Wrestlezone Staff Picks: NXT TakeOver New York Predictions

The Wrestlezone staff is back to pick the winners of NXT TakeOver: New York. It’s a fun card filled with what should be some exciting matches!

Check out our NXT TakeOver New York predictions below!

Pete Dunne (c) vs. Walter (WWE UK Title)

  • Bill Pritchard: Pick: Walter
  • Tyler Treese: It’s time for Dunne to finally drop the belt. Pick: Walter
  • John Clark: Pick: Walter
  • Alex Santa Maria: Pick: Pete Dunne
  • Ross Berman: Pick: Walter
  • Harry Kettle: Pick: Walter
  • Colin Tessier: How long can Pete Dunne hold the title? He has to lose it eventually and TakeOver: New York seems like a good time to do it. Walter is a beast and he’ll continue his fast rise to the top. Pick: Walter

War Raiders (c) vs. Aleister Black & Ricochet (NXT Tag Titles)

  • Bill Pritchard: Pick: War Raiders
  • Tyler Treese: I’ll go with the team that isn’t on the main roster constantly. Pick: War Raiders
  • John Clark: Pick: War Raiders
  • Alex Santa Maria: Pick: War Raiders
  • Ross Berman: Pick: War Raiders
  • Harry Kettle: Pick: War Raiders
  • Colin Tessier: Black and Ricochet are transitioning to the main roster but the War Raiders have barely done anything since winning the titles. There’s a small chance Black and Ricochet win and appear on RAW with the titles but the smart money is on the War Raiders winning, possibly due to the inference of another team. Pick: War Raiders

Shayna Baszler (c) vs. Io Shirai vs. Bianca Belair vs. Kairi Sane (NXT Women’s Title)

  • Bill Pritchard: Pick: Bianca Belair
  • Tyler Treese: I just want the belt off Baszler. She hasn’t been interesting in a while. Sadly, I think she retains it because there hasn’t been a good build here. Pick: Shayna Baszler
  • John Clark: Pick: Io Shirai
  • Alex Santa Maria: Pick: Shayna Baszler
  • Ross Berman: Pick: Shayna Baszler
  • Harry Kettle: Pick: Shayna Baszler
  • Colin Tessier: This match would be a good way to take the title off Baszler while protecting her. But whoever the next champion is will be better off beating her in a singles match. (That would be more impressive than winning a multi-person match.) Baszler retains it here. Pick: Shayna Baszler

Velveteen Dream vs. Matt Riddle (NXT North American Title)

  • Bill Pritchard: Pick: Matt Riddle
  • Tyler Treese: I think Riddle comes up short (but moves onto the main event scene) and Dream continues his reign. Pick: Velveteen Dream
  • John Clark: Pick: Velveteen Dream
  • Alex Santa Maria: Pick: Velveteen Dream
  • Ross Berman: Pick: Velveteen Dream
  • Harry Kettle: Pick: Matt Riddle
  • Colin Tessier: Matt Riddle’s hot streak won’t end here. The North American title has been tossed around like a hot potato in recent months. But it’s fairly clear that Dream’s time in NXT is coming to an end. Riddle will take the title and push Dream closer to the main roster. Pick: Matt Riddle

Johnny Gargano vs. Adam Cole (NXT Title Match)

  • Bill Pritchard: Pick: Johnny Gargano
  • Tyler Treese: It’s time for Gargano to go to the main roster and for Cole to get a marquee run. Pick: Adam Cole
  • John Clark: Pick: Adam Cole
  • Alex Santa Maria: Pick: Adam Cole
  • Ross Berman: Pick: Adam Cole
  • Harry Kettle: Pick: Adam Cole
  • Colin Tessier: Gargano needs to win this match. We don’t get the culmination to his incredible rivalry with Ciampa but this is a good consolation prize.  Cole’s (unfortunately) probably going to get called up to the main roster soon, which means Gargano will become the new gold standard in NXT. Pick: Johnny Gargano

Yearly Rankings (by total correct picks, ties settled by least amount of wrong picks):

  1. Tyler Treese (38-19)
  2. John Clark (34-23)
  3. Harry Kettle (33-16)
  4. Bill Pritchard (31-26)
  5. Kevin Kellam (13-2)
  6. Alex Santa Maria (7-1)
  7. Ross Berman (6-2)
  8. Colin Tessier (4-2)
  9. Iain Chambers (3-3)

Yearly Rankings (by pick percentage, ties settled by number of picks):

  1. Alex Santa Maria (88%)
  2. Kevin Kellam (77%)
  3. Ross Berman (75%)
  4. Harry Kettle (67%)
  5. Tyler Treese (66%)
  6. Colin Tessier (66%)
  7. John Clark (60%)
  8. Bill Pritchard (54%)
  9. Iain Chambers (50%)

Results from IMPACT United We Stand

  1. Alex Santa Maria (7-1)
  2. Bill Pritchard (6-2)

    Tyler Treese (6-2)

    John Clark (6-2)

    Ross Berman (6-2)

Events picked: IMPACT United We StandWWE FastlaneWWE Elimination ChamberWWE Royal RumbleNXT TakeOver: PhoenixNXT UK TakeOver: BlackpoolIMPACT: HomecomingWrestle Kingdom 13