This is the Fightful.com live coverage for WWE NXT TakeOver Chicago! Tonight we have a great show as in our main event Bobby Roode defends his NXT World Championship against Hideo Itami, Asuka defends her NXT Women's Championship against Nikki Cross and Ruby Riot in a triple threat match, The Authors of Pain defend their NXT Tag Team Championship against #DIY in a ladder match and much more so be sure to come back here at 8PM EST for all of the action live from the sold out Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois!
Roderick Strong vs Eric Young
Strong takes out Wolfe and Dain at ringside, then attacks EY once they're in the ring to start the match. EY hits a neckbreaker for a quick two count, then Strong fights out of a headlock before Strong nearly turns Eric inside out with a lariat. Strong sends Wolfe into the ramp, then Dain hits him with a flying cross body as the referee is busy with Eric. EY hangs Strong in the corner, then hits an elbow drop to the back of the neck for a quick two count. Wolfe hits Strong with a kick while the referee is distracted by the roll up for a near fall, then EY chokes Strong in the ropes before he hits a snapmare into a chin bar. Strong gets free and Eric drops him with a right hand before he dropkicks him when he comes off of the top rope.
Strong comes back with a backbreaker into a jumping knee in the corner and another backbreaker for a near fall. EY rolls out of the ring, but EY is waiting and hits Young Blood on to the floor out of nowhere. Eric rolls Strong back into the ring and gets a near fall before Strong takeout Wolfe and Dain from the apron. Young rakes the eyes of Strong and catches him on the top rope before they topple out of the ring. They get back in and Strong hits The End of Heartache for the pin and the win.
Winner: Roderick Strong via pinfall
Tyler Bate vs Pete Dunne WWE United Kingdom Championship Match
They lock up to start the match, then Pete takes Tyler down and starts manipulating on the wrist of Tyler before Tyler frees himself and sends Pete out of the ring. Pete drops Tyler with a forearm once he goes out after him, then Tyler drops Pete with a boot. Tyler rolls Pete back in, but he rolls back out, then Pete hits an X Plex on to the apron before putting Tyler back in the ring. Pete puts Tyler in a submission and adds joint manipulation before hitting Tyler with a series of forearms to the face and stomps to the side of the head. Tyler comes back with a delayed exploder suplex, then hits a running European uppercut in the corner before Pete runs at him with an enzuigiri.
Tyler hits a dead lift Saito suplex for a near fall, then Pete puts him in a triangle choke, but Tyler picks him up and powerbombs Pete to get out of it with one hand. Tyler puts Pete in an airplane spin before falling onto him for a quick two count, then Pete counters a German suplex before hitting Tyler with a forearm in mid-air, then hits a sit-out powerbomb for a near fall. They exchange strikes, then Tyler drops Pete with a left hand before Pete hits an enzuigiri. They exchange more strikes and kicks before Tyler hits a springboard clothesline for a near fall, then they counter each others finishers before Pete rolls out of the ring. Tyler hits a triangle moonsault, then a corkscrew 450 splash for another near fall before Pete rolls back out of the ring.
Pete gets out of the way when Tyler goes to dive out onto him, then puts him back in the ring and hits The Bitter End for the pin and the win.
Winner: Pete Dunne via pinfall
WWE NXT Women's Championship Triple Threat Match
Nikki attacks Ruby immediately, but Asuka sends Ruby to the floor off of the apron with a hip attack, then does the same to Nikki. Ruby and Asuka lock up before running into each other, trying to knock each other over, then Ruby sends Asuka out of the ring. Ruby goes to dive out of the ring, but Nikki blindsides her, then Nikki hits a neckbreaker before Asuka hits a missile dropkick. Asuka hits Nikki with a series of kicks, then Nikki drops her with a forearm to the gut for a quick two count. Asuka comes back with a kick and a code breaker to Nikki before Asuka powerbombs Ruby, then Ruby misses a leg drop before Asuka puts her in the Asuka Lock before Nikki breaks it up.
Nikki gets Asuka caught in the apron, then beats on her before dragging her back into the ring. Nikki hits a hanging neckbreaker for a near fall that Ruby breaks up, then Ruby and Nikki hit a running cross body. Everyone gets back to their feet, then Ruby clotheslines her over the top rope before Nikki and Ruby get quick two counts before Ruby gets a quick two count off of a Pele kick before Nikki drops her with a knee strike, then Asuka rolls back in the ring and covers both of them for the pin and the win.
