Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Previewing NXT Takeover: Respect

NXT Takeover: Respect hits the WWE Network tonight and it looks to be an amazing card featuring six big matches in an expanded two and a half hour card.

The show is of course anchored by Sasha Banks and Bayley and for more on that you can check out yesterday's post. The 30 Minute Ironwoman match promises to be amazing and may very well top their already stunning match in Brooklyn.

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The semi-finals and the finals of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic are also in store with Samoa Joe & Finn Balor taking on the team of Dash & Dawn while Rhyno & Baron Corbin take on Chad Gable & Jason Jordan. It would mean a heel-heel match-up but I would personally like to see Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder take on Gable & Jordan in the finals, but I strongly suspect the two thrown together units will win instead and move on to the finals, where Rhyno and Corbin will overcome the super-face team.

Asuka makes her wrestling debut as well as she takes on Dana Brooke. Brooke continues to develop well, but I personally would have rather seen Asuka take out Emma in her first match. Still the former Kana can have a great match with a paper bag, so I suspect this one to work out pretty well.

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The show will almost certainly open with Apollo Crews and Tyler Breeze. Both men have been inspiring in their performances of late, but I think Breeze needs the win over Crews here. It's high time Breeze actually get a main event title feud and beating the undefeated Crews would be a good first step in that direction. The Apollo Nation can certainly weather the loss, because Crews seems poised for bigger matches and stronger feuds after the Dusty Classic wraps up.

Overall, I'm looking forward to the show, especially with appearances by the entire extended Rhodes family: Dustin, Cody and even Eden Stiles. It should be another stellar night when NXT Takeover: Respect hits this evening.

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