NXT TAKEOVER: 30 airs live on the WWE Network on Saturday, August 22 at 7 PM ET/ 4 PM PT.
NXT TakeOver: 30 Matches
Bronson Reed vs. Damian Priest vs. Cameron Grimes vs. Johnny Gargano vs. Velveteen Dream. Ladder match for the vacant NXT North American Championship
OUR PREDICTION: Damian Priest
WINNER: Damian Priest
RECAP: The match started with Bronson Reed and Damian Priest, the two largest men in the match clearing out the ring. As the match continued, the pace picked up and Damian Priest did a huge jump off the ladder on top of all the competitors. This was the best move of the match. Candice LeRae also helped Johnny Gargano throughout the match taking a few bumps herself. In the end, Damian Priest won the match after knocking Gargano off the top of the ladder. A fun, fast paced match.
Io Shirai (c) vs. Dakota Kai (with Raquel González). Singles match for the NXT Women’s Championship
OUR PREDICTION: Io Shirai
WINNER: Io Shirai
RECAP: This was a fast match with lots of impressive moves. Raquel González interfered a lot almost helping Dakota Kai win. Dakota Kai also knocked out the referee in this match. Io Shirai and Dakota Kai put on a good show and Rhea Ripley helped Io Shirai win in the end.
Adam Cole vs. Pat McAfee
OUR PREDICTION: Adam Cole
WINNER: Adam Cole
RECAP: The match was really good especially since it was Pat McAfee’s first match. Adam Cole delivered as usual. The biggest spot was Pat McAfee hitting a Swanton Bomb from the top turnbuckle to the outside. The match was fas paced and well-executed and Adam Cole still looks good going out of the match. Adam Cole won after a Panama Sunrise. This match was better than expected and we’d love to see a rematch.
Keith Lee (c) vs. Karrion Kross (with Scarlett). Singles match for the NXT Championship
OUR PREDICTION: Keith Lee
WINNER: Karrion Kross
RECAP: This match was not as good as expected and the ending was not well-executed. The match went outside the ring and after a solid 15 to 20 minutes, Karrion Kross surprisingly won. The problem with this is that Keith Lee looks weak now. Nothing too special and the worst match of the night.
Finn Bálor vs. Timothy Thatcher
OUR PREDICTION: Finn Bálor
WINNER: Finn Bálor
RECAP: The match started with many different holds from both wrestlers. During the match Bálor had his leg targeted by Thatcher making it harder for Bálor. Lots of hard hitting moves from Thatcher and Bálor. Bálor won the match with a 19/16.