Winner: Asuka via pinfall
Bobby Roode vs Hideo Itami NXT World Championship Match
Roode plays to the crowd and mocks Itami before Hideo nearly hits him with the GTS out of nowhere before Roode rolls out of the ring to regroup. They exchange head locks once Roode is back in the ring, then Hideo comes back with a series of chops before hitting a kitchen sink and a series of kicks including a PK before playing to the crowd himself. Hideo hits a few knee drops, then his signature mule kick before Hideo mocks Roode. Hideo hits Roode with a series of right hands before Roode tosses him away when he goes for a tornado DDT, following up with a blockbuster for a quick two count. Roode chokes Itami in the ropes, then chops him across the throat before beating on him in the corner.
Roode hits a neckbreaker for a quick two count, then puts him in a rear chin lock before Hideo powers out of it. Roode beats him down with a series of forearms, then Itami tries to pin him, but only gets a two count before Roode drops him with a clothesline. They exchange kicks, then Itami hits a single leg dropkick before dropping Roode with a clothesline, following up with a series of kicks and a suplex. Hideo hits a diving clothesline for a quick two count, then Roode beats Hideo down with elbows when he goes for the GTS. Hideo sends Roode shoulder first into the ring post before hitting it with a series of kicks.
Hideo sets Roode up on the top rope, then Roode fights him off before Roode misses a blockbuster and Hideo hits a falcon arrow for a near fall. Hideo hits Roode with a series of kicks in the corner before Roode hits a massive spinebuster for a near fall. They tease each others finishers before Hideo gets hung up on the top rope after they brawl with Roode on the apron and Hideo in the ring. Roode drags Itami out of the ring, but Hideo sends him into the steps, then misses a dropkick to the steps when Roode gets out of the way. They get back in the ring and exchange strikes before Itami comes back with a combination, Itami immediately following up with a hesitation dropkick in the corner.
Hideo goes for the GTS, but his knee gives out, then Roode hits the Glorious DDT for a near fall, Hideo kicking out somehow. Hideo hits the GTS, but Roode falls out of the ring, then Hideo rolls him back in for a near fall. Roode gets a near fall off of a roll up, then Itami drops him with a series of palm strikes before Roode counters the GTS with two Glorious DDTs for the pin and the win.
Winner: Bobby Roode via pinfall
The Authors of Pain vs #DIY NXT Tag Team Championship Ladder Match
They brawl as soon as the match starts before #DIY send AOP out of the ring, deciding to get ladders out from under the ring immediately after. AOP attack them when they do, then #DIY take out AOP at ringside. #DIY get the biggest ladder that they can find and bring it into the ring before AOP attacks Ciampa. Gargano dives through the ropes and the ladder before #DIY get back in the ring and set up a ladder, tossing it into Akum, then they beat down Rezar in the corner before he takes out both of them with overwhelming strength. #DIY hit AOP with ladders when they try to climb up to grab the belts, then AOP take out #DIY with another ladder before AOP knocks them over when they climb a ladder after beating AOP down with yet another ladder.
AOP start to climb the ladder, but they stop and beat #DIY down more before sending Ciampa and Gargano out of the ring with a ladder. #DIY counter a Super Collider on the apron, then take AOP out with dual superkicks before #DIY hit a double splash off of the top of the ladder and onto both members of AOP who were lying on separate ladders. Akam and Ciampa climb one ladder while Gargano sets up another ladder beside them, then Rezar climbs that one. Everyone except Gargano is sent off of the ladder, but Paul pulls him off and gets a superkick for his troubles. Akam turns Gargano inside out with a lariat, then Ciampa hits a uranage off of the top of the ladder and sends Rezar through it, the ladder breaking into pieces.
#DIY hit Akam with Meet in the Middle with the ladder around his neck, then grab the belts, but AOP hit them with a Super Collider after pulling them out of air. AOP then climb the ladder and reclaim their belts for the win.
Winner: The Authors of Pain
-After the match Ciampa turns on Gargano as they're about to leave up the ramp as we go off of the air.