- Tye Dillinger vs. Andrade "Cien" Almas
- American Alpha vs. The Revival (NXT Tag Team Championship)
- Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Austin Aries
- Asuka vs. Nia Jax (NXT Women's Championship)
- Samoa Joe vs. Finn Balor (Steel Cage - NXT Championship)
Tye Dillinger vs. Andrade "Cien" Almas
So who will win? As much as Tye Dillinger has been a mainstay on NXT for a long time, I can't see Andrade losing his debut. Dillinger has done the job for a lot of people and he still comes out looking like the perfect 10 he claims to be so I think Andrade will probably take this one but it's excellent to see Dillinger on a PPV card. [next]
American Alpha vs. The Revival (Tag Team Championship)
So who will win? American Alpha. NXT title reigns are usually longer than most and everything suggests The Revival will lose. WWE won't want to take the titles from two people as popular as American Alpha and The Revival lost their most recent match on NXT. I think you'd be hard pressed to find anybody predicting a win for The Revival. [next]
Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Austin Aries
So who will win? Aries has an outside shot for this one but it's hard to see anything but a clean win for Nakamura. He has clearly been protected and is being lined up for big things in WWE so It'd be a head scratcher if he lost his second PPV match to someone as luke-warm right now as Aries. Even if Nakamura does win, a heel turn potentially next week on NXT would benefit Aries greatly. [next]
Asuka vs. Nia Jax (Women's Championship)
For the first time in about a year, Bayley is not competing on a Takeover event. It's an interesting decision but a good one to develop the story. Asuka has been on a complete wrecking spree since she joined NXT last year and is rightfully the top woman in NXT right now. Nia Jax has also been positioned as a monster right now. Personally I think a triple threat here would've been the better decision but I'm more that satisfied that this will be an excellent match.
So who will win? I actually struggled with this one. While most people are understandably backing Asuka I can still see Nia Jax coming out on top. Jax is clearly liked by the brass back stage and accounting all factors, a win for her isn't as unlikely as people think. Firstly, she's already lost one title match on PPV, her credibility will be completely shot if she loses another. Asuka is yet to lose in singles action and it will take something special to beat her, you can bet that WWE see Nia Jax as that monster that can beat her. [next]
Finn Balor vs. Samoa Joe (Steel Cage for the NXT title)
And so It's finally here. The final match between The Demon and The Samoan Submission Machine. NXT deserve a lot of credit for making this rivalry as compelling as they have over the past six months. There were periods where people started to turn off but making this the first ever NXT Steel Cage match was a great move. Finn Balor deserves a lot of credit for the work he's done but the standout in this feud is how good Samoa Joe has been as a heel. Even since turning heel on Balor, Joe has been an absolute wrecking machine. He is exactly how a dominant heel champion should be booked. He completely annihilates opponents but there are visible chinks in his armor for his opponents to exploit and yes, we're talking about you Roman Reigns.
So who will win? This is the same sort of boat as American Alpha vs. The Revival. Samoa Joe surely has to come out as the winner during this one. He only won the title a month ago and taking the belt off him would make little sense. The Cage match is interesting because it helps maintain the strength of the Demon. Balor is undefeated while wearing The Demon paint and having Joe win via escaping the cage allows Finn to maintain that aura of invincibility surrounding his character. Whatever happens, this match will be awesome. Balor and Joe are sure to go all out and we could likely see a spot from the top of the cage, Either way, NXTTakeover: The End is yet another awesome NXT event that people will be fully into.