WWE NXT TakeOver: In Your House is set to host some of the biggest matches from the Black & Gold brand this year. However, no match on the card compares to the star-power of the NXT Championship contest scheduled for the event.
Karrion Kross will put his title on the line against four of the top men in the industry today. Adam Cole, Pete Dunne, Johnny Gargano and Kyle O’Reilly will all have a chance to win the title from The Herald of Doomsday without even pinning him.
Cole and Gargano are both former NXT Champions and know what it takes to win the big title on the Black & Gold brand. Dunne has won the NXT UK Championship in the past but has failed to win the top title after several attempts.
O’Reilly has never won a singles title in WWE and will be looking to change that on Sunday night. However, Kross won’t give up the title easily as he will look to cement his position as one of the most dominant superstars in WWE today.
Fans can expect absolute chaos during the contest that will likely last for several minutes. Take a look at the five possible outcomes of the NXT Championship match scheduled for TakeOver: In Your House.
#5 Pete Dunne surprises everyone to win his first NXT Championship at TakeOver: In Your House
Pete Dunne has been around in WWE NXT for some time now. The Bruiserweight has already enjoyed his time at the top of the NXT UK brand, and once held the NXT United Kingdom Championship.
Dunne’s stay in NXT has been filled with highs and lows. He won the NXT Tag Team Championships with Matt Riddle but has since been unable to leave a mark as a singles competitor.
The British Superstar has already competed for the NXT Championship several times, and this could be his opportunity to win the title in a multi-man match. At TakeOver: In Your House, Oney Lorcan will likely be present at ringside to support Dunne, and that could help him gain the upper hand against his opponents.
The Bruiserweight could end up delivering The Bitter End to Kyle O’Reilly to win the NXT Championship. KOR is the only man who hasn’t won the title apart from Dunne, and he could take the pin without losing much credibility.
The finish will protect Karrion Kross while allowing Dunne to begin his first reign as the NXT Champion. While The Bruiserweight does not have much momentum coming into this contest, he could end up surprising the WWE Universe with a huge victory.
#4 Johnny Gargano wins the NXT Championship at TakeOver: In Your House
Johnny Gargano has been a cornerstone of WWE NXT for years now. He has held all the men’s titles in NXT and has helped push several other superstars. However, Sunday night will be all about him and his quest to win the NXT Championship.
Gargano recently had a good reign with the NXT North American Championship, and he must be looking to level up to the NXT title again. He already had a short reign with the championship before and will look for another better run with the title.
Austin Theory will also be at ringside to back up his mentor during the contest and possibly provide him with a few assists. That could end up working in Gargano’s favor as the veteran could lock Pete Dunne in the Gargano Escape to make him tap out and pick up the victory.
Johnny Wrestling could be the perfect man to dethrone Karrion Kross without having him involved in the finish of the match.
It looks like Gargano will not be leaving the brand for the main roster, and he could free up The Herald of Doomsday for a possible move to SmackDown or RAW following the event.
#3 Kyle O’Reilly overcomes the heels to become the NXT Champion at TakeOver: In Your House
WWE has booked a big five-man match for the NXT Championship at TakeOver: In Your House. Surprisingly, only one of the five superstars walking into the contest will be a babyface.
Kyle O’Reilly is the only man who will play a babyface character during Sunday night’s big match. While the odds will be against KOR, it does not mean that he won’t try his best to win the title.
O’Reilly has already had two incredible matches against Finn Balor for the NXT title. He followed that up with a great contest against Adam Cole to show that he’s ready to excel as a singles performer.
Keeping that in mind, NXT could look to give O’Reilly a big victory at TakeOver: In Your House to shake up the NXT locker room. The NXT title has gone through the hands of several heels, and it’s time that a babyface took over.
Fans could end up watching Bobby Fish come out to attack Pete Dunne. He could also help his former tag team partner win the title in the process. This will allow Kool Kyle the biggest victory of his career and give him a chance to move ahead on the NXT roster.
#2 Adam Cole outsmarts his opponents to win back the NXT Championship at TakeOver: In Your House
Adam Cole has arguably been the best heel in WWE NXT for some time now. Cole excelled as the leader of the Undisputed ERA and went on to leave his mark as the NXT Champion last year.
The Panama City Playboy has outsmarted his opponents more often than not, and his Undisputed ERA buddies have helped him win several big matches. He will be on his own during this contest but could look to prove his critics wrong once again.
Cole lost his last two big matches in NXT. However, he has a bulletproof reputation and has managed to become one of the biggest names on the brand.
Cole is one of the favorites to win on Sunday. He has already managed to take out Karrion Kross before TakeOver, and he could look to do just that once again at the event.
The Panama City Playboy could also bring some weapons into the match to lay out his opponents. He could then take advantage of the situation and pin Pete Dunne or Kyle O’Reilly to become a two-time NXT Champion.
Kross could well be on his way to the main roster soon. Therefore, giving Cole the title could help NXT keep the value of the championship up and allow newcomers a chance to challenge the experienced superstar for it.
#1 Karrion Kross rips all his opponents apart at NXT TakeOver: In Your House
Four top superstars from WWE NXT will try to take down the biggest monster on the brand. However, Karrion Kross is a superstar who can easily take down the entire NXT roster with ease.
Kross has already shown his impressive strength in the ring against Keith Lee, Dominik Dijakovic and Damian Priest. He defeated Lee to win his first NXT Championship and then defeated Finn Balor for his second reign.
At TakeOver: In Your House, Kross will look to ensure that he can back up his words inside the ring. The Herald of Doomsday laid down the challenge for all four men, and he will be looking to teach each one a lesson at TakeOver.
Keeping that in mind, NXT could look to give Kross another massive push by having him run through all four men and retain his title. He could pin a top superstar such as Adam Cole or Johnny Gargano to retain his title.
Kross has already defeated former Universal Champion Balor twice, and this is the only way he can pick up an even bigger victory in NXT right now. WWE could look to move the wrestler who gets pinned out of NXT and onto the main roster following TakeOver.
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