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NXT TakeOver Predictions: Bayley vs. Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks for the NXT Women’s Title

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Tonight at NXT Takeover: Rival, Charlotte defends the NXT Women’s Title against Bayley, Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks in a Fatal Four-Way match. Which of these four women will walk away with the belt? The Diva Dirt team weighs in:

Adrian: This match came together kind of haphazardly but I don’t care in the slightest, because it’s going to be great. I have no idea how this is going to play out, but if they’re looking for a way to have Charlotte drop the title while looking crazy strong before getting her call-up, this is the perfect time and place for it to happen. The character dynamics are really interesting this time too, as we have intra-heel and intra-face discord complementing the standard good/bad dichotomy – which is perfect for matches like this where alliances mean nothing. I think we’ll see an incredible display by all four women, with Charlotte putting on another dominant performance and dropping the title without taking a fall, Bayley really coming into her own with her new surge of no-nonsense confidence and Becky Lynch showing that she’s capable of more than just metal horns. Ultimately though, I’m going to go with Sasha Banks finally getting her hands on the big one, because frankly she’s the most exciting and watchable woman in WWE right now and deserves it. Bayley to take the fall for added tragedy.

Bobby: This has been built up so well and I just don’t know if I can choose. Everyone feels possible, and that’s both a good and bad thing because it adds suspense, but I also can’t tell where they’re going at all and it worries me. Charlotte could easily overcome the odds to further cement her status as a force, going on to hold the title for a year. Sasha and Bayley could both finally win the big one when it counts and take the title they’ve chased for so long. And Becky Lynch could very possibly just swoop in and score the upset of a lifetime right before our eyes. In the end though, I feel like this could be a Sami Zayn situation where they want to give Sasha Banks a title run before she inevitably gets called up (which is seeming more and more likely with each passing day). Bayley and Becky certainly have a chance to win down the line, and Charlotte has held the title for long enough that I don’t know where she could go from here if she retains again. To me, it’s basically now or never when it comes to Sasha Banks and so I’m predicting The Boss to get the win and finally capture her title. If it happens, I would likely then proceed to cry both out of happiness for Sasha and sadness because my heart will break for Bayley’s dream getting crushed again. I have issues.

Chris: Charlotte has held the belt for almost a year, and it seems likely that a call up to the main roster is probably likely. I think it’s time for Sasha Banks to finally win her first championship tonight at NXT Takeover. I’m looking forward to a great match from all four ladies.

Erin: With WrestleMania just around the corner, I don’t see Charlotte jumping to the main roster ASAP. I think it’s more likely that she’ll do that in the weeks following Mania. But does that mean she has to hold on to the belt? I think it would be strange for her to drop the belt and stick around without it. If she holds on to the title here, she doesn’t necessarily have to wait until the next NXT live special to lose it. She could feasibly wrestle in some high profile WWE Network NXT showcase during WrestleMania weekend, drop the belt there and hop up to the main roster post-Mania. Basically, I think the gap between now and then is too great for her to lose now. Charlotte retains tonight.

Jack: BAYLEY’S GONNA HUG YOU! I had predicted Bayley to be the next NXT Women’s Champion after Paige and was wrong (I’m glad I was in hindsight). I also predicted her to beat Charlotte when they faced off for the belt one-on-one (I’m glad I was in hindsight). Hopefully now, it’ll be third time lucky as I am predicting Bayley to grab the title at NXT: Rival. She has to win it, doesn’t she? Following her win, she can defend it once more against Charlotte whilst Becky and Sasha feud, and then she could face either Sasha or Becky following that. Carmella could then be next in-line, or maybe Emma could turn heel perhaps? My dream scenario would see Sara Del Rey debut and try and dethrone Bayley as she can’t stand the “lovable joke” be the division’s champion. A man can dream… Although a true heel has yet to hold the belt, I don’t see that happening now as Becky is not established enough and Sasha has had too many chances recently. Other than Bayley, there are no credible faces to challenge for the title either, other than Charlotte who I guess will be called up. Or maybe Emma, yet I don’t want that to happen as I am #TeamBayley all the way.

Josue: With the odds looking against the champion, I really think by the end of NXT Takeover night, a new champion will be crowned. With Charlotte not needed to be pinned to lose the title, this at least protects her status should she find her way graduating on to the main roster sooner rather than later. All that being said, I believe that Bayley will come out victorious at the end of, this Fatal Four Way match. It keeps the tradition of having a babyface NXT Women’s Champion and will be the good feel and defining moment for the likes of Bayley’s character.

BREAKDOWN: 1 for Charlotte, 2 for Bayley, 0 for Becky and 3 for Sasha.

Who do you agree with? Who is just dead wrong?

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