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By Richard Trionfo on 2017-05-20 22:20:00

Welcome to's live coverage of NXT Takeover Chicago from the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois.
Your host is Charley Caruso and she is joined by Nigel McGuinness and Peter Rosenberg.

We see the champions arriving at the arena earlier today.

Charley asks if we will see new champions tonight.

Nigel says he expects to see Pete Dunne win the title and Tyler Bate's reign is in trouble.  Pete thinks Asuka will retain.

We go to Kayla Braxton and Vic Joseph with the fans in the crowd.   They talk about the four titles being defended tonight.

We have a video package for the UK Championship Match.  

We see Tyler arriving at the arena earlier today.

Charley mentions the UK talent that has emerged since the tournament.  Peter asks Nigel how good these wrestlers are.  Nigel says there is so much talent in the United Kingdom and they have a platform to show what they can do.  Nigel says that Pete Dunne knows what he can do and he will continue if he has no repercussions.  Peter picks Dunne to win and Nigel agrees.

We go to commercial.

We are back and it is time to talk about the Tag Titles and the Ladder Match between The Authors of Pain and #DIY.

We have a video package for the match.  Johnny and Tommaso talk about how they were not supposed to be here.  We see them winning the tag titles.  They say the ladder symbolizes what they have gone through and winning tonight will be the culmination.

Peter talks about #DIY's history in Chicago but he mentions LOD's history in the city as well.  Nigel says it is a homecoming of sorts but he thinks it will be unhappy.  They talk about how happy Gargano and Ciampa were to have a ladder match against The Authors of Pain.  Nigel says The Authors of Pain will retain but Peter picks #DIY.

We go to a video package for the Women's Title Match.

Ember Moon joins the panel to talk about the match.  She says she is thankful it is not a career ending injury.  She says she is out for six months.  Ember says she does not care who she faces for the title.  Whether it is Nikki, Ruby, or Asuka, they will have to deal with her.  Nigel asks Ember if she will be disappointed if Asuka loses tonight.  Ember says it does not matter if she wins or loses, she will get her retribution.

We go to commercial.

We are back and it is time to take a look at the match between Roderick Strong and Eric Young.

Kayla Braxton is with Roderick Strong and she asks him about his match and what Eric Young said about this match.  Roderick tells Eric never to mention his family again.

We take a look at the NXT Title Match between Hideo Itami and Bobby Roode and we have a video package.

Peter says this is the biggest moment of Itami's career.  He brings up Itami hitting the GTS to win the title.  Nigel says it comes down to the GTS.  There are a lot of similarities between this match and when Roode won the title.  Roode had to worry about the Kinshasa in that match.  Tonight, it is the GTS.  Peter says that Itami is hungry and wonders if Roode can fight him off.  Nigel says that Bobby is one of the greatest champions in NXT history.  Will Itami survive this match?  If Itami suffers an injury, Roode will take advantage of it.

Peter says Roode will retain tonight.  Nigel says it is 50/50.  If Itami gets hurt, Roode retains.  If he stays healthy, Itami will win.

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