WWE Survivor Series 2019 Preview | NXT Championship: Adam Cole vs. TBD
Jordan Huie of the Overtimer here and we are closing in on a pretty damn crazy weekend of wrestling. The long talked about NXT main roster invasion has finally happened over the past few weeks, and we’ve been led to a truly unique couple of shows. Rounding out the weekend, WWE Survivor Series 2019 is upon us, and it’s set to be a very unique show to say the very least. It’s a three way war, with Raw vs. SmackDown vs. NXT! Plus, three very interesting world title matches will be taking place as well.
Regardless of what you think of the build, the card itself looks incredible. It should be a surreal experience seeing these bouts come to head. And I’ll be doing a match by match preview for the whole show, so let’s get to it!
NXT Championship: Adam Cole (c) vs. TBD
Adam Cole has been defending his NXT Championship in crazy matches regularly of late, ending up becoming one of the fightingest champs in NXT history. That continues tonight. He follows up the first ever NXT title matches in the history of Raw and SmackDown with the long awaited first ever NXT title defense on a WWE PPV. Only question as of this writing is… who will it be?
That will be decided at TakeOver WarGames the night before.
Cole will defend against the winner of a triple threat match, featuring Pete Dunne, Damian Priest and Killian Dain. I predicted in my preview for that match that we will most likely see Pete Dunne win out and make the challenge, being the biggest name and most worthy recipient of such a spotlight. But you can’t necessarily rule any of them out.
While I did note that Dunne was the only babyface in that match, it should also be acknowledged that Adam Cole has virtually never been booed in his time in NXT, with the Undisputed Era being one of the most universally beloved heel stables of all time. So depending on how it’s produced, there really wouldn’t be much issue for pitting him against Dain or Priest.
Against Dunne, Cole would have a rare size advantage to lean on, though Pete would be faster and more technically savvy. Against Dain, Cole would need to make use of his speed advantage more, and test the big man’s cardio. Damian Priest, something of a hybrid between the two, would make for a unique test for him. He’d basically just need to rely on his wits to get through that one.
In other words, all three of these would make for a very different match, and any of them would be pretty damn good.
But no matter who it’s against, I feel confident in picking Cole to retain.
WWE Survivor Series 2019 will be airing this Saturday on the WWE Network at 7 PM Eastern Time, 6 Central. There will also be a two hour pre-show leading into the event. The show emanates from the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois. I’m Jordan Huie of the Overtimer, and I will be giving you a live play by play of the show as it happens. Stay tuned!