Greetings and Salutations all! This week is the Go-Home edition of NXT TV before this Saturday’s Premium Live Event, NXT Deadline. We have two triple threat matches to determine the final competitor in both the men’s and women’s Iron Survivor Challenge Match. I also am assuming we will see some interaction between Apollo Crews and Bron Breakker to continue setting up their face-vs-face match on Saturday. Aside from those three matches, I think we will get the final card before the night is done. Without Further Ado, let’s get to it.

Triple Threat Iron Survivor Qualifying Match Axiom vs. Andre Chase vs. Von Wagner

Andre Chase got this match started right away as he went after Von Wagner with a Big Boot then unloaded a flurry of right hands. This didn’t deter Wagner for long as Wagner shrugged off the attack and eventually planted him then followed that up with a shoulder tackle. After a double headlock attempt, Wagner continued to show his strength but he couldn’t contain Chase and Axiom as they delivered a double suplex.

Chase and Axiom then turned the attention on each other as they brawl each other back and forth. Chase went for a roll up but Axiom got up. Axiom hit a few arm drags on Chase and then went to deliver a dropkick to Wagner. xiom hit Chase with a standing moonsault for a two count. Wagner gave Axiom a Military Press onto Chase.

Right from the break, Chase powerbombed Wagner off the top rope and gave Axium a superplex. Wagner and Chase go back and forth as Wagner’s strength is back on display as he dropkicked Chase and followed it up with a Russian Legsweep. Chase came back though as he hit the Chase U Boots. Axiom was back in the match as he hit Wagner with a Suicide Dive and went to the top to fly onto Chase but Chase kicks Axium and hit a Tiger Driver for a two-count.

Chase blocked  a Juji Gatame attempt. Wagner came into the ring and took a Sleeper Hold from Axiom. Axiom transitioned into a Kimura Lock. Wagner escaped the hold by power bombing Axiom on Chase. Wagner slammed Chase and got a two count. Chase gave Wagner and Axiom a front back DDT at the same time. Chase hit Wagner with High Fly Flow. Axiom flew in with the Golden Ratio Superkick while Chase was recovering at ringside to pick up the pinfall over Wagner.

Winner & Gets Into The Iron Survivor Challenge: Axiom

We head to a video hyping up Cora Jade ahead of the Women’s Iron Survivor Challenge.

We go backstage and Diamond Mine is in the medical area. The doctor checks Julius Creed per Ivy Nile’s request much to the anger of Brutus. Brutus asks what she’s doing and she says she’s protecting her brother. The trainer feels his ribs and says they’re swollen. He then said that Julius is not cleared to wrestle.

After the break, we head gone fishin’ with Bron Breakker. The NXT Champion Bron Breakker was about to head out when Apollo Crews showed up and wanted one on one time with Bron before their match on Saturday at Deadline. Bron was teaching Apollo Crews how to fish. They compliment one another’s moonsaults and joke back and forth. Crews asks Breakker if fishing helps to take the pressure off being champion and Breakker says he finds peace. He says one loss could destroy everything he worked so hard for. Crews catches a fish and they both seemed happy. They then joke about sharing their strategies for Deadline. They shake hands and continue to fish.

Javier Bernal vs. Bryson Montana

Bryson Montana waits in the ring. Indus Sher run in out of nowhere and Sanga chokeslams Montana. Javier Bernal then makes his way to the ring for his scheduled match with Montana. He fakes a hamstring injury, then retreats from the ring

Winner: No Contest

After the match, Indus Sher have a mic. Veer Mahaan says they said they would not face Creed Brothers until they were 100% and decline their challenge until Julius Creed is at 100%

Diamond Mine comes out and the two teams stare one another down.

We head backstage to Chase U. Thea Hail runs in excitedly and says she has a match with Isla Dawn later. Duke Hudson advises her not to participate in the match, but Andre Chase tells her that she can face Dawn.

Tony D’Angelo vs. Xyon Quinn

Here is a nice quick match and a perfect return for D’Angelo Lock up to start the match and D’Angelo delivers a shoulder tackle, but Quinn fires back with several shoulders to D’Angelo’s midsection. D’Angelo delivers a clothesline, followed by a suplex. Quinn the attempts a comeback but it wasn’t enough after delivering a few right hands and a headbutt, then follows it up with a Samoan Drop. D’Angelo delivers a spinebuster, followed by the spinning fisherman suplex, which I will call the (What. no F*ck*n) Ziti Driver for the win.

Winner: Tony D’Angelo 

After the match D’Angelo is on the mic talking abiut how good he isn in the ring. He said that while in rehabilitation he made some good new connections but he hasn’t forgotten about Wes Lee as he issues the challenge to Lee.

NXT North American Champion Wes Lee then comes out and is in the ring with D’Angelo and Stacks. Lee says that he knows everyone is eyeing his championship. Lee said that he is eyeing D’Angelo but he has unfinished business with Dijak. D’Angelo says he doesn’t care as he will need to deal with him before Dijak.

