When you can’t beat All In. One of the biggest stories of the wrestling year (and probably far higher than that) is the fact that Cody Rhodes and the Young Bucks sold out the Sears Center in Chicago for their upcoming All In event. It’s a big city and that’s a big arena, but it’s not the only wrestling coming there this year. Next month, WWE will be in town for Money in the Bank and of course an NXT Takeover special. However, one of these things is not like All In.

According to ringsidenews.com, while the Money in the Bank show is selling quite well, Takeover: Chicago II is currently sitting at about 7,000 tickets sold. The site of the show, the Allstate Arena, holds about 18,000 people for wrestling events and has hosted a WrestleMania before. It should be noted that as of this morning, no matches have been announced for Takeover: Chicago II.

I bet this would sell some tickets.

NXT Champion Bobby Roode's entrance continues to amaze: NXT TakeOver: Chicago (WWE Network)

Opinion: I’m really not sure why this is surprising. As mentioned, there are no matches currently announced for Takeover: Chicago II and that’s going to prevent a lot of people from buying seats. If you have no idea what to expect, why would you put your money down? At the same time, it’s not surprising that the show isn’t doing well when there’s such a big show the next night. If you can only pick one, odds are most fans are going to pick the show with the bigger stars. That being said, there are still three weeks to go to sell tickets so things should be fine.

Check out last night’s NXT results right here.

Are you surprised by the numbers being low? Will NXT sell the place out? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his Amazon author page with 26 wrestling books. His latest book is the WWE Grab Bag.

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