Greetings and salutations! We are two weeks away from NXT Deadline on December 10. Tonight we will find out who is in the Iron Survivor matches. Shawn Michaels will be on hand with the announcements. Also on tonights show are the NXT Tag Team Champions, Kayden Carter and Katana Chance teaming up with former foe Nikitta Lyons to face off against Toxic Attraction. Will Zoey Stark let Lyons be or will there will be another altercation? Without further ado, let’s get to it.

The show starts off with some action this week.

Roxanne Perez vs. Indi Hartwell

Perez, being the super good girl offered her hand to Hartwell but Hartwell wanted nothing of it as she slapped Perez’s hand away and we get a lock up to start the match. Perez with a Tijeras but Hartwell answered right back with an airplane spin that sent Perez to the corner. Perez quickly recovered and went for a roll up on Hartwell but this wasn’t enough to end the match. Perez now put Hartwell in a sleeper but Hartwell planted her and Perez broke the hold.

Shortly after pushing Perez off the top rope and making their way around the ring on the outside both women ended up back in the ring and Hartwell bodyslammed Perez and followed that up with an elbow drop and went for a pin but Perez kicked out. With both women back up, Hartwell sent Perez face first on the corner turnbuckle then hit a big boot, bodyslam and a pin but Perez didn’t stay down for the three count. Perez went for another roll up but Hartwell sat back into it and pinned Perez but once again, Perez kicked out. Hartwell continued her attack on Perez as she went for a few clotheslines that took Hartwell down finally. Perez then went for a sidewalk slam and a mighty right punch heard all across the Performance Center.

Both women were back up and exchanged forearms but Perez connected with a great uppercut and followed that with a pair of back elbows, a dropkick, and a hip attack for good measure. This didn’t keep Hartwell down as she made it back up after a pin attempt and went for a slide slam on Perez along with a pin attempt of her own. Perez tossed Hatwell outside and went for a tope suicida. Perez threw Hartwell back into the ring and hit Hartwell with a top rope crossbody but Hartwell rolled through and caught her, lands a big boot but Perez came right back with a Sole Food and Pop Rocks for the win!

Winner: Roxanne Perez

Backstage, we see Chase U. Duke Hudson apologized for screwing up last week and costing them the match thus costing them the NXT Tag Team Titles. Hudson said that he has been gathering signatures to be considered for the Iron Survivor Challenge. Grayson Waller crashed the party and told Hudson to stop using Chase. Waller said that Chase will never be a champion. Thea Hail went for the attack but Hudson stopped her. Chase said that he will take on Waller but Hudson volunteered to do so.

Dijak vs Dante Chen

After a right hand that sent Chen to the outside of the ring, Dijak followed Chen, stalked Chen. Chen turned this around and attacked Dijak by sending him to the apron back first. Chen wanted to go into the ring but Dijak grabbed his leg. Dijak with a chokeslam and many stiff right hands. Dijak continued his attack but Chen tried to get some offense in but Dijax brushed it all off and delivered a back body drop on Chen. Chen then with a big boot and a chop but Dijak came right back and hit a Feast For Your Eyes on Chen to put him away.

Winner: Dijak

After the match, Dijak grabbed the mic and said that was an example of Hard Justice and unrelenting annihilation. He said the only thing we will in his eyes is the infliction of suffering and he came back to NXT to eviscerate a soft society while taking out any man who stands in his way. He said that everyone will be brought to justice by justice.

In the Diamond Mine dojo we saw JD McDonagh confronting Ivy Nile working out. He said she should leave the Creed Brothers because they won’t be able to beat Indus Sher. The Creed Brothers walked in and said they don’t care how he feels because what really matters is how they all feel about one another.

Legends Panel – Part 1 – The Men

Shawn Michaels, X Pac, Road Dogg, Alundra Blayze & Molly Holly are sitting and discussing who should be included in the Iron Survivor Challenge. Michaels said everyone brings something different to the table.

Blayze said the current talent is off the charts talented and good. Road Dogg started the suggestions as he put over and suggested Carmelo Hayes based off the year he’s had so far. Everyone agreed and sayid he looks like a star. They joke about him being a heat magnet though.

Alundra Blayze suggests Tony D’Angelo after his feud with Santos Escobar, but they question the timeline of his injury and whether or not he’s ready. X Pac then throws out JD McDonagh’s name and the panel discuss his stellar year and his creepiness but said he’s old school. Molly Holly then brought up Joe Gacy’s name and the panel said he’s been gaining momentum and doing a good job leading Schism.

