whereas she’s definitely no slouch, the momentum isn’t in her favor. Shayna Baszler is the pet undertaking, a dominant heel champion, and somebody who has already misplaced to Sane within the Mae Younger Basic finals from final 12 months.
It is a means to placed on one of many larger girls’s matches the roster can name for and to even the percentages between the 2 with Shayna Baszler successful, making it 1-1.
She’ll be retaining the championship and including time to her title reign’s size.
There’s a very good probability Adam Cole retains the North American Championship, however I’m leaning far more favorably towards Ricochet, if not simply because each champion proper now in NXT is a heel.
Ricochet isn’t some undefeated monster or something alongside these traces, however he’s clearly a precedence to a sure extent and somebody who’s being positioned as a noteworthy star to concentrate to.
As such, successful the North American Championship will seal the deal on him being one to look at and a significant participant for the model, solidifying his place on the following few playing cards to come back, as he in all probability wouldn’t be dropping the title till the NXT TakeOver earlier than WrestleMania or, on the earliest, in Phoenix earlier than the Royal Rumble.
The Undisputed Period
Moustache Mountain has completely no shot by any means in regaining the NXT Tag Staff Championship. In the event that they do, I’ll be utterly shocked.
The Undisputed Period dropped the titles briefly simply to provide Trent Seven and Tyler Bate a lift for the NXT UK Tag Staff Championship down the road and to make it seem to be the current event wasn’t an entire bust, as no different titles modified arms.
With NXT TakeOver: WarGames developing, Struggle Raiders are seemingly going to take the titles from The Undisputed Period, extra so than another outcomes taking place, and for that to occur, Roderick Robust and Kyle O’Reilly have to retain right here.
Shared Glory: EC3 and The Velveteen Dream
There’s a superb probability that this match between The Velveteen Dream and EC3 finally ends up stealing the present, primarily based not solely on TVD’s monitor report of getting an important displaying at every NXT TakeOver, but additionally EC3’s potential.
It wouldn’t shock me in any respect in the event that they find yourself being the largest speaking level on the finish of the evening even when they’re the opening match.
Gun to my head, I believe EC3 is the one which shall be taking the win right here, so if I needed to give the sting to at least one over the opposite, it might be him, however as historical past has proven, even when The Velveteen Dream fails to win his match, he nonetheless finally ends up being one of many standouts of the present.