WWE NXT TakeOver: Vengeance Day Forecast, card, start time, matches, location, date

NXT TakeOver: Vengeance Day takes place Sunday afternoon from the Wrestling Capital Center in Orlando. The event – as with all TakeOver cards – should be filled with plenty of high-octane action and some memorable matches with three title hits and the finals of the classic Dusty Rhodes Tag Team men’s tournaments and women.

In the main event, NXT champion Finn Balor is expected to defend his belt against UK NXT vice-champion Pete Dunne in a game with status potential among the best of the year. The NXT women’s tournament will also be on the line, with the Io Shirai camp facing Toni Storm and Mercedes Martinez.

The action is expected to stream live on Sunday starting at 7pm ET on the WWE Network.

NXT TakeOver: Vengeance Day Card, Prediction

Competition NXT – Finn Balor (c) vs. Pete Dunne: Dunne, with Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch by his side, has been in demand for a title game, including several attacks that forced Balor to enter into an alliance with Era without a doubt. These different connections leave out many external factors that may come into play during the fight of the competition. It feels like just time for Dunne to have time as an NXT champion, especially with Triple H as one of his biggest fans. Sunday night is hard to see as a time of coronation, however. Select: Finn Ballor to retain the title

NXT Women’s Competition – Io Shirai (c) vs. Toni Storm and Mercedes Martinez: Shirai has been a great hero in the ring, but her title rule has not lacked strong stories. Storm and Martinez have both eaten up the tournament, leading them to form a team for the Dusty Classic over their connection to Shirai hunting and the belt. That would go back to when Shirai would enter their game in the first round, costing them a place in the tournament and uplifting the opponents even more. They still share the same goal, but now as opponents in the upcoming triple threat game. Martinez and Storm feel like future champions, though he doesn’t feel that either is ready to be elevated to some degree yet, forcing the camp to hold in a game that should be a real game. Select: Io Shirai to retain the title

North American NXT Competition – Johnny Gargano (c) vs Kushida: After playing around with the idea that Gargano had suffered a broken arm – which left him in a wheelchair because his walking is so powerful he can’t do without turning his arms – and that he would not be able to defend his title, was ruse open and the game is back. Gargano has emerged as a miraculous heel, evoking the idea that he was a “face forever” in NXT. Adding to the track in his corner seems to be a bit of a break from Austin Gargano’s Theory to help hold the belt against Kushida’s fire challenge. Select: Johnny Gargano to retain the title

Dusty Rhodes Men Tag Team Finals – MSK (Wes Lee & Nash Carter) vs. Grizzled Veterans (James Drake & Zack Gibson): MSK was introduced to the NXT audience in a very strong way with the experienced team pounding their way to the finals to face off with former NXT UK tag camps Drake and Gibson. If anything, it feels like the right way to let MSK take the advantage to fully establish them as a new force in the tag department with Drake and Gibson already locked in as a capable team and dangerous. Select: MSK wins

Women’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Finals Dakota Kai & Raquel González vs Ember Moon & Shotzi Blackheart: WWE has spent a lot of time high on Moon and Blackheart with the latter in particular appearing in the last six months as someone the promotion trusts to be the main face for events. The duo Moon and Blackheart are having some sex with WWE female champions Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler also feel like a fitting reward after they finished sailing in the arena in the Dusty Classic. Select: Moon & Blackheart wins