NXT has fallen off a bit in quality since last year's near-perfect Dallas show, but the black & yellow brand still has the potential to deliver a high-quality WrestleMania precursor that scratches us die-hard fans where we itch, in a way the main roster show probably won't. So let's get after it....
Tye Dillinger, Roderick Strong, No Way Jose & Ruby Riot vs. SAnitY
Our opener (I'm assuming) is this eight-person mixed tag match, pitting NXT's big heel stable against a collection of babyfaces. This should be a pretty crazy affair and a lot of fun. The babyface team has the good workers, the heel team has the good characters. I expect a lot of outside the ring brawling and a whole lotta cheating. Good way to kick off the show if that's the direction they take.
Justin's pick: SAnity's winning this
Landon's pick: If you want Young and his unit to have any kind of momentum, then they win here. A loss doesn't kill them, but the win over the babyfaces helps immensely.
Aleister Black vs. Andrade Almas
This match could also be the opener but since Black is a new commodity and presumably this is a showcase match for him, it might make sense to go second. Almas is finally finding his niche character-wise but still seems to be fodder for the new guys. This should be a fine little match though. I've heard good things about the former Tommy End so I'm intrigued for his NXT debut.
Justin's pick: Black
Landon's pick: Black wins an obligatory "Takeover Debut match" Match