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WrestleZone Staff Predictions: NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool

The WrestleZone staff did pretty middling with our NXT TakeOver predictions, and now we’re back to pick the winners of NXT UK TakeOver Blackpool. It’s a fun card filled with what should be some exciting matches!

Check out our NXT UK TakeOver Blackpool predictions below!

Dave Mastiff vs. Eddie Dennis (No DQ)

  • Bill Pritchard: Pick: Dave Mastiff
  • Tyler Treese: Honestly, this is a toss-up. I’m just going to go with the odds and pick the opposite of Bill. Pick: Eddie Dennis
  • Harry Kettle: Pick: Eddie Dennis
  • Robert DeFelice: I’m going with Dave Mastiff  in spite of the fact that I’m fully aware that they have been pushing Dennis. I’m choosing Dave because much like with Devlin I think he has a lot of potential.  I don’t get a chance to watch a lot of this brand so maybe I will see something from Dennis that makes me think he is the second coming, but we will see on Saturday. Pick: Dave Mastiff
  • John Clark: Pick: Dave Mastiff
  • Michael McClead: Pick: Dave Mastiff
  • Ross W Berman IV: Pick: Dave Mastiff

Travis Banks vs. Jordan Devlin

  • Bill Pritchard: Pick: Jordan Devlin
  • Tyler Treese: Devlin is primed to be a star, and I see him challenging for the title soon. Pick: Jordan Devlin
  • Harry Kettle: Pick: Jordan Devlin
  • Robert DeFelice: I’m going with Jordan Devlin because I don’t know enough about either of these men, but I do know that from what I’ve seen of Jordan Devlin he has all the tools to be a huge star. Pick: Jordan Devlin
  • John Clark: Pick: Travis Banks
  • Michael McClead: Pick: Jordan Devlin
  • Ross W Berman IV: Pick: Jordan Devlin

Moustache Mountain (Trent Seven and Tyler Bate) vs. Grizzled Young Veterans (James Drake and Zack Gibson) (for inaugural NXT UK Tag Titles)

  • Bill Pritchard: Pick: Moustache Mountain
  • Tyler Treese: The money is in the babyfaces chasing the title, right? Give them strong heels to overcome in the future. Pick: Grizzled Young Veterans
  • Harry Kettle: Pick: Moustache Mountain
  • Robert DeFelice: I’m going with James Drake and Zach Gibson. Moustache Mountain are already well-established, and unless they’re looking to make the championship instead of the competitors, I think the smart thing to do is put it on the heel tag team. This match may steal the show. Pick: Grizzled Young Veterans
  • John Clark: Pick: Moustache Mountain
  • Michael McClead: Pick: Moustache Mountain
  • Ross W Berman IV: Pick: Moustache Mountain

Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Toni Storm (For NXT UK Women’s Championship

  • Bill Pritchard: Pick: Rhea Ripley
  • Tyler Treese: It’d be a real shame if they take the belt off Ripley so soon. Pick: Rhea Ripley
  • Harry Kettle: Pick: Toni Storm
  • Robert DeFelice: I think this will be Toni Storm’s night.  She’s been through a lot recently and it will be interesting to see how the crowd and the commentary team acknowledge what happened, if they do at all. Pick: Toni Storm
  • John Clark: Pick: Toni Storm
  • Michael McClead: Pick: Rhea Ripley
  • Ross W Berman IV: Pick: Rhea Ripley

Pete Dunne (c) vs. Joe Coffey (For WWE UK Championship)

  • Bill Pritchard: Pick: Pete Dunne
  • Tyler Treese: Coffey is great, but he isn’t the one to beat Dunne. Pick: Pete Dunne
  • Harry Kettle: Pick: Pete Dunne
  • Robert DeFelice:  This will sound mean but I just do not see James Coffey as the guy who defeats the guy who has  been champion for 600 days. I think the real big challenge for Pete will be determined by whether or not WALTER is in the crowd. Pick: Pete Dunne
  • John Clark: Pick: Pete Dunne
  • Michael McClead: Pick: Pete Dunne
  • Ross W Berman IV: Pick: Pete Dunne

Yearly Rankings (by total correct picks, ties settled by least amount of wrong picks):

  1. Chris McManus (12-6)
  2. Tyler Treese (10-8)
  3. Harry Kettle (9-9)
  4. Robert DeFelice (8-2)
  5. John Clark (8-10)
  6. Jasmine Olan (5-5)
  7. Michael McClead & Bill Pritchard (4-14)

Yearly Rankings (by pick percentage, ties settled by number of picks):

  1. Robert DeFelice (80%)
  2. Chris McManus (66%)
  3. Tyler Treese (55%)
  4. Harry Kettle (50%)
  5. Jasmine Olan (50%)
  6. John Clark (44%)
  7. Michael McClead & Bill Pritchard (22%)

Results from IMPACT Homecoming:

  1. Christopher McManus (5-3)
  2. Tyler Treese, Harry Kettle, John Clark (4-4)
  3. Bill Pritchard (2-6)
  4. Michael McClead (1-7)

Events picked: IMPACT: HomecomingWrestle Kingdom 13.