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NXT TakeOver War Games Drinking Game

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

It’s faction warfare season in the WWE, so that means it’s time for NXT TakeOver War Games – thus, here is your NXT TakeOver War Games Drinking Game. Remember it’s a “big four” PPV weekend so pace yourselves to make sure you’re in for the long haul.

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 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!)

NXT TakeOver War Games Drinking Game

No special “Kickoff Show” section because no matches ever happen on the NXT TakeOver Kickoff Show. At best you get a wrestler or two joining the panel. So, we’ll just jump right into some NXT TakeOver general rules:

NXT TakeOver War Games Drinking Game – General Rules

Take a shot:

If the Iconic Duo are involved in the Kickoff Show panel

Each time we see a wrestler “arrive” during the Kickoff Show

Each time the word “historic” is said on the Kickoff Show

Each time someone who has worked a War Games match before is shown in the crowd

Each time Mauro makes a reference to the Houston Astros

Take 2 shots:

If anyone currently involved in either of the “traditional” Survivor Series matches is seen sitting in the crowd

If any of the “SmackDown vs. Raw” gang warfare spreads into this show

If any WWE Hall of Famers are shown sitting in the crowd

If Mauro makes a reference to the Houston Oilers or the Houston Gamblers

Take 3 shots:

If Velveteen Dream grants Kayla Braxton an interview at any point during the broadcast

If we see Tommaso Ciampa at any point during the show

If Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn are shown hanging out in the crowd

If a match, other than the War Games match, has a spot involving the second ring

Take 4 shots:

If anyone unexpected and believed to be “unsigned” is shown in the crowd

If any WWE employees are shown wearing a WWE Ugly Holiday Sweatshirt

Take 10 shots:

If Chris Jericho crashes the event and attempts to promote his cruise

And 10 more shots:

If Kenny Omega enters through the crowd and runs Jericho off

NXT TakeOver War Games Drinking Game - Kassius Ohno, Lars Sullivan

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Kassius Ohno vs. Lars Sullivan

Take a shot:

If Kassius Ohno is wearing his Orlando Magic themed gear

Each time Lars Sullivan knocks Ohno off of his feet

If Lars catches a Ohno suicide dive

If any comparisons between Lars and Braun Strowman are made

Take 2 shots:

If anyone goes through a table

If Lars goes over clean with his finisher

If the first Rolling Elbow from Ohno just staggers Lars

Take 3 shots:

If Lorcan & Burch have to help Ohno either during or after the match

If Kassius drops Lars with a single Rolling Elbow

If the match ends by referee stoppage

Take 4 shots:

If Regal has to get involved after the match

If Kassius goes over clean

Take 5 shots:

If the match ends in DQ or count out

Prediction: Lars wins. Ohno strikes me as a “No Way Jose” type of character at NXT. He’s over with the crowd and gets a good reaction at live events – but they have no real plans on doing anything with him. I could be wrong. Not too long ago I pegged Almas with a similar fate and they paired him with Vega and pushed him to the moon. But, I don’t see Lars falling to anyone so soon into his “monster heel” push.

NXT TakeOver War Games Drinking Game - Aleister Black, Velveteen Dream

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Aleister Black vs. Velveteen Dream

Take a shot:

Each time Aleister sits cross-legged

If Velveteen Dream ambushes Black during his entrance

If Velveteen Dream is wearing the “three eye” shades during his entrance

If Black’s entrance involves lit candles

If Aleister Black goes over clean with the Black Mass

Take 2 shots:

If Black does that “backflip springboard off the ropes into a seated position” spot

If Velveteen Dream’s headband comes off

If Velveteen Dream comes out wearing all black

If a band plays Aleister Black to the ring again

Take 3 shots:

If we get to see Dream’s fancy elbow drop – but it doesn’t put Aleister away

If Velveteen Dream kicks out of the Black Mass

If Velveteen Dream’s headband stays on for the full match

Take 5 shots:

If someone aids Velveteen Dream during the match OR in a post-match beat down

Take 10 shots:

If Velveteen Dream wins clean, ending Black’s undefeated streak in the process

Take 666 shots:

If Aleister Black says Velveteen Dream’s name

Prediction: Aleister Black does not say “Velveteen Dream” and wins the match. NXT loves to do shocking and weird stuff – but I can’t see them having Velveteen Dream end Black’s undefeated streak at War Games.

