The November 7, 2023 edition of WWE NXT, emanating from the Performance Center in Orlando, FL, delivered an electrifying night loaded with action. Vic Joseph and Booker T provided the commentary, guiding us through a series of pivotal matches that set the stage for future showdowns.
The evening kicked off with a thrilling NXT Heritage Cup Championship bout where Noam Dar successfully defended his title against Akira Tozawa. In a grueling encounter, Dar’s Nova Roller was pivotal, earning him a 2 points to 1 victory over the high-flying Tozawa.
But the action didn’t slow down there. Women’s Iron Survivor Challenge Qualifying bouts were on the line, and the competition was fierce. Tiffany Stratton faced Fallon Henley in a contest that showcased both athletes’ desire to make it to the prestigious Iron Survivor Challenge at NXT Deadline 2023. Stratton showcased her athletic prowess, executing the “Prettiest Moonsault Ever” to secure her pinfall victory and her spot in the upcoming Iron Survivor Challenge match.
In other impressive match-ups, Bron Breakker overpowered Von Wagner with a Spear for the win, while the team of Kelani Jordan & Roxanne Perez achieved success over Elektra Lopez & Lola Vice courtesy of a stunning Split-Legged Moonsault. Otis also showed his dominant side, dispatching Drew Gulak with a devastating Powerbomb.
The men’s division was equally as competitive in their Iron Survivor Challenge Qualifier, with Dijak going head-to-head with Tyler Bate. The match was a showcase of strength and agility, culminating in Dijak catching Bate off the top rope and delivering a decisive “Feast Your Eyes” to clinch his victory and his place in the Men’s Iron Survivor Challenge at NXT Deadline 2023.
NXT also saw the surprise return of Xia Li, making waves by confronting NXT Women’s Champion Lyra Valkyria. After reflecting on her title victory over Becky Lynch, Valkyria was interrupted by Li, fresh off her own confrontation with Lynch on RAW. Oozing confidence, Li made it clear she was eyeing Valkyria’s title—a sentiment demonstrated with physicality as Li took out a security member who attempted to intervene. Valkyria accepted the challenge, setting the stage for a potentially explosive NXT Women’s Title match.
With Survivor Challenge slots filled and new rivalries ignited, the road to NXT Deadline is shaping up to be as unpredictable as it is exciting. Stay tuned as we bring you the latest developments and expert analysis from the ever-evolving landscape of WWE NXT.