Dijak interrupts them on the tron. Dijak warns D’Angelo to stay out of his way. Dijak tells Lee to keep his name out of his mouth and tells them they can’t do anything to stop him from dominating NXT. In the ring, Stacks gets in Lee’s face and shoves him. Lee pushes him to the mat before D’Angelo charges at him. Lee rolls out of the ring and retreats.

We head to a video of Hank Walker & Charlie Dempsey from last week where Dempsey says that Walker doesn’t belong. Walker requests a match against him in order to prove himself to Dempsey. Dempsey accepts.

The show cut to a cinematic Scrypts promo. He said his usual stylish rhymes. He talked about being judged growing up. He scribbled his name on a notepad and then broke the penci

Hank Walker vs. Charlie Dempsey

Match starts off with a lock up before Hank Walker delivers several shoulders to Charlie Dempsey then tosses him across the ring. Dempsey locks in the Kimura Lock, but Walker escapes by hitting a bodyslam. Both men are going back and forth until Dempsey delivers a gutwrench suplex, then focuses all of his attack on  Walker’s elbow.

Drew Gulak appears out of nowhere at ringside as he watches on. The match is still going on in the ring as Dempsey delivers a series of forearms and right hands to Walker. Walker tries to string together a comeback via elbows but Dempsey trips him and locks in a Single Leg Boston Crab Crossface combination  as Walker taps out.

Winner: Charlie Dempsey 

We head to another video hyping up Zoey Stark before the Women’s Iron Survivor Challenge at Deadline.

Pretty Deadly with a Christmas Message

NXT Tag Team Champions Pretty Deadly are in the ring. They welcome the NXT Universe to their reading, then take their seat. Pretty Deadly say they wrote the book “themselves”, then begin to read their own version of The Night Before Christmas.

They ask for respect and  declare themselves the greatest NXT Tag Team Champions. They say they have beaten everyone and they will never lose the titles because no one in NXT can match them and stand toe to toe. They say 2023 will be their year. Pretty Deadly go to hug each other and then…..

New Day’s music hits! Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods appear int he NXT Zone!!!!!! Kingston says he thought their story was amazing and Woods says they wanted to hear a story about who they will be defending their NXT Tag Team Titles against at Deadline. Kingston says they mentioned they beat  everyone in NXT and then issues a challenge to them for Saturday at Deadline.

Pretty Deadly try to attack New Day but New Day beath them down. New Day then destroy the special Pretty Deadly Christmas Set and put large presents over their heads and superkick them off the apron to end the segment

The hardest working reporter in all professional wrestling, McKenzie Mitchell confronts Javier Bernal and catches him looking over his shoulder. Mitchell asks if he was looking for Indus Sher and Bernal says he has an uncontrollable twitch. They have a back and forth and Mitchell eventually calls Ikemen Jiro over. She asks him what he thinks of Bernal and Jiro says he’s a big, body chicken.

Thea Hail vs. Isla Dawn

Isla Dawn delivers a snapmare and a kick to Thea Hail’s back. Dawn then tackles Hail. Hail is ready to asctually fight and delivers a few forearms and a back elbow, then hits a suplex and a senton. Hail then went for a pin but Dawn kicked out. That was the extend of her offense as Dawn delivers a kick to Hail’s head, then plants her with an Eye of the Hurricane twice for the win.

Winner: Isla Dawn

After the match,  as Isla Dawn poses in the middle of the ring, the ring fills with smoke and where there is smoke there is FYRE. Alba Fyre appears and launches a surprise attack on Dawn. Referees work to separate both women before Dawn spits her poison mist into one of their faces.

We head to a Kiana James promo ahead of the Women’s Iron Survivor Match.

A Lyra Valkyria promo airs and announces she will be coming to NXT next week.

Tag Team Match Malik Blade & Edris Enofe vs. Josh Briggs & Brooks Jansen

Edris Enofé  gets this started right away as he beats down Brooks Jensen. Malik Blade gets the tag and delivers a dropkick, but Jensen comes back with a bulldog. Enofé tags in again as we see one of Kiana James’ associates slip an envelope into Jensen’s jacket.

Enofé delivers a knee to the back of Jensen’s head, then delivers an elbow drop. Enofe goes for a pin, but Jensen kicks out. Here we go with the crazy end as Von Wagner runs down and begins brawling with Odyssey Jones, allowing Jensen to deliver a spinning heel kick to Enofe. Josh Briggs tags in and they deliver a variation on a half & half lariat combo on Enofe for the win.

Winners: Josh Briggs & Brooks Jansen

Both teams fist bumped out of respect after the match

We then head to a video hyping up Roxanne Perez before the Women’s Iron Survivor Challenge match.

Before Henley heads to the ring, Jensen & Briggs walk in, celebrating their win. Jensen opens the envelope from earlier and reveals it contains tickets for Deadline Henley gets upset and heads to the ring.

