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NXT TakeOver War Games 2018 Drinking Game

NXT TakeOver War Games 2018 predictions by way of a drinking game. Seriously, don’t try this at home.

A very strange edition of Survivor Series is almost upon us, but the night before that breaks out it’s NXT TakeOver War Games 2018 – so here is your NXT TakeOver War Games 2018 Drinking Game!

As usual, this game is presented as a fun way to try to predict the results of an upcoming NXT TakeOver event. We obviously do not advocate actually playing this game due to the extreme nature of the challenge presented here. In other words, don’t try this at home.

Standard Turn Heel drinking game rules apply for the NXT TakeOver War Games 2018 Drinking Game: If you’re playing on “Easy Mode” take a sip of beer or of a mixed drink when the game calls for it. If you’re playing on “Hardcore Mode” take a full shot of hard liquor or down an entire can/bottle of beer each time the game calls for it.

ADDITIONAL DISCLAIMER: Only partake in the consumption of adult beverages if you are of legal age in your locale! (Hi, Facebook!)

It’s a NXT TakeOver, so there are no matches on the Kickoff Show. I’ve gone ahead and made some general rules that apply to both the Kickoff Show and NXT TakeOver event itself.

NXT TakeOver War Games 2018 Drinking Game – General Rules

Take a shot:

If Pat McAfee appears on the Kickoff Show

If anyone on the main roster joins the panel

If we get a “history of War Games” hype video on the Kickoff Show

Each time someone bullies Sam Roberts

Take 2 shots:

If “dark” Candice LeRae joins the panel

If Renee Young replaces anyone on the commentary team

If Lars Sullivan crashes the panel

Each time NXT UK is mentioned

Take 3 shots:

If anyone from Undisputed Era joins the panel

Each time a former NXT title holder is shown in the crowd

If Velveteen Dream has the best entrance on the show

Each time someone from NXT UK (minus Pete Dunne) is shown on camera

Take 4 shots:

If the main show goes longer than 3 hours

If anyone from NXT UK (minus Pete Dunne) gets involved in any matches on this show

Take 5 shots:

If we break tradition and have a match on the Kickoff Show

If anyone from the most recent season of Lucha Underground is seen the crowd at any point during the broadcast

If William Regal has to get involved for any reason

Take 10 shots:

If Triple H, in a sling, has to come out and get involved for any reason

Take 100 shots, brother:

If Hulk Hogan is seen in the crowd during the broadcast

NXT TakeOver War Games 2018 Drinking Game

WWE NXT TakeOver War Games 2018 Drinking Game - Aleister Black, Johnny Gargano

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Aleister Black vs. Johnny Gargano

Take a shot:

If Black just sprints to the ring and doesn’t do his fancy entrance

If Gargano still gets mostly cheers during his entrance

If Gargano comes out dressed as a Marvel villain

Take 2 shots:

If Black still does his dramatic entrance

If Nikki Cross gets involved in this match for any reason

For each Black Mass that Black connects with

If Ciampa comes out for any reason during or after the match

Take 3 shots:

If Candice LeRae turns heel by way of helping Gargano win this match

If Black gets revenge and puts Gargano away with at least one Black Mass

If the crowd seems to be strongly behind Gargano

Take 4 shots:

If Gargano wins by submisssion

If the match ends in a no contest

If either guy ends up bleeding during the match

Take 5 shots:

If Gargano wins by way of Ciampa’s finisher

Prediction: My gut tells me Gargano wins. Black seems to be on the cusp of a main roster call up. Gargano, on the other hand, just got a whole new dimension added to his character so I see him winning – but by way of further going down the heel rabbit hole.

