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COMPLETE NXT TAKEOVER DALLAS COVERAGE: THREE TITLES ON THE LINE, HOW DID SHINSUKE NAKAMURA AND AUSTIN ARIES DO IN THEIR NXT IN RING DEBUTS, AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2016-04-02 00:13:00

Welcome to PWInsider.com's live coverage of NXT Takeover Dallas from Dallas, Texas.

We see Samoa Joe and Finn Balor arriving at the arena earlier today.

We also see NXT Champion Finn Balor make his way into the arena.

Your hosts are Renee Young, Lita, and Mauro Ranallo.

Renee mentions that the show is only available on the WWE Network so you should go to the Network to order it (even though you are watching on the Network already).

They talk about the two main events:  Bayley versus Asuka for the NXT Women's Title, and Samoa Joe versus Finn Balor for the NXT Heavyweight Title.

Renee asks if we are going to see new champions tonight.  Mauro and Lita feel that there will be new champions at the end of the night.

We go to Cathy Kelley and she is outside in the hallway with fans waiting to enter and she mentions that she will be talking to Sami Zayn later on the show.

The other title match is American Alpha versus The Revival.  

Renee mentions the tag team division.  Lita says it is good to be in a tag team while you are starting out.  It helps to have someone who has your back.  Renee brings up the different styles.  Mauro mentions that Dawson and Wilder are throw backs and are similar to the Brainbusters or the Minnesota Wrecking Crew.  Renee asks what will it take for the Revival to retain the titles.  Mauro says they will need to do what they have done before.  Lita talks about how American Alpha is the opposite of the Revival. 

Renee asks for predictions.  Lita says if American Alpha keeps doing what they have been doing, they will win.  Mauro goes with the Revival.  

Renee mentions the debut of Austin Aries on NXT and he will be facing Baron Corbin.

We have a video package.

Lita says that Austin Aries has made his name around the world, but this is NXT.  Mauro mentions that Baron has a chip on his shoulder and Renee mentions it has been on his shoulder since day one.  Mauro mentions that Austin Aries has beaten Samoa Joe, Seth Rollins, and Daniel Bryan.

Mauro picks Austin Aries while Lita picks Baron Corbin to win.

We go to commercial.

It is time to talk about the Women's TItle Match with Bayley defending the title against Asuka.  We have a video package.

Renee brings up that Bayley has never faced anyone like Asuka before.  Lita mentions that Bayley has faced a lot of tough challengers and beaten them.  Mauro says the NXT Women's Division has never seen someone like Asuka.  Renee asks what type of match we are going to see and Mauro says it will be hard hitting.  Lita mentions that Asuka was wrestling against guys before coming to NXT.  Mauro says that Asuka will win the title tonight.

Renee mentions the match between Shinsuke Nakamura and and Sami Zayn.

We go to a video package.

Renee asks what to expect from Nakamura.  Mauro says that Daniel Bryan said he was the best performer in the world.  He says that Nakamura is Captain Charisma.  

We go to Cathy Kelley with Sami Zayn.  She asks Sami about focusing on Nakamura tonight.  Sami says he has a big weekend with his match on Sunday at Wrestlemania.  He says this is the biggest weekend of his career.  He has heard a lot of people talking about how he is the heart and soul of NXT.  He says that it is time for him to cement his legacy in NXT against someone like Nakamura.  Nakamura is here to build his own legacy but it will not start tonight and it won't be against him.

Lita says that proving himself tonight and potentially becoming an Intercontinental Champion this weekend could be a good thing for Sami.

We go to commercial.

We are back with a look at the unveiling of the Dusty Rhodes statue at Wrestlemania Axxess with his family.

They talk about how the NXT wrestlers are trying to reach their dreams.

We take a look at the NXT Heavyweight Title Match with a video package.

Renee asks what will Joe have to do to win tonight.  Lita says Joe has become obsessed with becoming the champion.  Mauro says Joe's strikes and Kokina Clutch almost beat Balor, but Balor is able to overcome anything.  This could be the next step in a trilogy between Joe and Balor and if that happens, Joe will win.  Lita says that you know an opponent so well, but their opponent pulls out something different.

Mauro picks Samoa Joe and Lita picks Finn Balor.

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