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6 HUGE NXT TakeOver: New York Predictions You Need To Know

Can Johnny Gargano overcome an Adam Cole-shaped roadblock in NYC?

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NXT is in an interesting place heading into TakeOver: New York on 5 April.

This is, without a word of hyperbole, the best looking card WWE's developmental brand has ever put together. It could be an all-time great bell-to-bell WWE show, much like New Orleans was this time last year. WALTER vs. Pete Dunne is a potential Match Of The Year contender and it might be the opener, for crying out loud, while Velveteen Dream vs. Matt Riddle will signpost the black-and-gold brand's future, and although losing Johnny Gargano vs. Tommaso Ciampa stunk, Adam Cole is an outstanding replacement.

In short: TakeOver is stacked, and the brand's track record leaves us with no doubt that this will be another awesome night of wrestling

But the brand isn't without its problems at the moment. Extreme roster bloat has left top performers like Keith Lee marginalised, and while each of NXT's top stars is talented, the main event scene is staler than month-old bread. Here's hoping New York's outcomes (and the inevitable post-WrestleMania main roster call-ups) help address these problems.

For now, let's run down a card that is as exciting as it is tough to call...

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