Axiom’s name came up, but they question whether he would be cleared on time. Von Wagner’s name came up and the concensus was that while a force to be reckoned with, there’s still some development to be done.

Grayson Waller’s name is brought up next, and the panel argues about his attitude.

Michaels told everyone to write down the names of the 5 people they feel should be in the match.

Duke Hudson (W/Andre Chase, Thea Hail) vs Grayson Waller

Waller started the match with a headlock on Hudson and as Hudson was trying to pull Waller’s hair, he was stopped by Chase who yelled at him not to cheat. Waller began punching Hudson but Hudson came back with a delayed sidewalk slam. Waller dominated the match for a bit then Hudson powered up and started with some right hands then hit Waller with his version of the Bionic Elbow. In the outside Waller avoided Hudson and almost hit Thea Hail with a Big Boot. Hudson went back into the ring to a waiting Waller who unleashed his rolling stunner finisher.

Winner: Grayson Waller

The hardest working reported in all of professional wrestling, McKenzie Mitchell interviewed Javier Bernal. McKenzie talked about how she dislikes interviewing Javi. Javi said it was time to put aside their differences due to it being the holidays. Javi then hyped up “Big Javi Tuesdays”, which was his version of a TV sale as he tried to sell some merch.

He then brought up a generic yellow baseball bat with the words Big Body Javi. He said “Adam” Judge slipped into his DMs for the bat. McKenzie corrected him by saying “Aaron”. Javi then plugged the “Big Body Pillow”, which was a body pillow with his face on it. McKenzie said “Big Body Pillow” is already trademarked.

He said he’s been sleeping on Body Pillows for 5 years so he knows it’s not trademarked. he then plugged Big Body Cologne. McKenzie said it smells like rotten eggs and ran off. Javi said his BBC smells good. Thankfully, Axiom showed up and challenged Javi to a match. McKenzie showed up once more and said that Javi gets the match he wants now because he asked for it last week

Kiana James vs Fallon Henley (W/ Josh Briggs and Brooks Jensen)

After a brief lockup, Henley shoved James. James with a few elbows to Henley’s arm and sends her to the corner and followed it up with a shoulder to Henley’s midsection and a kick right to her hand. James with a bodyslam. and continued to attack the arm of Henley. Henley came back briefly with a bulldog and a kick to James’ stomach with a lariat. Henley tried to come back with an elbow but James hits her with a big boot and backbreaker.

Henley hits a clothesline and pin but James kicked out. Henley delivered a right hand and kick to James’ face. James wanted a timeout with her bag in hand but she played possum and threw the bag to Henley then got up and threw Henley herself to the ring post and followed it with a 401K for the pin and win.

Winner: Kiana James

Odyssey Jones, Malik Blade & Edris Enofé are backstage. Jones tells Blade he can’t let Von Wagner get in his head as Blade held the ripped remanence of a sweater vest. Blade said it was his father’s prized sweater vest. Enofé reiterates Jones’ point. Enofe tells him to use his anger to his advantage and take it out on Von Wagner.

Legends Panel – Part 2 – The Women

Shawn Michaels and the legends are back and this time they discuss the  women in the Iron Survivor match. Madusa said she may be biased, but she wants to vouch for Roxanne Perez based off coaching her in her feud against Cora Jade.

X-Pac said he can’t believe the stuff Perez can do at 20 years. Pac said you aren’t allowed to say what he’s done at 21. Dogg joked that you can’t talk about what Pac does any year.

Road Dogg recommended Zoey Stark. Madusa said Stark would have been a dream match of her. Pac said he’s surprised Hunter hasn’t taken Stark away from Shawn for Raw and Smackdown.

Molly brought up how “The Internet” thinks Indi Hartwell needs to be on Raw and Smackdown. Dogg and Molly agreed that Hartwell is missing something.

X-Pac recommended Cora Jade. Molly talked about Jade being very believable now. Madusa said that Jade has guts for throwing a title in the trash (in reference to her throwing the WWE title in the trash).

Road Dogg said that he thinks Fallon Henley is a dark horse pick due to being gritty.

Pac said Kiana James has his pick for winning.

