SummerSlam 2015 is set for Sunday at Barclays Center, but it isn’t the only WWE show in Brooklyn this weekend. NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn is set for Saturday night in front of a sold-out crowd of over 13,000 fans.
It’s the biggest show NXT has ever done, and the card reflects the magnitude of the show. The special event will air live on the WWE Network and includes three NXT title matches. Apollo Crews will have his debut match in NXT.
In all, 10 matches are scheduled for Saturday night at Barclays Center, but only six of them will be a part of the WWE Network event. Below is a look at the complete match card for the NXT show in Brooklyn, as well as predictions and betting odds for the TakeOver matches.
Finn Balor vs. Kevin Owens (NXT Championship Ladder Match)
It wouldn’t make much sense for Owens to win back the NXT Championship. He’s been on the main roster for three months, and it appears his time in NXT is coming to an end. Owens doesn’t have to get pinned to lose, and if he beats Cesaro at SummerSlam, both he and Balor will leave the weekend in Brooklyn looking strong.
Betting Odds: Finn Balor 2/5, Kevin Owens 7/4
Prediction: Finn Balor
Sasha Banks vs. Bayley (NXT Women’s Championship Match)
With Sasha Banks, Charlotte and Bayley having recently been called up to the main roster, it’s not hard to see why Bayley is the favorite. She’s beaten the other two call-ups in order to earn a shot at the title, and the logical conclusion would be for her to defeat Sasha and win the championship. Owens was on the main roster for weeks with the NXT title, so it’s possible that Bayley could fall short. But the most likely conclusion has her ending the night with the belt.
Betting Odds Sasha Banks 7/4, Bayley 2/5
Blake & Murphy vs. The Vaudevillains (NXT Tag Team Championship Match)
If both heels lose in the co-main events with titles on the line, it’s unlikely that the same will happen in the tag team championship match. Alexa Bliss has helped make Blake & Murphy viable heel champs, and she should help them retain. When Blake & Murphy do eventually lose the titles, it could be to Enzo and Cass.
Betting Odds: Blake and Murphy 8/11, The Vaudevillains EVEN
Prediction: Blake and Murphy
Jushin “Thunder” Liger vs. Tyler Breeze
With Owens likely headed to the main roster for good, there’s an open spot for the company’s top heel. Breeze could fill that role, at least in the short term with a match for the NXT Championship, and a win over the legendary Liger will help give him even more legitimacy.
Betting Odds: Tyler Breeze 8/13, Jushin Liger 6/5
Prediction: Tyler Breeze
Samoa Joe vs. Baron Corbin
Joe is the much more established star, and WWE is looking to make Corbin a big heel in NXT. The crowd at Full Sail has not been a fan of Corbin, and Joe will be a fan favorite in Brooklyn. Giving Corbin the win will make him an even bigger heel in NXT.
Betting Odds: Samoa Joe 13/8, Baron Corbin 4/9
Prediction: Baron Corbin
Apollo Crews vs. Tye Dillinger
Triple H is reportedly very high on Crews, and there's little to no chance that he'll lose his debut match.
Prediction: Apollo Crews
Not on NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn
Apollo Crews vs. Tye Dillinger
Eva Marie vs. Carmella
Bull Dempsey vs. Elias Samson
Charlotte vs. Becky Lynch vs. Emma vs. Dana Brooke
Enzo Amore, Big Cass, Zack Ryder and Mojo Rawley vs. Jason Jordan, Chad Gable, Dash Wilder, and Scott Dawson