If 2020 wasn’t full of enough surprises over these last few months, in swoops WWE with the revival of a fan favourite classic PPV in the shape of NXT TakeOver: In Your House. Whilst the night is bound to be full of classic throwbacks and nods to the past, the future of WWE’s women’s division continues to trail blaze with every coming week and tonight’s PPV is bound to be no different.
As the feud between rivals Mia Yim and Candice LeRae heat up, NXT Women’s Champion, Charlotte Flair looks to cement her place in WWE History once again as she defends her title against former Champ Rhea Ripley and Io Shirai. Will Charlotte continue to dominate the NXT Women’s Division or is it time to usher in a new NXT Women’s Champion? It’s time for our NXT TakeOver: In Your House PPV Predictions!
NXT Women’s Championship: Charlotte Flair Vs Io Shirai Vs Rhea Ripley
Elle: Now anyone who knows me knows that I’m a huge fan of Charlotte Flair but even I can see when it’s time for Charlotte to take a step back and tonight should probably be the start of that. However looking at it from a business stand point, Charlotte is arguably one of WWE’s biggest if not biggest superstars right now (with Becky out of the picture) and she delivers on each and every show she’s on be it RAW, NXT or SmackDown. While I have doubt that Io or Rhea could do just a good a job, I can’t help but feel like WWE will play it safe and let the company woman do her job. I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if Charlotte holds the belt until the real audience returns to the arena or at best SummerSlam weekend. Prediction: Charlotte Flair
Adam(TheInsanityInc): Flair’s reign has already been a tiresome one. Being fed Superstar after Superstar, and being shoved down our throats across all three brands. If the WWE hoped this would build the honour of the already prized women’s title for the black and gold brand, then it’s a move that’s backfired. Luckily, the Triple Threat rules allow for the title to change hands without the Champion being pinned. Both Ripley and Shirai deserve it, and I have a feeling that it might be finally time for Shirai to get the title run that’s been a long, long time coming. Prediction: Io Shirai
Six-Woman Tag Team Match: Mia Yim, Tegan Nox & Shotzi Blackheart Vs Candice LeRae, Dakota Kai & Raquel Gonzalez
Elle: This match could easily go either way when it comes to pleasing the fans and as long as everyone gets their chance to shine I have no doubt that fans will be happy no matter the outcome. That being said Mia and Candice are just at the start of their feud so what better way to prolong it by having the heels pick up a craft win over the NXT babyfaces. Prediction: LeRae, Kai & Gonzalez
Adam: Matches like these have the potential to be the sleeper match that steals the show. There’s so much talent in this match that’s been long underused in NXT for months and years. We can easily see breakout performances here especially coming out of the multiple feuds that are involved in this match. In the end I think that the underhanded tactics of the Wicked Step-Sister and company will find a way to sneak out with the victory. Prediction: LeRae, Kai & Gonzalez