Triple Threat Iron Survivor Qualifying Match Indi Hartwell vs. Fallon Henley vs. Wendy Choo

Hartwell delivers a bodyslam to Henley and Choo. Henley & Choo deliver a double superkick and a double dropkick before Hartwell takes them both out with a double clothesline. Hartwell then continues her attack as she delivers a bulldog to Choo, but Henley delivers a kick to Hartwell’s head. Choo and  Henley then exchange forearms before Choo rolls up Henley. Henley kicks out and Choo kicks Henley’s head. Henley returns a kick to Hartwell’s body. Henley now in firm control of the match as she takes both women down, then delivers a forearm to Choo. Harwell delivers a big boot to Choo. Choo is out for a bit.

A bit later, Hartwell throws Henley into Choo who is hanging off the top rope. Henley delivers a forearm to Hartwell and a lariat to Choo, then stacks the two women on one another and delivers an elbow. Henley then hits a bulldog and goes for a pin on Henley but Choo breaks the fall.

All three women are in the middle of the ring and go for broke hitting right hands and forearms before Hartwell knocks down both Choo and Henley. Choo delivers a belly to belly overhead throw to Henley and delivers an elbow, but Hartwell catches her with a spinebuster and goes for a pin. Henley breaks it up.

Hartwell and Henley are featured and they are on the top rope but Choo pulls them both down. Hartwell looks for a big boot on Henley, but Henley low bridges her to the outside. Choo catches Henley with a brainbuster, then hits a splash but Hartwell tosses her out of the ring and delivers a Hidden Blade to the back of Henley’s head for the win.

Winner & Gets Into The Women’s Iron Survivor Challenge: Indi Hartwell

Indi Hartwell showed up to the Toxic Lounge to get in Mandy’s face, taunting her. Hartwell talked about the clock ticking down on Mandy’s title reign

The Waller Effect

Grayson Waller is joined by the participants in the Men’s Iron Survivor Challenge. Grayson Waller hypes up the match and says they will all be linked together forever (Like Batman and Joker). He says he’s honored to share the ring with all of them, then introduces Axiom, Joe Gacy, Carmelo Hayes, & JD McDonagh all while mocking them respectively. We get questions on the Tron.

Question 1:What advantage do you have that will make you the 1st Iron Survivor? Waller answers first and says he knows how to survive because he was on Survivor. Hayes cuts him off and says there was a reason he was the first participant and given the vote of confidence from all of the Legends. Hayes says he never misses. McDonagh cuts him off and brings up the fact he lost the North American Title twice and tells him that he’s been protected since day one in WWE.

JD then says he can go through 25 minutes of hell because he has a bigger tank of gas than any other guy. Waller says he doesn’t need 25 minutes and Hayes says he’s never even gone 25 minutes (HA! sex joke). Gacy then answers the question and says when the stakes are high, people trample one another. Gacy continues saying his practices will allow him to see the field and act accordingly. Axiom says the Iron Survivor Challenge forces competitors to be innovate, which is his greatest advantage. Hayes calls him a nerd and everyone else seemingly agrees as Axiom is THE FACE of the match.

Waller pulls up another question: What position would you like to enter the match? Axiom says first or second to get the most amount of falls. Gacy says that also gives him the greatest chance to accumulate the most penalties. Axiom says he wants JD to enter second because he hasn’t forgotten that he sidelined him a few weeks ago. JD says he should be thanking him it was only weeks and not months and says he will put him in the hospital this time.

Gacy then says he wants to be 4th because he will take advantage of everyone else being fatigued and put them in the penalty box. Hayes says McDonagh & Gacy have both shot their shots while Waller & Axiom are shotting at the logos since they are not at his level. Waller looks angry now. Hayes again says he never misses, but Waller cuts him off and says he’s the favorite.

Things finally got juicy as JD headbutts Waller and everyone starts to brawl with one another. Axiom takes out Hayes with a dive over the top rope while Gacy & McDonagh knock one another out of the ring. Waller takes everyone out with BEAUTY Tope con Hilo with his phone still in his hand. Everyone keeps fighting as refs and suits come out to break them up as the show comes to a close.

NXT Deadline Card (Dec 10th on Peacock)

NXT Title #1 Contenders Iron Survivor Match
Carmelo Hayes vs. JD McDonagh vs. Grayson Waller vs. Joe Gacy vs. Axiom

Women’s Title #1 Contenders Iron Survivor Match
Zoey Stark vs. Roxanne Perez vs. Kiana James vs. Cora Jade vs. Indi Hartwell

NXT Title Match
Bron Breakker (c) vs. Apollo Crews

NXT Tag Team Title Match
Pretty Deadly (c) vs. New Day

Alba Fyre vs. Isla Dawn



NXT TV: December 6, 2022

This was a very entertaining episode of NXT TV. I think this episode did a great job of hyping up the Premium Live Event (PLE) on Saturday. I am very curious to see how the Iron Survivor Challenge Matches will play out. We can have an overbooked mess or a well booked Magum Opus for Triple H and company.

The matches this week were overall okay to good and every story line advanced whether it is part of the PLE or not. All in all, a fun episode of NXT.