Molly picked Alba Fyre due to being the best worker on the roster and she would be champion if not for Isla Dawn.

Road Dogg said he’d like to see Fyre in the match, but Fyre needs to move past Isla Dawn. Pac said Dogg is just afraid of Dawn putting a hex on him.

Shawn asked everyone to write their top picks on a paper…

The show cut to a Cora Jade TikTok where she mocked Wendy Choo for crying last week

6 Woman Tag Team Match NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions Katana Chance & Kayden Carter & Nikkita Lyons vs. Toxic Attraction

Kayden Carter and Katana Chance made their air cannon raver entrance. Nikkita Lyons came out by herself. In the middle of a Karate routine, Zoey Stark showed up and gave Lyons a chop block. Referees ran out to drag Stark to the back. Medics showed up and said that Lyons needs to head to the trainers office.

We then head to a video hyping up the debut of Lyra Valkyria (FKA Aoife Valkyrie).

The hardest working reporter in all of professional wrestling, McKenzie Mitchell was with Elektra Lopez. McKenzie asked why did Lopez attack Hartwell. Lopez said that Hartwell comes off as a fan favorite and heart of the division so she needs to destroy that heart. Lopez talked about how you cant bet against her or else go broke

Axiom vs. Javier Bernal

Axiom started off early dumping Javi outside. Javi recouped and threw Axiom’s leg to the ringpost. Bernal seemed to be targeting Axiom’s injured leg. Bernal continued the attack on Axiom’s leg and then Axiom managed to lock Bernal up in a Kimura Lock which Bernal reversed that into a powerbomb for a two count. Bernal continued the leg attack with a Figure Four. Axiom was able to reverse the Figure Four to change the pressure to Bernal’s legs.

Javi escaped the Figure Four hit Axiom with a dropkick. Axiom came right back with a slingshot Lariat. Javi dodged Axiom’s finisher and hit Axiom with a spike DDT for a two count. Axiom caught Javi with a Superplex. Axiom then sliced Javi with a Golden Ratio Kick (Jumping Superkick) for the win.

Winner: Axiom

A medic was checking on Nikitta Lyons. Lyons said she felt okay. The medic cleared Lyons. Chance and Carter looked concerned that Lyons wasn’t

The hardest working reporter in all of professional wrestling Mckenzie Mitchell interviewed Pretty Deadly. Pretty Deadly noted that they are excited about Christmas. They said they were off to tell a Pretty Deadly Christmas Story next week after claiming they are more popular than the World Cup (Maybe the WWE one….)

There was a cinematic vignette of Apollo Crews at a diner. He was joined by NXT Champion Bron Breakker. Crews & Breakker discussed their road to their upcoming match at Deadline and their preparation for their match.

The two have some playful banter before Breakker said Crews wasn’t the only one to name drop him. Crews said things were worth waiting for because he wants the NXT Title more than ever. Breakker said he knows he’s still new, but he knew they would come face to face at some point. Crews said he’s the only man that can take Breakker’s title because he’s studied him extensively. Breakker went onto say that no one puts more pressure on him than himself . Breakker looked at Crews’ journal and asked if there’s ever been a time where one of his visions hasn’t come true. Crews says no and Breakker leaves. Crews smiled….

JD McDonagh vs. Julius Creed (W/ Brutus Creed)

After a lockup, JD delivered a right hand to Julius but Creed responded with a pair of side slams and a hip toss for good measure. Julius tossed JD to the outside and went after him. JD was waiting for him and chopped Julius before tripping him making Julius hit the apron hard and delivering a dropkick.

Indus Sher came out and observed the Creeds as Julius worked on JD by sending him straight to the mat. Julius with a few right hands on JD and hitting a power slam. Julius then went for a vertical suplex but JD escaped but Julius caught him and successfully hit a vertical suplex this time. JD rolled to the outside yet again but Julius stalked him and punched him then sent him back to the ring.

Julius now with two belly overhead suplexes but JD came right back and hit Julius sending him outside of the ring and followed that up with an asai moonsault. JD now focusing his offense on the injured leg of Julius Creed. JD sent Julius’ leg to the ring apron then went to grab a chair from under the ring and was about to hit Julius with it until Sanga pushed Julius out of the way and ended up getting hit with the chair shot for his efforts. Sanga grabbed the chair from JD as JD peaced out.

Winner: Julius Creed via DQ

Ivy Nile and Brutus check on Julius.

