WWE NXT: NXT Deadline 2023 Announced for This December, New Match for NXT No Mercy, Becky Lynch

WWE Announces NXT Deadline 2023 for This December

WWE announced that this year’s NXT Deadline event will be taking place on December 9th at the Total Mortgage Arena in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

It was also announced that tickets for this upcoming event will officially go on sale starting on October 6th.

While not specially announced, the graphic for the upcoming event revealed that the Iron Survivor Challenge match will be making its return at this upcoming event.

Official press release:

NXT Deadline set for Bridgeport, CT on December 9

STAMFORD, Conn., September 28, 2023 – WWE®, part of TKO Group Holdings (NYSE: TKO), today announced that NXT Deadline will take place live at Total Mortgage Arena in Bridgeport, Conn. on Saturday, December 9.

This marks the fifth state that NXT will tour in 2023.

Tickets for NXT Deadline go on sale Friday, October 6 at 10 a.m. ET via www.ticketmaster.com. Exclusive pre-sale opportunities will be available beginning Wednesday, October 4 at 10 a.m. ET. To learn more about registering for pre-sale opportunities, please visit: https://www.wwe.com/nxtdeadline-presale.

NXT Deadline will feature the biggest Superstars from NXT in action, including NXT Champion Carmelo Hayes, Tiffany Stratton, Ilja Dragunov, Roxanne Perez, NXT Tag Team Champions Tony D’Angelo and Channing “Stacks” Lorenzo, Bron Breakker, and more.

NXT Deadline will stream live exclusively on Peacock in the United States and WWE Network everywhere else.

Pre-Show Match Announced for NXT No Mercy, Updated Card

NXT head booker Shawn Michaels held a media scrum earlier today. One of the topics discussed included Michaels officially announcing one new match for the card of NXT No Mercy, which takes place on September 30th in Bakersfield, California.

This new match was announced to be a Pre-show match of Kelani Jordan vs. Blair Davenport.

This match was initially setup following this past Tuesday’s NXT show involving Jordan issuing a challenge to Davenport for a match between the two at the event.

Updated card for NXT No Mercy:

  • NXT Championship – Ilja Dragunov vs. Carmelo Hayes (c)
  • NXT Women’s Championship Extreme Rules match – Tiffany Stratton vs. Becky Lynch (c)
  • NXT North American Championship Special Guest Referee match – Trick Williams vs. Dominik Mysterio (c) with guest ref Dragon Lee
  • NXT Heritage Cup – Butch vs. Noam Dar (c)
  • NXT Tag Team Championship Fatal Four-Way match – Los Lotharios (Angel Garza & Humberto Carillo) vs. The Creed Brothers (Julius & Brutus Creed) vs. Lucien Prince & Bronco Nima vs. Stacks & Tony D’Angelo (c)
  • Bron Breakker vs. Baron Corbin
  • Pre-show: Kelani Jordan vs. Blair Davenport

Becky Lynch Comments on Winning the NXT Women’s Championship

The New York Post held a recent interview with Becky Lynch. One of the topics discussed included Lynch’s thoughts about her recent NXT Women’s Championship victory.

“It very much wasn’t about checking boxes. It was one of those things where there was a little bit of proving to myself how far I’ve come along, writing those wrongs of the past, being very much seen as the fourth Horsewomen. Being in line for title shots in NXT out of circumstances, but not because I was actually the one, but because I happened to be there at the right time. So being able to go back and win that and feel like I vindicated my younger self is very, very nice. But really I think the main thing for me is elevating the NXT title, elevating the NXT brand and being able to work with the younger talent that will have the opportunity to go for a main event of WrestleMania, things that weren’t in place when I was in NXT.

I feel like when I’m able to do that, when I’m able to work with these women that want to go there then it only brings them up. It only elevates them. It only shows them what they’re missing, that they have to do. And then it shows me how good the future is and that makes me excited and at times puts a little bit of chip on my shoulder and lets me know I’m still the top dog around here and I’m gonna fight all of y’all.”

Lynch also gave her thoughts about getting to work with up-and-coming wrestlers in NXT.

“I love being able to be in that position. I love getting to work with different people and people that are hungry, people that are trying to come up and be great and trying to impart whatever knowledge that I have.

When we were coming up, myself, Charlotte, Sasha [Banks], Bayley, with all credit to the women who had been here as great as they were they have never been in the spots that we have been in. Seth Rollins was able to work with John Cena. John Cena was able to work with Edge and all these people got to learn from people that have been in the spots that they want to get into. We never had all of that. We were kind of learning as we go, learning from each other. I think getting to be in the ring with people who have been where you want to go accelerated that process.”