Shawn Michaels revealed where and when NXT’s next PLE will take place.
During a media call ahead of NXT No Mercy, Shawn Michaels announced that NXT’s next premium live event would be Deadline, emanating from Bridgeport, CT on December 9th. A press release from WWE contained more details and read as follows:
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.
Does Shawn Michaels Want CM Punk IN WWE NXT?
Elsewhere on the media call, Michaels addressed the possibility of CM Punk joining NXT. When asked by Nick Hausman of Haus of Wrestling whether he’d welcome the Second City Savior to WWE’s third brand, Michaels had this to say:
“I always enjoy working with Phil. Again, I didn’t get to do it much, but I don’t know. I’ll say this. I understood him. I think there were, whether you want to say there were similarities in us. Look, I can’t lie. He, once again, we were at TV, and he once pulled out of his wallet, right there on the spot, a little autograph that I guess I had apparently signed for him in a hotel that he still had. So, I’ve always liked him.
“And I understand he’s a different kind of cat and can sometimes be challenging to get along with people, but again, that’s probably why I like him because I suffer from the same thing. So, but still, look, obviously, that’s for people to decide, higher up on the food chain than I am.
“He’s a guy that does numbers and makes money. I think that would be a risk, reward ratio that I’m sure, from a company standpoint, they’d have to consider, but when it comes to, would we take him in NXT and have him on our television? Are you kidding me? Of course, I would. I just don’t think anybody would let me.” (h/t Haus of Wrestling)