WWE NXT is back in Brooklyn following a successful live event special last year that was one of the best wrestling shows of 2015. Here are all the things you need to know for WWE NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn II including previews for every match on the card, predictions and live stream links.
- Ember Moon vs. Billie Kay
The WWE has hyped the debut of Ember Moon by showing fans a lot of vignettes. The former Athena made her name in Shimmer Women Athletes.
Moon adds depth to the NXT women’s division that was raided during the WWE Draft. Because this is her debut, expect Moon to show what she’s got and defeat Billie Kay.
Prediction: Ember Moon wins via pinfall.
- Austin Aries vs. No Way Jose
No Way Jose showed some fire in the buildup to his match against Austin Aries. Look for the dancing Dominican to come out and take it to The Greatest Man That Ever Lived. Aries’ run in NXT has been underwhelming and if he loses to Jose, his stock will plummet.
However, NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn II will be No Way Jose’s first-ever live event so there is a chance that he goes over. But the best way to book the outcome of this match is to give Aries the win via cheating. It makes Jose look strong despite taking a loss.
Prediction: Austin Aries wins via submission.
- Andrade “Cien” Almas vs. Bobby Roode
Bobby Roode will be making his glorious live event special debut at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn II. Just like with Austin Aries and No Way Jose, the WWE has to book this match right with Roode coming out on top.
They need to make Andrade Almas look strong despite taking the loss against Roode. Expect the former TNA Champion to win and have a similar role in NXT like Samoa Joe.
Prediction: Bobby Roode wins via submission.
- The Revival (C) vs. Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa
The Revival became two-time NXT Tag Team champs by defeating American Alpha and they have dominated the division. However, Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa are ready to hold NXT gold while Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder gets called up.
Dash and Dawson are a great addition to SmackDown’s tag team division while Gargano and Ciampa start a feud with The Authors of Pain, who are future tag team champions. Johnny Wrestling and The Psycho Killer will be rewarded for their hard work with a title win at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn II.
Prediction: Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa become the new tag team champions via pinfall.
- Asuka (C) vs. Bayley for the NXT Women’s Championship
As much as her fans love to see Bayley win back her title at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn II, she is much better off on the main roster. Bayley is more than ready for the bright lights and this match could be her last on NXT.
On the other hand, Asuka retaining the NXT Women’s title builds her up more as she prepares to face the next batch of female superstars in NXT. A feud with Ember Moon? Yes, please.
Prediction: Asuka retains the women’s championship via submission.
- Samoa Joe (C) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura for the NXT Championship
Shinsuke Nakamura is the biggest attraction on NXT at the moment and he only needs the NXT championship. However, it would be a travesty if Samoa Joe gets a short reign following a long road to the title.
This match certainly has the making of a classic and it is very difficult to predict. Nevertheless, I will go with The King of Strong Style to win the NXT title at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn II. As for Joe? Get ready for him main roster, he’s coming to kill you.
Prediction: Shinsuke Nakamura becomes the new NXT champion via pinfall.
NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn II Schedule and Live Stream Link
- Date: August 20, 8 ET/5 PT
- Venue: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York
- Live Stream: WWE Network
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