An Alba Fyre vignette aired, where she responded to Isla Dawn targeting her. She talked about how it’s not going to be “fun” when they face each other

Channing “Stacks” Lorenzo called Dijak over in the parking lot saying that Tony D’Angelo wants to talk. D’Angelo welcomed Dijak back to NXT and thanked him for attacking Wes Lee. Dijax said he didn’t do it for anyone

Tony talked about how he’s returning to the ring next week and said his goal is to see Lee’s title reign end. D’Angelo asked Dijak if they have an understanding. Dijak said “something like that…”

Malik Blade vs. Von Wagner

Blade tried to use his speed to his advantage by attacking Wagner early on. Both men went to the outside and Blade sent Wagner head first to the ring apron. They ended up back in the ring but Baled’s luck ended right there as Wagner hits him with a huge knee. Wagner now with a powerbomb attempt but Blade rolls through and goes for the pin but it wasn’t enough. Blade went to the top rope and went flying but Wagner caught him and hit Blade with an elevated Death Valley Driver for the win.

Winner: Von Wagner

After the match Edris Enofe ate a big boot from Wagner after tryign to check on Blade. Odyssey Jones ran down to save his friends from the reign of Von Wagner.

Shawn Michaels was ready to announce the participants to the Iron Survivor match. For the men’s match Michaels announced Carmelo Hayes, JD McDonagh, and Grayson Waller.

He then announced Zoey Stark, Cora Jade, Kiana James, and Roxanne Perez for the Women’s Match.

Michaels said that both matches will have a 5th wrestler, and they will have qualifying matches for those spots next week.

Of note, during the main event the matches were announced for the Iron Survivor Challenge Wild Card matches:

  • The Men’s side will be Won Wagner vs Axiom vs Andre Chase
  • The Women’s side will be Wendy Choo vs Fallon Henley vs Indo Hartwell

6 Woman Tag Team Match NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions Katana Chance & Kayden Carter & Nikkita Lyons vs. Toxic Attraction

Katana Chance & Jacy Jayne starts this match off Jayne wasted no time to give her team the advantage. Jayne planted Chance, then delivered a senton. Chance responded with a dropkick before delivering a forearm. Mandy Rose and Kayden Carter tagged in.

Carter tripped Rose, then landed a superkick to her head. Gigi Dolin tagged in and delivered a big boot to Carter. Dolin sent Carter into the top turnbuckle face first, then tagged in the NXT Women’s Champion, Mandy Rose. Rose delivered a forearm, then follows it up with a spinebuster.

Chance and Dolin were in the match. Chance fired off right hands, then delivered a lariat and looked for a  crossbody but Dolin caught her and plants her, then goes for a pin but Nikkita Lyons breaks it up. Dolin hit a clothesline before Carter makes the blind tag. Carter delivered a superkick, then tagged in Chance yet again. Chance climbed to the top rope, but Dolin pulled her down and tagged  in Rose. Rose delivered a suplex, but Chance fired back with a Codebreaker.

Jayne and Lyons were back in the match and Lyons delivered a superkick, then followed it up with a forearm and a snap suplex. She is favoring her injured leg from earlier in the she but she still managed to hit her single Legged Leg Drop, then went for a pin but Dolin broke up the fall. Outside, the match gets intense as Dolin tossed Carter into the steel steps. Chance dove on Dolin. Rose hit Chance with Kiss from a Rose. Back in the ring, Lyons went for a spin kick on Rose, but her leg gave up on her. Jayne gave Lyons a rising palm then Toxic Attraction hit Lyons with a High-Low combo to give Dolin the pin over Lyons to give her team the win.

Winners: Toxic Attraction 

After the match Zoey Stark appeared at the Eagles Nest and stared down Lyons with a smile plastered across her face to close out this weeks NXT.

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NXT: November 29, 2022

This was a decent episode of NXT. The Legends panels were cheesy at times BUT if you were a new viewer to NXT they did a good job of telling you who the main contenders were along with some quick facts about them.

Lyons keeps getting a push on the women’s side and Dijak seems to be a new take on a classic character that may come off a bit comic booky but that is what I have come to expect from NXT. With the real point of tonight’s episode being the announcement of the competitors in the Iron Survivor Match, this NXT did what it needed to do along with some decent in-ring action and progression of various storylines.