WWE/NXT Live Event Reports, May 18-22: Takeover Warmups, Mahal's First Match As Champion, More

It was a light week on the road for WWE.

Following the conclusion of a marathon tour of Europe by both the Raw and Smackdown rosters, Raw had the weekend off while Smackdown's itinerary was limited to a single house show the night after Backlash, which also featured the first match for Jinder Mahal since becoming WWE Champion

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Meanwhile, NXT had a pair of shows in the lead-up to Takeover: Chicago. The Highland Heights, KY, event was marked by an injury to Tomasso Ciampa, which we reported on mere moments after it happened. Ciampa ended up being able to perform at Takeover.

Here are all this week's results.


May 22, Ypsilanti, MI

Shinsuke Nakamura def. Dolph Ziggler.
Breezango def. The Ascension.
Tye Dillinger def. Aiden English.
Mojo Rawley def. Aiden English.
Luke Harper def. Erick Rowan.
AJ Styles def. champion Kevin Owens by DQ in a U.S. Title Match.
Naomi, Charlotte & Becky Lynch def. Natalya, Carmella & Tamina.
The Usos def. American Alpha to retain the Smackdown Tag Titles.
Randy Orton & Sami Zayn def. Jinder Mahal & Baron Corbin.



May 17, Highland Heights, KY

No Way Jose def. Wesley Blake by DQ.
Sonya Deville def. Lacey Evans.
Drew McIntyre def. Patrick Clark.
Aleister Black def. Oney Lorcan.
Asuka def. Nikki Cross and Ruby Riot in a Triple Threat to retain the NXT Women's Title.
DIY NC SAnitY Alexander Wolfe & Eric Young).
Killian Dain def. Kassius Ohno.
Hideo Itami & Roderick Strong def. Andrade Almas & Bobby Roode.

May 18, Evansville, IN

No Way Jose def. Patrick Clark.
Killian Dain def. Oney Lorcan.
Ruby Riot def. Lacey Evans.
Drew McIntyre def. Wesley Blake.
Kassius Ohno def. Alexander Wolfe.
Asuka def. Sonya Deville to retain the NXT Women's Title.
Aleister Black & Roderick Strong def. Andrade Almas & Bobby Roode.


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