The 3rd annual NXT Wargames PPV take place tonight on the WWE Network and we here at MostlyWrestling cannot wait to see what happens tonight, especially given NXT’s involvement in Survivor Series. Could we even see a Raw/Smackdown invasion tonight? As always we’re here to break down the card and give you the odds on who you should back.
Finn Balor Vs Matt Riddle
Balor gloriously returned to NXT a few months ago after declaring that his past would be his present and almost immediately turned heel by taking out and injuring top babyface Johnny Gargano. Due to the injury Matt Riddle has dropped out of the Wargames match to take on Balor in his first Takeover match in years. Since this is Balors first Takeover as a heel we believe Balor should win this match to re-establish him as a top guy in NXT. Balor to win 1/4
No.1 Contender for the NXT Championship Triple Threat Pete Dunne Vs Damien Priest Vs Killian Dain.
This match will determine who will ultimately go on to lose the NXT title match at Survivor Series the following night but this match alone will prove to be a show stealer. Our hearts say Killian Dain will win this match but we believe Vince and HHH have more stock in Pete Dunne whereas Damien Priest is still relatively new compared to the other two men. And if Dunne won they could play on Dunnes history with the Undisputed Era during the match. Pete Dunne to win 4/5
Wargames Team Baszler (Shayna Baszler, Bianca Belair, Io Shirai and Kay Lee Ray) Vs Team Ripley (Rhea Ripley, Candice LeRae, Mia Yim and Tegan Nox)
The first ever Women’s Wargames match happens tonight on NXT Takeover Wargames and we cannot wait. This is a tough match to call given that the team’s aren’t really teams like in previous years. It’s really Shayna Baszler Vs Rhea Ripley with some pals there aswell. This match is the hardest to call but we think giving Shayna Baszlers team the win here will give her momentum going into the triple threat at Survivor Series. Team Baszler to win 5/6
Wargames Team Ciampa (Tommaso Ciampa, Keith Lee, Dominik Dijakovic and TBC) Vs Undisputed Era
And time for what may be the main event of tonight’s PPV. This match has a lot of intrigue given the mystery man in the match. The mystery man could be the deciding factor, we have seen speculation of it being Johnny Gargano, Triple H, Shawn Michaels to even Kevin Owens or Seth Rollins. However we believe that a major swerve could be coming in the form of the other Johnny Wrestling, John Morrison. Whoever the mystery man may be though this match should be a slobberknocker. Undisputed Era have been in every modern Wargames match and we believe that this and their long bond as a team will give them the win tonight. Undisputed Era to win 8/11
And that’s our picks for the card. Tomorrow we will be engaging in some Survivor Series competition of our own as I bring in Mostly Craig and Mostly Conor to give their predictions alongside my own to see who can gain the more accurate predictions. What are your thoughts for Takeover tonight? Who do you think will be the mystery man? As always let us know in the comments, I’ve been Mostly Gary and we’re looking forward to hearing your thoughts!