TV Party Tonight!: NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool (Part 2 – Predictions and Expectation)

Before the results, a note on some of the faces that showed up in the crowd in NXT’s traditional “look at who we’ve managed to sign!” TakeOver gloat: they included one Kay Lee Ray, who as of the end of the first season of World of Sport was their women’s champion. That’s a bit of a scalp for them, to say the least.

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TV Party Tonight!: NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool (Part 1 – Predictions and Expectation)

I was intending to go to the Pro Wrestling:EVE show tonight, but I’ve got a cold and stuffing myself into the Resistance Gallery will just spread it to most of the crowd, which isn’t cool. Luckily, WWE are serving up a nice little something – the first TakeOver for the NXT UK brand, finally bringing TV audiences back in sync with what live audiences saw at the tapings late last year.

In effect, it’s the end of what you could think of as the “pilot season” of the show, with the weird delay in premiering the show on the Network necessitating a bunch of double-episode releases for the last few weeks. Hopefully, this show will herald a new approach which will avoid such awkwardness.

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TV Party Tonight!: WWE TLC 2018 (Part 1 – Predictions and Expectation)

WWE’s bringing us TLC tonight and the card’s absurdly stuffed, to a point where I am 99% sure that at least one of these matches is either going to be an abrupt squash or have some sort of swervey bullshit happening to cut it short. As such, for each of my match predictions I’m going to at least think about the odds of it being an unexpectedly short match.

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TV Party Tonight!: NXT War Games 2 (Part 1 – Predictions and Expectation)

Being a wrestling fan in the UK means a certain number of late nights if you want to see major US-based shows live. Sometimes I don’t bother, sometimes I start watching planning on going to bed if it doesn’t pick up, and sometimes I just know I’m going to be glued to the television all night.

Any particular NXT Takeover is going to fall into that last category, but holy shit this WarGames card is absurdly exciting. I can see why they’d only book four matches for it – there isn’t a single bout on the card I’d regard as being likely to run short. On this post, I’m going to lay out my expectations and predictions for the evening, then I’ll do a followup post after the event covering my immediate reaction.

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