Happy Monday Novas! I hope that your week is starting off well! This past weekend we had 2 WWE Payperviews which were NXT Takeover Chicago on Saturday and WWE Backlash on Sunday. The weekends was awesome for WWE game so let’s get straight into the results!
NXT Takeover Chicago:
The first match was between Roderick Strong and the leader of SaNity, Eric Young. This rivalry started brewing after Tye Dillengers feud with SaNity concluded. Dillengers is now on the main roster of Smackdown. Results: Roderick Strong !
United Kingdom Championship match– Finally we get to see some more UK action with probably the best match of the weekend (I’m my opinion). This match pitted the champ Tyler Hate against rude, crude and lude Pete Dunne. After an explosive match leaving the All state Arena chanting “UK,” we have a new champion. Results: Pete Dunne is the UK Champion!
Triple Threat for NXT Women’s Title: The triple threat match was between champion Asuka, Ruby Riot and SaNity member Nikki Cross. This match was set up by William Reagal after Asuka interfered in the number 1 contender battle royale. Ruby Riot and Nikka Cross remained (although I those Ember Moon was left too). Asuka came in and interuppted the match taking out the remaining women. This match was pretty good but I wasn’t a fan of the ending result. Results: Yep, Asuka is still champion 😞.
The first main event match was between Bobby Roode and Hideo Itami for the NXT Championship. Roode, the champion was kicked in the face by the challenger Itami weeks ago. With the title on the line this match was awesomeee. Roode delivered the glorious ddt but Itami got up. Itami delivered the Go To Sleep, in Chicago so you know the CM Punk chants rained in the arena, but Roode got up. Results: Bobby Roode got 2 consecutive glorious ddts to retain his title!
Tag Team Championship Ladder Match: after a stunning event so far, the main event was a tag team ladder match for the championship. Defending champions Authors of Pain took on fan favorites FIT. The battle was messy and awesome with entry of close calls. Results: AOP retain their titles. But wait there’s more… Ciampa turns on his partner Gargano after the match and destroys DIY. 😢
Takeover was great but now let’s get to Sunday night’s Backlash! This was the Smackdown Live exclusive event and the first Smackdown special after Wrestlemania.
WWE Backlash Results
The first match was the official debut match of Shinsuke Nakamura facing The Showoff Dolph Ziggler. The heel turn for Ziggler has been one of the highlights of the WWE this year. On Nakamuras first night Ziggler interrupted saying that he has no idea why the WWE Universe chants for someone who hasn’t had a match (other than the dark matches not aired). He sought to show Nakamura for what he was, a fraud! Results: Nakamura wins!
US Championship- The United States Championship title match was between champ Kevin Owens and challenger AJ Styles. This feud began with the Super Star Shakeup that brought KO to The House That AJ Styles built, Smackdown Live. KO, aka the new face of America was making his demands when the phenomenal one reminded him whose show he was on. Results: KO retains his title by count out… AJ stuck on a table 😂😂😂.
The next match was a feud between Corbin and Zayn. I like Sami Zayn but his direction right now with chammenibg the biggest Superstars, like Braun Strowman, is getting a little old and played out. Same premise as before, the underdog from the underground trying to show his heart is bigger than their muscles. Results: Zayn hits an incredible Huluva Kick
Women’s 6 tag match- The welcoming committee of Natalya, Tamima and Carmella with Ellsworth did not take Charlottes entrance on smackdown Live smoothly. They decided to teach her a lesson by interfering I’m her matches. This put champ Naomi and Becky Lynch temporarily on Charlottes side. The women fought it out. Results: The welcoming committee wins with Becky tapping to Natties Family Sharpshooter.
Tag Team Championship match- The Usos and defending champs took on Breezango or the Fashion Police for the titles. The Fashion Police has been doing skits and making fun of the Usos culminating to this match. Tyler Breeze even started the match as a janitor which has the crowd chanting for his mop and eventually Grandma as he changed mid match. Results: The Usos retain and The Fashion police are shamed.
Rowan vs Harper- not gonna lie this was my bathroom break. I really didn’t care about this match so I didn’t watch. Results: Harper won.
WWE Title Match- The main event was between champ Randy Orton and the new Maharaja Jinder Mahal. After weeks of battling the 2 met for a shocking match. Results: New champion Jinder Mahal left the arena and WWE Universe with their jaws dropped 😂😂😂.
All in all it was a great weekend for wrestling fans. I was pretty happy with everything. What were your favorite moments? Did anything surprise you? Let’s talk WWE!