NXT Takeover: Chicago was live in the Windy City of Chicago, Illinois, at the Allstate Arena. Home of some of the greatest sports franchises in history. Also home of some of the best damn pizza ever created, sorry New York, I'd take a Chicago deep dish pizza at Giordano's in downtown Chicago any day of the week.
WWE brings us day one of their two day pay per view event, with Smackdown Live taking place Sunday night. All the major NXT titles were on the line tonight and a lot more.
** NXT Takeover: Chicago Card **
- NXT World Champion Bobby Roode defended his title against Hideo Itami.
- NXT World Tag Team Champions The Authors of Pain defended their titles against #DIY in a Ladder Match.
- NXT Women's Champion Asuka defended her title against Nikki Cross and Ruby Riot in a Triple Threat Match.
- WWE United Kingdom Champion Tyler Bate defended his title against Pete Dunne.
- Roderick Strong battled SAnitY leader Eric Young.
** Tommaso Ciampa Update **
Tommaso Ciampa suffered an ankle injury during an NXT house show on Thursday night. Many have been speculating on whether or not Ciampa would be able to compete with Johnny Gargano against The Authors of Pain in their Ladder Match tonight. Early Saturday afternoon, Ciampa was shown getting his ankle heavily taped up so it appears Ciampa will be good to go for NXT Takeover: Chicago.
** NXT Takeover: Chicago **
Winner: Roderick Strong, by pinfall.
Winner: Pete Dunne, by pinfall, to win the WWE United Kingdom Championship.
Winner: Asuka, by pinfall, to retain the NXT Women's Championship.
- We get a highlight video of "The Velveteen Dream" Patrick Clark making his NXT debut this Wednesday night.
Winner: Bobby Roode, by pinfall, to retain the NXT World Championship.
Winners: Authors of Pain, by title retrieval, to retain the NXT World Tag Team Championship.