TakeOver Dallas Preview, Nakamura Name Change? Wrestlemania Main Event?

NXT Takeover Dallas

NXT Invades Dallas Tonight

Tonight is of course the big NXT: TakeOver Dallas event on the WWE Network. Remember that the half hour pre-show begins at 9:30PM ET and the event starts at 10PM. Here is the final card:

– WWE NXT Title Match:
Finn Balor (c) vs Samoa Joe

– NXT Women’s Title Match:
Bayley (c) vs Asuka

– NXT Tag Team Title Match:
Dash and Dawson (c’s) vs American Alpha Jason Jordan and Chad Gable

– Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Sami Zayn

– Austin Aries vs. Baron Corbin

– Apollo Crews vs. Elias Samson

Nakamura Dropping First Name?

There is speculation that Shinsuke Nakamura will be dropping the first name and will just be Nakamura going forward. This is because the official Wrestlemania program does not include Shinsuke.

This could be a similar case to Cesaro and Rusev.

Hell In A Cell Main Eventing Wrestlemania?

Although WWE tend to like putting the World title in the main event of Wrestlemania, it’s currently believed that The Undertaker and Shane McMahon will be closing the show. Here’s the final card:


– Singles match for the WWE United States Championship:
Kalisto (c) vs. Ryback

– 10-Diva tag team match:
The Total Divas (Brie Bella, Paige, Natalya, Alicia Fox and Eva Marie) vs. B.A.D. & Blonde (Lana, Summer Rae, Naomi, Emma and Tamina)

– Tag team match:
The Usos (Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso) vs. The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray Dudley and D-Von Dudley)

Main Show

– 3-on-4 Handicap match:
The New Day (Kofi Kingston, Big E and Xavier Woods) vs. The League of Nations (King Barrett, Sheamus, Alberto Del Rio and Rusev)

– 20-man Battle Royal for the André the Giant Memorial Trophy
Announced participants – Heath Slater, Curtis Axel, Adam Rose, Bo Dallas, Big Show, Kane, Tyler Breeze, Mark Henry, Jack Swagger, Fandango, Damien Sandow, Darren Young, Konnor, Viktor, Goldust and R-Truth.

– Ladder match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship:
Kevin Owens (c) vs. Sami Zayn vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Zack Ryder vs. Sin Cara vs. The Miz vs. Stardust

– Triple Threat match for the WWE Divas Championship:
Charlotte (c) (with Ric Flair) vs. Becky Lynch vs. Sasha Banks

– No Holds Barred Street Fight:
Dean Ambrose vs. Brock Lesnar (with Paul Heyman)

– WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match:
Triple H (c) vs. Roman Reigns

– Hell in a Cell match; if Shane wins, he will get control of Raw and it will be Undertaker’s last WrestleMania:
Shane McMahon vs. The Undertaker

– The Rock to make an appearance.