Early Card Predictions for NXT TakeOver: WarGames 2019 PPV Match Lineup


Instead, I could see there being a setup for September/October where Yim and Ripley are brought together for a No. 1 contender’s match that ends in a double disqualification or something. That way, it can be announced that Baszler will face both of them in a Triple Threat match.

However, the feud between Candice LeRae and Io Shirai could be factored in to make it a Fatal 5-Way, or even Bianca Belair can get back in the swing of things and make it a Six-Pack Challenge or something along those lines.

I’m more leaning toward the idea of Baszler vs. Ripley vs. Yim, though, with Baszler retaining.

Killian Dain vs. Matt Riddle (with a gimmick)

Maybe it’s a Street Fight, since they brawled after their match during these tapings. That would make a lot of sense, and since Riddle was kept off the TakeOver: Toronto card, but they still managed to find time to have the two fight for a little bit, I think it’s definitely happening here on its own and not folded into the WarGames match.

Dain won the television match. Riddle would need to win this to get him back on track and help build him up again to be the next challenger for Cole.

Candice LeRae vs. Io Shirai (with a gimmick)

If they have the time to include another women’s match, it wouldn’t shock me if it were a rematch between these two. They’ve received good praise for their Toronto match and if the feud is going to continue—and it seems like it will be, based on LeRae making the save for someone during a Shirai match—it should lead somewhere.

Maybe it’s a straightforward as a normal match, or maybe it has a gimmick. I’d be wary of adding too many stipulations to this card if Riddle/Dain and WarGames are on it, but it could be something different, like a submission match.

Alt Match: Keith Lee vs. Dominik Dijakovic/Damian Priest

The balancing act of how WarGames is scheduled means we don’t know the number of matches on the card. If it’s all 4 of The Undisputed ERA, we need one more match to go along with the women’s title, Riddle/Dain and Shirai/LeRae.

Again, I don’t think we’ll see Gargano vs. Thorne, or maybe anything involving the Breakout eight (Hey, if they were a stable in 2000, they’d totally call themselves Br8kout and be super lame). Maybe Myles starts a feud with someone or Kushida gets a spotlight, but I think it’s more likely Keith Lee settles a bet with Dominik Dijakovic or Damian Priest.

I’m less certain about this scenario than anything else above, but I also would buy more into Lee/Dijakovic or Lee/Priest than something like Priest wrestling another match with Mansoor.


WarGames Match: The Undisputed ERA vs. Johnny Gargano, Velveteen Dream and Tommaso Ciampa (3) or Breezango (4)
NXT Championship Match: Adam Cole (c) vs. Pete Dunne

NXT Women’s Championship Triple Threat Match: Shayna Baszler (c) vs. Mia Yim vs. Rhea Ripley
NXT Tag Team Championship Match: The Undisputed ERA (c) vs. #DIY or Breezango
NXT North American Championship Match: Velveteen Dream (c) vs. Roderick Strong
Street Fight: Killian Dain vs. Matt Riddle
Candice LeRae vs. Io Shirai
Keith Lee vs. Dominik Dijakovic / Damian Priest

Those are my predictions, but what matches do YOU think will be on the card? Drop your guesses in the comments below!

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