Shawn Michaels announces Iron Survivor Challenge matches

Nov 15, 2022 - by Marc Middleton

WWE Hall of Famer & Senior Vice President of Talent Development Creative Shawn Michaels has announced the inaugural Iron Survivor Challenge matches for the WWE NXT brand.

Michaels appeared on tonight’s NXT show in a pre-recorded video and said while NXT is all about focusing on developing stars of tomorrow, the brand is also about developing innovation. Michaels said a revolutionary new match, never-before-done in WWE history, will take place at NXT Deadline on Saturday, December 10 and it will be called the Iron Survivor Challenge. Michaels then announced the following details:

* There will be two Iron Survivor Challenge matches, one for the men’s division and one for the women’s division

* The winner will be named the Iron Survivor, and they will become the new #1 contender to receive a future title shot at the NXT Title or the NXT Women’s Title

* 5 Superstars will compete in each match, they will battle each other and the clock. 2 Superstars will star the match, and every 5 minutes a new Superstar will enter until all 5 are in. The goal is to have the most falls when the clock hits 25:00

* Falls are won by pinfall, submission or disqualification, and they can be called at any time. When a Superstar wins a fall, they get 1 point. When they lose a fall, they are forced out of the ring and into a penalty box for 90 seconds. Once the 90 seconds are up, the Superstar can re-enter the match

* The Superstar with the most falls at 25 minutes will be named the Iron Survivor and the #1 contender to the NXT Title or the NXT Women’s Title

* The participants will be announced in the coming weeks

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3 Responses

  1. Stonz says:

    While I can appreciate the effort to try and do something new and innovative, this just sounds so…. cheesy… and random lol. Not sure if this will work out in the long run/be repeated in the future or not.

  2. art123guy says:

    Soooo glad to see that even though Vince is gone, his wacky, over complicated, multi wrestler match stipulations live on.

  3. Luke says:

    Anyone else getting a December to Dismember 2006 vibe here?
    Also, anyone else in favor of the novel concept of having a PPV made up entirely of straight up singles and tag team matches?

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