NXT TakeOver War Games 2018 Drinking Game - Shayna Baszler, Kairi Sane

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Shayna Baszler (c) vs. Kairi Sane (2 out of 3 Falls Match for the NXT Women’s Championship)

Take a shot:

If Ronda Rousey is shown in the crowd

If Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir are shown in the crowd

If Kairi hands out gold coins to fans at ringside

If Baszler wins two clean falls and her entourage doesn’t factor into the finish

Take 2 shots:

If Duke and Shafir are in Baszler’s corner

Each time that Duke & Shafir interfere on Baszler’s behalf

If the match goes to a third fall

For each member of the main roster “Four Horsewomen” in the crowd (and take a bonus shot if it’s ‘The Man’)

Take 3 shots:

If Baszler’s entourage is ejected from ringside by the ref

If Kairi wins two falls without using the Insane Elbow

If Io Sharai comes out to help Kairi even out the numbers game

Take 4 shots:

If someone sweeps the match in two straight falls

If Shayna wins at least one fall by pinfall

If Mia Yim comes out to help Kairi even out the numbers game

Take 5 shots:

If Kairi taps out to the Kirafuda Clutch twice in one night

If anyone other than Duke, Shafir, Yim, and/or Shirai gets involved in the match

Take 10 shots:

If Kairi becomes the 2nd two-time NXT Women’s Champion

Prediction: Shayna retains. I’m assuming Baszler’s second title run is going to be how they introduce Duke and Shafir as in-ring wrestlers. We haven’t seen them wrestle on TV yet so I’ll be truly shocked if Kairi wins the title back here. With the way the main roster women’s division is turning out I imagine WWE may be pulling the trigger on Horsewomen v. Horsewomen sooner than previously thought.

NXT TakeOver War Games 2018 Drinking Game - Tommaso Ciampa, Velveteen Dream

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Tommaso Ciampa (c) vs. Velveteen Dream (NXT Championship Match)

Take a shot:

If Velveteen Dream has an airbrushed Ciampa head on his gear somewhere

If Dream asks for anyone to “call him” by way of a message on his pants

If this match actually doesn’t go on last even though Ciampa claims him being champ means the NXT Championship match main events TakeOver again

Take 2 shots:

If Dream’s gear references anyone in the WWE Hall of Fame

If Ciampa kicks out of the Purple Rainmaker

If Ciampa taps Velveteen Dream out

Take 3 shots:

If Ciampa goes over clean with his finisher

Each time Dream hits a DVD on Ciampa

Take 4 shots:

If Gargano gets involved and causes Ciampa to win

If Matt Riddle gets involved in this match for any reason

Take 5 shots:

If Lars Sullivan shows up and ruins this match

If “Dark DIY” reunites to end this segment of the show

Take 10 shots:

If Dream goes over clean to win the NXT Championship

Prediction: I’m assuming Ciampa retains. Unless we go down the road of Gargano somehow costing Ciampa the strap so we can have a “heel vs. heel” blowout match before they both get called up. I’d be fine with that too as Velveteen Dream as NXT Champion would be incredible.

NXT TakeOver War Games 2018 Drinking Game - War Raiders, Pete Dunne, Ricochet, Undisputed Era

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War Raiders, Pete Dunne, & Ricochet vs. Undisputed Era (War Games Match)

Take a shot:

At first blood

Each time Mauro exclaims “Mamma Mia!”

If Nikki Cross gets involved for any reason whatsoever

Each time a shark cage opens

Each time Dunne works someone’s fingers

If this match headlines instead of the NXT Championship match

Take 2 shots:

If at least 3 men are bleeding by match end

Each time Ricochet does something that will get retweeted over 500 times when it’s made into a GIF

If Regal needs to come out to address any controversies

If Dunne and Ricochet get into a shoving match at any point

Take 3 shots:

If anyone from the NXT roster that is not booked in the match gets involved

If a shark cage gets stuck and won’t open

If Undisputed Era win their second War Games match in a row

Take 4 shots:

If at least an entire team is bloodied by match end

If anyone gets stuck in between the rings

Each time a spot involves at least four men

If the War Raiders / Ricochet / Dunne team wins the match

Take 5 shots:

If anyone in Undisputed Era turns face during the match

If someone new debuts during the finish or after the match

Take 10 shots:

If literally everyone in the match gets busted open

If for inexplicable reasons this match goes on first

Prediction: Barring some unexpected face turn, I see Undisputed Era taking their second War Games in a row. If they do, they should make a War Games Winner trophy so Bobby Fish has something else to carry around. I assume War Raiders will get an actual title match at the January TakeOver and I’m doubting Ricochet and Dunne’s ability to put their differences aside here. We shall see.

Well, that’s that. I’ll be recapping the show later on Saturday night and checking in on Twitter while the show happens. Have fun and stay safe out there!

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