WWE NXT TAKEOVER BACK 2 BROOKLYN PREDICTIONS: Billie Kay vs Ember Moon and Bayley vs Asuka for the NXT Women’s Championship (August, 20th 2016)

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If You Live in the UK Like Me (or in any other country that has hit the Midnight Mark) then its officially Saturday which means its the Day of NXT Takeover Back 2 Brooklyn! NXT Returns to the Barclays Center for a Second Year following their highly rated and immense as well as memorable showcase from last year, one that will go down as the night the Women Took Over when Bayley captured her 1st NXT Women’s Championship by defeating a Charismatic Sasha Banks. Fast Forward a year, and Bayley, outdone by the Japanese Sensation Asuka Back in Dallas, looks to climb back to the top of the Division she once ruled, challenging the undefeated once newcomer now Superior Leader of the Division for the NXT Womens Championship. But this isn’t the only women’s showcase for the night, as the Mysterious and Cryptic Ember Moon faces a recently returned Billie Kay. With all that being said, its time for me to weigh in on who exactly walks out hands raised, leaving the Barclays Center with the Big “W”.

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Beginning with the most recent match announcement, that being Billie Kays PPV Debut against a challenger yet to be known on NXT Television and yet to appear in an NXT Ring on Live Television, Ember Moon. Returning with a new found confidence after being given an opportunity to work with the Smackdown Roster for a show, Kay has since brought an also new found dominance to capitalize over opponents such as Liv Morgan and Santana Garrett, but no victory would be greater than one on the main stage, and thats one she looks to get as this Past Wednesday Billie convinced William Regal to insert her onto the NXT Takeover Brooklyn Card, but in turn she would be facing Ember Moon. The Athlete formerly known as Athena, a woman who also has history with Asuka back in pre WWE days, may look to duplicate the current NXT Women’s Champions Impact with a dominant and satisfying victory to only begin to propel her to the Superior Leader of the Divisions Height. While I Do Believe this will be a lengthy match to showcase the talent of both ladies so both are remembered equally for their showcase on the night, its evident Ember Moon is set to make the bigger impact for now just through the hype alone. Ember Moon will definitely win this match.

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And Secondly we have the match that focuses on the Divisions Title as Former NXT Women’s Champion Bayley challenges the current title holder Asuka in an NXT Takeover Dallas Rematch, only with roles reversed. An Injury inflicted by a rejuvenated Nia Jax ruled Bayley out of one opportunity to challenge the fierce rival Asuka, with Jax taking the contendership through such brutal tactics and an equally brutal ongoing showcase that put her under the champions watchful eye. However, even the most intimidating member of the roster at the time couldn’t put Asuka away and now Asukas reign and undefeated streak continues. However Bayley, who ran through Jax and even Alexa Bliss and Carmella upon her return to prove her worth as the strongest challenger for Asuka possible, has since spoken on not being overwhelmed or intimidated or controlled by the “Asuka Mystique” and seems more ready for her upcoming in ring battle. In turn, the Popular Babyface not only looks to make history as the first ever 2x Women’s Champion in NXT, but end the undefeated streak of Asuka that began on the night of her memorable debut against Dana Brooke at NXT Takeover Respect, one that ascended Asuka soon to the level of main event status, something Bayley already had, having main evented that particular Pay Per View. While its understandable why fans are divided on the outcome, I Think Asuka will retain tomorrow. While Bayley is a mass merch seller and extremely popular, even evidently to a main roster audience if Battleground didn’t say enough, she has already made her history at Brooklyn before through her big win over Sasha Banks, a memory that will never go on to be erased but rather live on in the memory books, and its time for Bayley to put over the next generation and establish a competitor that can come close to or even end Asuka’s reign as Becky and Charlotte did for Bayley on her way to challenging Sasha. I Believe Asuka will be inserted into a feud with Ember Moon, and Ember will have to go through Bayley to get to her and Bayley will put her over before an eventual swan song, or Bayley will feud with Billie Kay separately. Either Way, as said i expect Asuka to retain the NXT Women’s Championship as there’s much more her reign can deliver.

Tune into NXT Takeover Back 2 Brooklyn Live Tonight on the WWE Network at 1am UK Time to see whether Ember Moon or Billie Kay will assert themselves as the next big star in the womens division and to see whether Asuka or Bayley come out with gold in hand. Other Matches on the show include Bobby Roode vs Andrade Cien Almas, the Revival Defending the NXT Tag Team Championship against Tommasso Ciampa and Johnny Gargano and Samoa Joe defending the NXT Title against Shinsuke Nakamura.

– Catherine

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