Welcome to the WWE NXT TakeOver: Chicago II! We get an intro video package to hype the matches that will be taking place tonight. Our opening contest is…
NXT Tag Team Title Match: Roderick Strong & Kyle O’Reilly © vs. Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch
Lorcan and Strong start things off. Lorcan with an uppercut then tagged in Burch. O’Reilly was also tagged in and they did some mat based wrestling. O’Reilly with a head kick but Lorcan with a trip takedown and they exchange uppercuts. Lorcan back in and hit a double elbow. Lorcan and Burch with a double suplex to Strong then they clothesline the champs outside of the ring. O’Reilly with some kicks to Lorcan but it didn’t take long for Lorcan to fire back. Lorcan with a knee strike to the gut of O’Reilly then tagged in Burch, who hit a drop kick then an uppercut to Strong. Burch with a drop kick off the middle rope. Strong sent Burch to the floor and hit a drop kick through the ropes. Back in the ring, the champs double team Burch in the corner. O’Reilly with some ground and pound to Burch. After a few minutes of O’Reilly and Strong beating down Burch, the challenger was able to mount a slight comeback by hitting a nasty headbutt and get the hot tag to Lorcan, who cleaned house. Lorcan with a series of chops then a big clothesline. He landed some chops to O’Reilly then a drop kick. Lorcan took flight as he hit an outside dive taking out the champs. Back in the ring, Lorcan hit a german suplex then an uppercut for 2. Lorcan with some splashes in the corner then a double blockbuster. Burch now legal and they hit their tag team finisher for 2 as O’Reilly made the save. Lorcan tossed O’Reilly to the floor then went to the top rope but O’Reilly sent him flying back first onto the apron. Strong with a head kck to Burch then O’Reilly with some kicks. O’Reilly with the brainbuster for 2. O’Reilly with an armbar to Burch, who got to the bottom rope. Strong with a high knee then O’Reilly with a kick to the face of Burch. Lorcan tossed Strong to the floor and they hit their tag team finisher to O’Reilly but Adam Cole pulled O’Reilly out of the ring. The referee tossed him to the floor. Strong tossed Burch into the announce table and O’Reilly locked in a guillotine choke but Lorcan got out of it. Lorcan with some uppercuts to Strong then took out the left knee of Strong. Lorcan with a powerbomb to Strong for 2 then locked in a single leg crab. O’Reilly with a guillotine choke but Burch grabbed O’Reilly and locked in the crossface. O’Reilly kicked his way out of the submission and knocked down Lorcan and Burch. Both teams broke out in a brawl. Strong with a flying knee and the champs hit their double team finisher for the win.
Winner: Roderick Strong & Kyle O’Reilly ©
Singles Match: Ricochet vs. The Velveteen Dream
They start out with a slow approach with some quick pin attempts and mat-based holds. Ricochet lands a big drop kick then hits a right hand followed up with an attempted springboard move but Dream knocks him down. Dream connects with a series of right hands in the corner. Dream went to the apron and hit a springboard senton. Dream steals another move from Ricochet’s arsenal with a cannonball splash on the outside. Ricochet gets back in and hits a suicide dive. Ricochet follows with a corkscrew moonsault and lands on his feet. Standing shooting star press gets a two count.
Ricochet heads to the top rope and Dream crotches him there. They both end on the middle rope and Dream gets a roll death valley bomb for a two count. As the crowd chants “NXT,” a standing suplex on the apron from Dream and Ricochet hits the outside real hard. We now get a “holy s—” chant. Both barely make the 10 count and Dream gets another death valley bomb for a two count. Dream gets caught coming off the top rope, but he lands the DDT. Both are on the canvas and the crowd stands to applaud. Dream slaps Ricochet and tells him he belongs in a bingo hall. Ricochet with his own death valley bomb. He also steals the elbow drop off the to rope, but Dream kicks out at 2. Ricochet heads to the top, but Dream moves to the center of the ring. Ricochet goes for a shooting star press halfway across the ring. Dream gets his knees up and heads to the top. He doesn’t land the elbow drop from the other end of the ring as Ricochet moves. 640 by Ricochet across Dream’s back and it’s enough for a three count.
NXT Women’s Title Match: Shayna Baszler © vs. Nikki Cross
Cross out to her own music. Same attire, although no mention of Sanity. Baszler ties to intimidate Cross, who is just jumping around the ring; getting in the face of Baszler and is in the champ’s head early. Cross keeps jumping on the back on Baszler, until she drops her on the steel ramp. The beating seems to please Cross. Off the top rope, a crossbody from the challenger. Cross connects with a reverse DDT on the apron for a two count. Baszler rolls through a pin and locks in a choke. Crowd is channitng “Nikki is gonna kill you.” Cross smiles right before her eyes roll in back of her head and the referee has seen enough. Cross passes out from the pain.
Winner: Shayna Baszler
NXT Title Match: Aleister Black © vs. Lars Sullivan
Black went for a spinning kick but Sullivan caught hit. Black was able to head kick him to the floor and then they brawl outside of the ring. Black with a flying knee off the apron. Black with a flying knee strike to the face of Sullivan.
Black worked over the left arm of Sullivan, who fought out of it. Black with a big boot then avoided a splash in the corner. Sullivan sent him to the apron where he twisted the right hand of Black then went for a slam but Black got out of it. Sullivan with a big clothesline to send Black to the floor. Black went for a moonsault off the second rope but Sullivan caught him and sent him back first into the barricade. Back in the ring, Sullivan hit a splash in the corner for 2. Sullivan worked over the jaw of Black. Sullivan locked in a headlock then hit a big powerslam for 2. Black attempted to fight back but Sullivan hit another powerslam for 2. Sullivan went to the top rope but Black caught him with a big boot.