Mid Week Roundup

I am loving what WWE is doing with 205 live, they are booking Neville in the right direction. What is going to make it more sweeter is when Aries challenges him for the championship at Wrestlemania, The reason why I’m saying this is because while I was watching 205 live I noticed they brought up during the Neville and perkins match that either Aries and Neville weren’t participants in the Cruiserweight Classic. I am waiting for Neville versus Aries because that is a dream match that I want to happen, the possibility of it happening and it being for the cruiserweight championship will be the added cherry on top. Fastlane is going to be in Aries hometown, that is where I can see they plant the seeds for the feud.


Now with NXT I could see Authors of Pain losing the titles at Takeover Mania 2, because I feel they will be the enforcers for Triple H’s new heel stable along with Samoa Joe and Kevin Owens. The question is going to be who will be the team to dethrone them, the answer is actually simple it going to be D.I.Y because I see a triple threat tag team match between them, The Revival, and Authors of Pain. Because I have a feeling Authors of Pain will go to raw, and The Revival will be the team that goes to smackdown. D.I.Y will have the tag team title reign that will break the Ascensions reign, speaking of lengthy title reigns, Asuka is going to have hers broken at Takeover Mania 2, people are wondering who is going to defeat Asuka for the championship, It will be Ember Moon who will Eclipse Asuka reign.

Let me know what you think WWE might do, because you never know they could be watching to see what people are thinking.


NXT Take Over Predictions

I am doing my blog for predictions, I am going to be doing them the way I used to do prediction blogs.

NXT Champion Shinsuke Nakamura defending against Bobby Roode

Prediction: “Glorious” Bobby Roode

Why: This is the perfect time to start the transition into the Glorious era of NXT, Shinsuke is ready to be on the main roster. Personally I can see Nakamura being a surprise entrant into the Royal Rumble. You can have Roode win the championship at the rumble, then they could have the rematch at the takeover “Mania” edition.

NXT Women’s Champion Asuka defending against Billie Kay, Peyton Royce, and Nikki Cross in a fatal four-way match

Prediction: Asuka

Why: I honestly think they will have Ember Moon be the one to defeat the undefeated empress Asuka at Takeover Mania 2, I wouldn’t be shocked if they took the title off of her, but I could see Payton Royce and Billie Kay pulling off a screw job finish where they have each other take the lost so they can have the women’s Championship. In the end, I still think Asuka nearing 300 day reign as women’s champion will be intact after this match.

NXT Tag Team Champions DIY defending against The Authors of Pain

Prediction: D.I.Y

Why: their is a wildcard to this victory, The Revival do have a contractual rematch clause which is going to be why they are going to screw over Authors of Pain by getting them disqualified setting up for D.I.Y and Revival for takeover Mania 2. I understand that people are going to say Authors of Pain are going to win the championships, I honestly don’t think they are ready for them yet, because you still need a team like D.I.Y to lead the division which is lacking because of the injury that takes TM61 out of the title scene for a while

Roderick Strong vs. Andrade “Cien” Almas

Prediction: Andrade Almas

Why: I know this is a battle of wrestlers that were big outside of WWE, but Andrade needs a big victory to push him towards the NXT title picture, and I honestly think this victory could get him some buzz.  Roderick will be fine with a loss to Almas, if Roderick won the match, I would be worried about the direction they are going for Almas. Personally I think he needs to build him a stable like he had in CMLL and New Japan called Los Ingobernables, that is something that he really needs to happen to be the star that he was outside of WWE.

Eric Young vs. Tye Dillinger

Prediction: Eric Young

Why: Sanity is going to be the biggest factor in this match, because their is no way for Tye to overcome the four on one numbers game, this could be their way of writing out Tye Dillinger time at NXT by being destroyed by sanity.

Wensday Crush Wrestling

NXT was back at Full Sail university where the main event was the fatal four way elimination match to determine who was going to be the #1 contender for the NXT championship at Takeover San Antonio, the four men in the match are “Glorious one” Bobby Roode, Roderick Strong, Andrade Cien Almas, and Ty Dillinger. The show started off with Billie Kay with Payton Royce vs daria berenato, I honestly thought that this was a match to showcase Daria as a legit badass in the ring,  this match turned out to be a set up for Billie Kay to win even though Daria did look like she was legit going to break Billie in half with her strikes and punches and kicks. So after the match Peyton and Billie told the NXT women’s division that Daria was going to be the outcome of anyone who steps towards Billie and Payton because they run the division. Now who does this remind me of oh that is right Emma and Dana Brooke right before they both got called up to the main roster.

Authors of Pain came out and laid out an enhancement tag team then Paul Ellering got on the mic and said they are on the road to San Antonio they don’t care if Revival or D.I.Y has the tag team titles they are coming to take over and win the NXT tag team championships. Backstage shows Asuka being interviewed about Billie kay and Payton Royce’s comments, Asuka said they were no competition while Nikki Cross was looking on as the cameras pan towards her, Could Nikki Cross be Asuka next challenger for the women’s championship? I sure hope so because i think a program between the two would be epic for the women’s division. Recap of how the four wrestlers made it to the fatal four way match for the chance at facing Shinsuke Nakamura at Take over San Antonio.

Bobby Roode won the fatal four way elimination match to become the number one contender for the NXT Championship. Now that is a match i can’t wait to see because the entrances between those two will be GLORIOUS. The order of the eliminations went Andrade “Cien” Almas was the first one eliminated by Roderick Strong. Strong was eliminated by Ty Dillinger when he was hit with the Ty Breaker. Dillinger was eliminated by Bobby Roode. The final two was epic, I actually thought Dillinger could have won the number one contendership.

Now let’s take you on the ride into the temple with Lucha Underground where you have a Lucha Underground Championship match between Sexy Star and Johnny Mundo. Inside of a cage.

First match was the final round of the battle of the bulls tournament between PJ Black, Willie Mack, Cage, and Jeremiah Craine. Cage reversed a Doomsday Device from PJ Back and Willie Mack into a powerslam off mack shoulders. This match is action packed and intense, cage was the first one eliminated thanks to Texano interference and the rest of the guys hitting their finishers on cage with PJ Black getting the pinfall. Jeremiah Crane was the second one eliminated when he took a stunner from the mack from the top rope. Willie Mack won the Battle of The Bulls Tournament by defeating PJ Black.

Cameras cut to Aerostar and Fenix searching for Drago, then gets into a battle with Cobra Moon and her squad as they destroy Fenix and Aerostar as she said the next time it will be done by her Drago. The camera switches to Mack and Sexy Star talking before her match against Johnny Mundo, then it cuts to Jeremiah Crane asking for a match against Mil Muertes for next week then he found his board he put in the ceiling of the office when he was a kid, then runs into Katrina where he tells her next week he will defeat Mil so he can have Katrina to himself.

Main Event time as Johnny Mundo takes on sexy Star inside of the Cage, this match was awesome, these two working against each other, they make each other better inside of the ring, they have went back and forth, this match was a match that people that don’t watch lucha underground needs to watch, Mundo retains the title by pulling off Sexy Star mask and climbing the cage to get the victory. After the match willie Mack attacks Mundo because he is the number one contender for the championship.

The show ends with Drago in chains as Cobra Moon asking if Drago ready to call her Queen, he says never and that he would starve, she said in time a dragon needs to eat.

You can catch me talking wrestling on the K-Trey Shows on Monday nights 7-9 on ChicagoLandSportsradio.com not this Monday due to the Christmas holiday, and you can also listen to me on the Bob Blob Show from 4-5 on ChicagoLandSportsRadio.com.