NXT- 5 Points to Note (May 17, 2017)
Heading into NXT Takeover: Chicago, this was an amazing episode.
This weekend, we will witness the first ever Network Special from NXT’s new era- NXT Takeover: Chicago. Based on how NXT has transformed itself from the lethargy that seemed to have engulfed the brand last year to the awesomeness we see on a weekly basis since Wrestlemania, we are confident that Takeover: Chicago will even overshadow Backlash.
All of the professional wrestling world is buzzing with the news that Adam Cole might arrive in NXT and become a top star. However, there was one pit stop before Takeover: Chicago, and we bring you 5 points to note from the go-home show of NXT.
#5 Bobby Roode went to sleep; yet again
At Money in The Bank 2011, CM Punk defeated WWE Champion John Cena to take his crown, by making him ‘go to sleep’. Why is this relevant? Because at the same venue, the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois, crowd favourite Hideo Itami emerges to challenge the devious NXT Champion Bobby Roode. And yes, he does have a familiar finishing move as well.
Roode was cutting a promo on Hideo Itami in the middle of the ring when he got a tad too personal, attacking Itami's family back in his homeland, Japan. Itami came to the ring, sidestepping General Manager William Regal, battling security and ultimately delivering the ‘GTS’, one more time, to the NXT Champion.
Traditionally, whoever has the upper hand on the go-home show loses at the pay-per-view. However, considering it is Chicago, it would be a travesty to see Itami not win with a GTS. For once, we have no idea who will be victorious in the match at hand, and we could not be any more excited.