NXT TakeOver: XXV Predictions
#4 Matt Riddle vs. Roderick Strong
This is the most obvious match of the night. Matt Riddle reportedly has a big match in his future (more on that later), but even without that, there's no way he would be losing here.
Roderick Strong has been portrayed, at least in Adam Cole's mind, as the weak link of the Undisputed Era, and if the night goes as I believe it will, that will be a story worth exploration all on its own, as he, unlike his brethren, lacks a certain accessory.
Will he turn on them, they on him, or will something else entirely come about? Or perhaps he will go after a certain other championship, to complete Cole's proclamation?
Either way, Roderick Strong is losing this one. That outcome sets up both his story and that of his opponent going forward. There's really no other way this is going down.
Winner: Matt Riddle.Published 24 May 2019, 19:00 IST