4. Hideo Itami Takes A Shot At CM Punk
As we noted before, Hideo Itami defeated Roderick Strong on last week’s episode of NXT to become the #1 contender to the NXT Championship.
He will now face “The Glorious” Bobby Roode for the NXT Championship in the main event of NXT TakeOver: Chicago.
With the show being in Chicago (Punk’s hometown), Itami took a shot at former WWE wrestler CM Punk by tweeting the following:
Chicago is the perfect city to hit "MY"
Go 2 Sleep.#NXTTakeOverChicago
— Hideo Itami / 伊丹英雄 (@HideoItami) May 11, 2017
For those who didn’t get it, Itami originated the GTS (Go To Sleep) move and Punk used it throughout his WWE career.
Speaking of NXT TakeOver: Chicago, below is the updated match card for the show:
– NXT Championship Match: Bobby Roode (c) VS. Hideo Itami
– NXT Women’s Championship Match: Asuka (c) vs. Ruby Riot vs. Nikki Cross
– Ladder Match For The NXT Tag Team Championship: The Authors of Pain (c) vs. #DIY
– WWE United Kingdom Championship Match: Tyler Bate (c) vs. Pete Dunne