NXTTakeover Chicago post PPV thoughts! 

Wow. 

Just wow. 


As I mentioned in my predictions I’m not fully caught up with NXT, I’m quite awful, but that didn’t even matter for me to be able to watch Takeover tonight. 

I think what so many of us love about Takeover Events is that there’s a story like all other WWE shows BUT NXT seems to have more pure wrestling and true storytelling than Raw or SDLive events and THAT is what makes them more exciting and what makes them ALWAYS deliver. Tonight was no different. 


During Bate vs Dunne. I couldn’t even sit down. I was standing on my feet with legitimate chills on my arms. It was like falling in love with wrestling all over again. It was one of the most incredible matches I’ve ever seen. Easy MOTY candidate, if not winner already. I can not say enough about this match but I’ll end my thoughts with this, Both wrestlers laid it ALL out there, fought like hell, and put on an OUTSTANDING match. Couldn’t be prouder of both men, and congratulations to Tyler Bate for one hell of a run & congratulations to Pete Dunne for becoming the NEW UK Champion! 


Strong vs Young told quite a story. So many have tried to beat young, and best Sanity and Strong finally was the one to do so. It was him vs “the world” and he came out on top and the crowd was all for it. Very fun opening match for sure. 


Asuka vs Ruby vs Nikki was a great match. Maybe its because I haven’t watched them much yet and I wasn’t invested in a winner or what but while it was of course good, I thought it could have been better. I do know that I’ll be over the moon happy for whoever ends up being the one to dethrown Asuka because she’s been champion literally FOREVER. I’m sure Ember getting hurt threw a wrench into their plans and the double cover was interesting but not needed, a double cover is for dominance and honestly Asuka doesn’t need any help with that. I still stick with my statement I made FOREVER ago that Billie Kay is my girl to dethrown Asuka but maybe no one else shares that thought. 


Roode vs Itami. A dream match so many people have had that we finally got to see. Such a story to be told for Itami. Finally getting that chance after so many injuries and set backs and Roode determined to stay on top. Itami is the underdog here and who would have ever though he’d be in that position right? Itami and Roode pulled out everything they could and even with Itami not coming out on top he should still be so proud of himself for overcoming all the setbacks to get to this match to begin with. Who knows who will be the one to dethrown Roode…. 


DIY vs AOP. First of all, the tag team championships MAIN EVENTING a PPV. that’s huge, at least for me. I love Tag Team Wrestling so to see this main event was really exciting for me. And it certainly didn’t disappoint. What a PHYSICAL match this was. I was actually scared for them at least a dozen times, but it was also thrilling. I was really rooting for DIY to win those titles back because there reign wasn’t very long BUT I hope that now that they didn’t recapture the gold they will make their way to the main roster. Personally I hope they land on SDLive….. 

OKAY so I wrote that ⬆ right after the match ended and THEN Tommaso TURNED on Johnny and I so WASNT ready for it! Seems on twitter many people saw it coming but since I’m so far behind this was totally unexpected for me and this STINGS 😯  I LOVE DIY as a team and its gonna be crazy having them split up! Oh I’m not okay with this. 💔 

All in all. Takeover of course was amazing. Chicago is a tough crowd but NXT delivered as always and Chicago let them know it! Looking forward to how WWE does with Backlash tomorrow, especially being in a rowdy place like Chicago. Those predictions will be up sometime before the PPV tomorrow 😊 

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I launched Miss Raee in 2016 purely for a twenty-something girl who is trying to figure it all out, who loves to write and finally decided to share it. I’ve had a hell of a time figuring out what I wanted this blog to be, and I’ve eventually narrowed it down to that I want this blog to be ME, every weird, quirky, loveable aspect of me and even more importantly anyone who also sees themselves as that weird, quirky, loveable person who might love plant-based cooking, multiple fandoms including Star Wars, Supernatural, Greys Anatomy, DC TV, Marvel, The Magicians and SO much more. I found myself being an advocate for mental health, for animals, for the environment, and for equality. I’m a big believer in the vibes you bring, the power of music, and how important the storytelling of books and movies and TV can be. If I’m not on the blog, you can find me sharing selfies and nonsense on Instagram @/amandaraeex3 and live-tweeting and putting in my two cents on twitter at @/amandaraee_x3, so I hope you’ll tag along with me on here and my social media and enjoy all the weird, quirky things we all love.

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