Chicago will have a busy week for wrestling and MMA fans.
On twitter today, Triple H announced NXT will be hosting one of their live network specials in Chicago, Illinois on June 16th. He also said fans could buy a "combo ticket" which will get them into NXT Takeover and WWE Money in the Bank on the following night.
.@WWENXT is going to TAKE OVER Chicago, IL on Saturday, June 16th...the night before #MITB.— Triple H (@TripleH) March 5, 2018
Tickets go on sale 12pm on Saturday, April 14th...BUT:
Combo tickets for #MITB and #NXTTakeOver are available THIS Wednesday at 12pm CT in a special pre-sale on @Ticketmaster. pic.twitter.com/Wq8nEED9mc
The last time NXT held a Takeover event in Chicago, The Authors of Pain defended their championship in a ladder match, Asuka defended her championship in a triple threat match, and Pete Dunne defeated Tyler Bate to become WWE United Kingdom Champion. It was also the place Tommaso Ciampa turned on Johnny Gargano which has led to their current feud.
As Fightful's own Sean Ross Sapp pointed out a month ago, NXT Takeover and WWE Money in the Bank have been scheduled in Chicago the weekend after UFC 225 will be in Chicago.
Chicago is getting UFC, WWE, and NXT PPVs all within 8 days this June— Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) February 4, 2018
Fightful will have live coverage and a recapping podcast for WWE Money in the Bank and NXT Takeover but also will have the same for UFC 225 as part of our cross-over coverage of mixed-martial-arts, boxing, and professional wrestling.