Wrestlezone Staff Picks: NXT TakeOver XXV Predictions

Photo Credit: Bill Pritchard

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

Check out our NXT TakeOver XXV predictions below!

Matt Riddle vs. Roderick Strong

  • Bill Pritchard: Pick: Matt Riddle
  • Tyler Treese: The former UFC fighter will soon be a title challenger. Pick: Matt Riddle
  • John Clark: This is going to be Matt Riddle’s final challenge before moving forward to the NXT Title chase. Pick: Matt Riddle
  • Harry Kettle: Pick: Matt Riddle
  • Alex Santa Maria: Pick: Roderick Strong
  • Kevin Kellam: Riddle! He’s set for too much and something here foreshadows the rest of the night. Pick: Matt Riddle

Velveteen Dream (c) vs. Tyler Breeze (NXT North American Championship)

  • Bill Pritchard: Pick: Velveteen Dream
  • Tyler Treese: This is the most obvious pick on the card. Pick: Velveteen Dream
  • John Clark: Nice to see Breezy back in NXT and I think he really will take advantage of the opportunity and possibly expose some of the company with his excellent performance. Nevertheless, he is not going to win the match. Pick: Velveteen Dream
  • Harry Kettle: Pick: Velveteen Dream
  • Alex Santa Maria: I think this is just the start of something. Pick: Velveteen Dream
  • Kevin Kellam: Dream wins in a hard fought flashy character-heavy contest. Pick: Velveteen Dream

Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch vs. The Street Profits vs. The Undisputed Era vs. The Forgotten Sons (NXT Tag Team Championship)

  • Bill Pritchard: Pick: Undisputed Era
  • Tyler Treese: It’s time for NXT’s uncrowned best tag team to finally get their push. I think tonight will be the unraveling of The Undisputed Era. Pick: Street Profits
  • John Clark: The Street Profits have been in NXT as long as I can remember and I think it is finally going to pay off with a championship win. Pick: Street Profits
  • Harry Kettle: Pick: Undisputed Era
  • Alex Santa Maria: Pick: Undisputed Era
  • Kevin Kellam: This will be the match of the night. Every team will shine, but Undisputed Era hold out to get the titles through unhonorable means. Pick: Undisputed Era

Shayna Baszler (c) vs. Io Shirai (NXT Women’s Championship)

  • Bill Pritchard: Pick: Io Shirai
  • Tyler Treese: I feel like Shirai hasn’t been built like the star she really is in NXT, but this is a chance for them to finally catapult her. Plus, Baszler is just stale at this point as champion. That said, I’ve said this about her for like a year and she keeps winning, so… Pick: Shirai
  • John Clark: Pick: Shayna Baszler
  • Harry Kettle: Pick: Shayna Baszler
  • Alex Santa Maria: Pick: Shayna Baszler
  • Kevin Kellam: Shirai wins in an upset. Pick: Io Shirai

Johnny Gargano (c) vs. Adam Cole (NXT Championship)

  • Bill Pritchard: Pick: Johnny Gargano
  • Tyler Treese: Adam Cole is going to come up sort once again as a leader and it’s the last time we’ll see him in that position. Pick: Johnny Gargano
  • John Clark: If Gargano’s injury is worse than it has been led on to be, Cole may come out on top so there can be a true face vs. heel rivalry with Riddle. It’s looking like Gargano vs. Riddle for Canada. Pick: Johnny Gargano
  • Harry Kettle: Pick: Johnny Gargano
  • Alex Santa Maria: This is the night (and the year) of the Undisputed Era. Pick: Adam Cole
  • Kevin Kellam: Something odd happens, something to claw the title from Gargano in this follow up from Brooklyn. Pick: Adam Cole