NXT TakeOver War Games Drinking Game - Peyton Royce, Kairi Sane, Ember Moon, Nikki Cross

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Peyton Royce vs. Kairi Sane vs. Ember Moon vs. Nikki Cross (Fatal Four Way Match for the Vacant NXT Women’s Championship)

Take a shot:

If Peyton Royce enters with Billie Kay

If Nikki Cross enters through the crowd

If Nikki catches someone in the ring skirt and punches them

Each time Ember teases an Eclipse

If someone spends most of the match out of the ring

For each woman shown at ringside that is a member of a group called “Horsewomen”

Take 2 shots:

If Billie Kay gets involved in a false finish

If Moon hits an Eclipse and doesn’t get a pin out of it

If someone breaks up Royce’s bridged Fisherman’s Suplex costing her the title

If anyone goes through a table

If Kairi Sane hits her Elbow Drop but isn’t able to make the pin

Take 3 shots:

If we get a “Tower of Doom” spot

If Kairi Sane gets the win after her elbow drop

If Ember Moon gets the win after an Eclipse

If Billie Kay is ejected from ring side

Take 4 shots:

If Nikki Cross gets the win after hitting her Swinging Fisherman Neckbreaker finisher

If anyone cheats to win

If anyone who lost a qualifying match (or the Battle Royal) intervenes in the match

Take 5 shots:

If Royce wins after hitting her Fisherman’s Suplex finisher

If anyone wins by means other than their own finisher

Take 6 shots:

If Shayna Baszler debuts on NXT and starts a program with the new champ

Take 10 shots:

If Baszler debuts by interfering in this match and costing someone the title

Take 25 shots:

If Ronda Rousey debuts, levels all four women, and leaves

#CancelWWENetwork:

If Stephanie McMahon inserts herself into the match and becomes the new NXT Women’s Champion

Prediction: Wow, this is a tough one. I’m going with the dark horse (and my heart) and saying Nikki Cross. I say that because Kairi Sane seems such an obvious choice – I just don’t see NXT doing that right now. Royce is long overdue taking the Iconic Duo to the main roster. Moon is the other outlier here since she’s been in the championship picture for a while too. The beauty of this Fatal Four Way is all would be interesting champions so NXT can’t really go wrong. I know predicting with my heart is fool-hardy (saying this as Emma’s #1 Fan) so I’ll most definitely get this one wrong.

NXT TakeOver War Games Drinking Game - SAnitY, The Undipsuted Era, Roderick Strong, Authors of Pain

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SAnitY vs. The Undisputed Era vs. Roderick Strong & Authors of Pain (War Games Match)

Take a shot:

If anyone’s shark cage has trouble opening

If Killian Dane starts the match for SAnitY

If Bobby Fish starts the match for Undisputed Era

If either member of Authors of Pain start the match for their team

If Undisputed Era is the first team released

If Mauro makes a reference to Matthew Broderick

If this match goes on last

Take 2 shots:

If Eric Young starts the match for SAnitY

If Kyle O’Reilly starts the match for Undisputed Era

If SAnitY is the first team released

If Nikki Cross climbs the cage at any point during the match

If anyone gets bloody – blade or hard way

If Undisputed Era win the match

Take 3 shots:

If the finish comes by way of pinfall

If Roderick Strong starts the match for his team

If Adam Cole starts the match for his team

If there is a ref bump

If SAnitY win the match

Take 4 shots:

If the match somehow spills outside the cage

If either Paul Ellering or Nikki Cross do something to give their team the advantage

If William Regal has to get involved or restart the match for any reason

If tables or chairs get used during the match

Take 5 shots:

If the Raw vs. SmackDown “faction warfare” invades the War Games match

If AoP & Strong win the match

Take 6 shots:

If William Regal replaces Roderick Strong (ala Triple H for Survivor Series)

Take 10 shots:

If anyone debuts during or after the match

Prediction: I’m going with Undisputed Era. I thought AoP were getting called up and Strong seems like a weird add-on to that team. It makes more sense to have Undisputed Era go over here, likely by pinning someone in SAnitY and thus Fish & O’Reilly having a claim at the NXT Tag Team titles post-TakeOver.

NXT TakeOver War Games Drinking Game - Drew McIntyre, Andrade Cien Almas

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Drew McIntyre (c) vs. Andrade Cien Almas (w/ Zelina Vega) (NXT Championship Match)

Take a shot:

If Almas attacks McIntyre during his entrance

If Regal or the referee ejects Zelina Vega from ring side

If the champ enters first

Take 2 shots:

Each time Zelina Vega gets physically involved in the match

If McIntyre retains clean with the Claymore

Each time Almas tranquilos

Take 3 shots:

If Johnny Gargano gets involved in the match

If Almas wins by way of help from Vega

Take 4 shots:

If Almas wins clean with the Hammerlock DDT

If Cole & the Undisputed Era intervene during or after the match

Take 5 shots:

If this match goes on after the War Games match

If the match ends in a count out, DQ, or No Contest

Take 10 shots:

If Heath Slater and Jinder Mahal appear and help McIntyre win

Prediction: McIntyre retains. The combination of Vega and Almas has legs, but I also don’t see McIntyre being a “one TakeOver cycle” champion either. We shall see. With the War Games match getting the big focus here, this feud has been kind of mild by NXT terms. It’s conceivably possible Almas squeaks this one out and we see a title switch back to Drew at the Center Stage tapings. Stranger things have happened.

Well, there you have it. Be safe and feel free to follow along during the show on the Turn Heel Twitter as I’ll be live tweeting the show.

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