10 Things We Learned From Triple H’s WWE NXT TakeOver: Chicago Media Call

Is Ricochet fit for Sunday’s event?


Triple H held an NXT TakeOver: Chicago media call this afternoon where he talked about issues surrounding the event, the NXT roster, and WWE’s third brand as a whole.

The yellow brand are looking to continue their impressive run of usurping main roster shows a mere 24 hours before they happen. TakeOver: Chicago takes place this Saturday, with a stacked line up already announced which undoubtedly has Money in the Bank quaking in its boots.

Topping the card is NXT Champion Aleister Black defending his title against a newcomer to the upper echelons of the brand, Lars Sullivan. The King will take on The Prince when high-flying Ricochet meets The Velveteen Dream. Shayna Baszler will be looking to keep hold of her Women’s Championship when she takes on former sAnitY member, Nikki Cross. The Undisputed Era duo of Roddy Strong and Kyle O’Reilly put their tag titles on the line against Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch. And last but certainly not least, Tommaso Ciampa and Johnny Gargano will be looking to steal the show once again – and top their match of the year candidate from New Orleans – when they go at it in a Chicago Street Fight.

And breathe… it’s going to be one hell of a show and I certainly wouldn’t want to be Money in the Bank on Sunday – a show tasked with following TakeOver. Ouch.

10. Bobby Roode Was Wrong About WWE Looking For A Bigger Performance Center


Here’s what Bobby Roode said to Pro Wrestling Sheet earlier in the week: “From what I hear, it’s [Performance Center] going to continue to grow. I heard that they’re looking to build a new facility — a larger facility.”

Triple H revealed that Roode’s sentiments were along the right lines, but WWE haven’t openly started looking for a developmental base. The company aren’t looking to build a larger premises right now, but it’s an idea The Game is open to in the future – they just haven’t moved on it yet. 

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