Gargano has to win at some stage. Baszler. If they are going to go with the Horsewomen SS match she needs to retain. EC3 - both are great, but Dream stays in NXT a bit longer while EC3 moves on. Riccohet in a great match. Got to stick with the UK again so Mustache Mountain!
Ciampa via LaRae-terference. Ricochet Era Baszler EC3
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I got bit by the wrestling bug and resubscribed to the network today, so I'll watch this show live and get at least a couple hours of enjoyment for my $9.99 before Brock makes me regret it tomorrow.
I think Ciampa retains. When he goes up, it should be to ruin Gargano's triumphant debut, and I don't think the fed is quite ready for them. (I'd love to see one brand announce they've signed Gargano to be on their Survivor Series team only for the other brand to announce they've signed Ciampa for the same purpose.)
While there are arguments to be made for calling up Baszler, I think she can only benefit from remaining in NXT for a while longer. I'd like to see them run a faction with her, Duke and Shafir in NXT before Baszler goes up. Considering Sane won the Mae Young Classic, I think they can afford to have her lose here and then promote a rubber match.
As much as I'd like to see Ricochet take the title, I'm not sure what they'd do with Cole. I think Ricochet wins but doesn't get the belt.
If the Brits hadn't already won and lost the titles, I might be more inclined to go with them here, but I think the Undisputed Era retains until Fish returns and Cole is ready to make a run for the NXT Championship while Roddy handles the North American title.
Velveteen Dream has the most to lose here. He's had some good victories but hasn't quite broken through in kayfabe quite as strongly as he has as a performer. They can't afford to screw up his character by having him lose 2 straight singles matches on the big cards. Dream hasn't won at Takeover since he pinned Ohno in January, he needs the credible win here. EC3, on the other hand, can easily blow off a loss with 3 minutes on the mic, so I'm going with Velveteen Dream to win.
Taken from 411 who took it from 1wrestling. I don't know how much truth is in this, but it seems odd that a Raw writer is even at Smackdown or contributing ideas. I guess with Smackdown's recent creative downturn they were looking for fresh ideas?