In the latest episode of WWE NXT, we witnessed Fallon Henley and Tyler Bate triumph in their respective Last Chance Iron Survivor Challenge Qualifier matches, securing their positions for the NXT Deadline event this Saturday. Broadcasting from the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida, commentators Vic Joseph and Booker T provided the play-by-play as history unfolded before our eyes.
Fallon Henley emerged victorious in a gripping Women’s Last Chance Iron Survivor Challenge Qualifier match. The action crescendoed when Thea Hail, Kiana James, and Roxanne Perez were embroiled in a chaotic scuffle that spilled over the guard rail and destroyed the announcer’s table. Henley capitalized on the turmoil by delivering a decisive Shinning Wizard to Hail and secured her pinfall victory.
The men’s match was no less intense. Tyler Bate outmaneuvered opponents Joe Coffey, Carmelo Hayes, and Eddy Thorpe. It came down to a pivotal moment when Hayes was intercepted mid-springboard by Coffey’s Glasgow Kiss. Bate seized the advantage, thwarting Coffey’s attack with an uppercut and solidifying his win with the Tyler Driver ’97. Both Henley and Bate have now etched their names in the NXT Deadline call sheet, with Bate joining other stars like Bron Breakker and Dijak in the Men’s match, and Henley alongside the likes of Tiffany Stratton in the Women’s bout.
We also received the unfortunate news of NXT North American Champion Wes Lee’s serious back injury. During a heartfelt announcement, Lee divulged the severity of his condition and the required surgery that will put him out of action for a considerable period. Amidst the disappointment, Dominik Mysterio, who was prepared to enjoy a leisure weekend, found out from none other than the legendary Rey Mysterio that he would still defend his title against the future of Lucha Libre, Dragon Lee.
As if that wasn’t enough to set the stage for NXT Deadline, two additional matches burst onto the scene, escalating existing feuds to new heights. Roxanne Perez and Kiana James will face each other in a Steel Cage match, stemming from their smoldering rivalry, and Carmelo Hayes is set to clash with Lexis King to clear the air of suspicions and betrayals.
Before the main event unfurls, we’ll be treated to a Kickoff preshow match between Axiom and Nathan Frazer, following a disruption that cut their previous match short. And with the card teeming with anticipation, including the NXT Championship showdown between Baron Corbin and Ilja Dragunov, this NXT Deadline promises to be a landmark event in NXT history.
Lastly, the upcoming NXT Men’s Breakout Tournament was announced, beginning in next week’s show. Wrestling enthusiasts should keep an eye on budding talents like Keanu Carver, Tavion Heights, and Dion Lennox, as this tournament often catapults fresh faces towards NXT stardom.
So as we count down the moments to NXT Deadline 2023, stay tuned for every jaw-dropping turnbuckle twist and heart-pounding pin on our road to witnessing NXT history in the making.