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NXT TakeOver: Chicago set for May


The next NXT TakeOver special is set for Chicago.

In conjunction with SmackDown's Backlash pay-per-view, NXT TakeOver: Chicago will take place on May 20th at the Allstate Arena before the venue is home to Backlash the next night. The news was announced by Triple H on Twitter after the show was also listed on Ticketmaster earlier in the day.

Tickets for TakeOver go on sale to the general public on Saturday at 11 a.m. ET.

With the addition of the show, at least five TakeOvers will take place in 2017. NXT is scheduled to run its signature events the night before all of WWE's "big four" pay-per-views, with the Chicago show filling a place on the calendar between them.

In addition to TakeOver, five house shows outside of Florida were also announced for May. Those dates are:

  • May 4th in Phoenix, Arizona
  • May 5th in Riverside, California
  • May 6th in San Diego, California
  • May 18th in Highland Heights, Kentucky
  • May 19th in Evansville, Indiana