The Authors of Pain vs. TM61 (Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Finals Match)
So, I'm not a huge fan of either of these teams and I think that NXT did not plan on seeing these teams in the finals. A lot happened in this years Tag Team Classic, With Hideo Itami getting injured before he even entered the tournament and as Austin Ares getting his eye socket broken (Ouch!) you can bet the NXT creative team has to do some major retooling and the result is two teams that fans don't really pop for in the finals. I think WWE knows this and that is why they decided to have the The Authors of Pain manager, Paul Ellering suspended above the ring in a cage. I'll be watching this match with little optimism.
Prediction: The Authors of Pain
The Revival vs. DIY (NXT Tag Team Championship 2 out of 3 Falls Match)
The last time these two teams fought it turned out to a hard hitting instant classic. The revival has the same problem the NXT woman division, Lack of believable competition. I've always been a fan of 2 out 3 falls matches they seem to bring the best out of their competitors.
Predictions: DIY become the new NXT Tag Team Champions
Bobby Rhode vs. Tye Dillinger
This is my most anticipated match on the card. The build up to this fight is classic WWE storytelling. The babyface gets portrayed by the heel, simple and sweet. but what makes this match compelling is the rise of both Bobby Rhode and Tye Dillinger. Both are at their peak with the crowd and are ready for a title shot at whoever comes out champion at the end of the night.
Prediction: Bobby Rhode
Asuka vs. Micky James (NXT Women's Championship Match)
The NXT woman's division is thin, and with no real threat to face Asuka (We all know what happened to Liz Morgan) it's no surprise that WWE had to reach out to its bag of wrestlers that what to come back and pulled out Mickey James. I'm excited to see if this match will just be a one off for Mickey James or will it build into a comeback for the beloved star. If NXT wants to start breathing life back into its woman division. If that is the direction NXT want to go, Asuka losing seems likely.
Perdition: Micky James becomes the new NXT Woman's Champion
Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Samoa Joe (NXT Championship Match)
The last time Nakamura and Joe where in the ring, Joe nearly lost his jaw to Nakamura's Kinshasa finisher. The lead up to Toronto has been a violent one. Nakamura has been blowing through top level NXT superstars ever since he entered the WWE. From Sami Zayn to Finn Bálor, Nakamura has climbed to the top of the NXT ladder fairly quickly. On the other side of the spectrum, Samoa Joe had to struggle to finally become the NXT champion. Like any other match these two superstar have, this is sure to be another classic.
Perdiction: Shinsuke Nakamura Retains the NXT Championship