WWE Announce Brand New Match Type For NXT Deadline

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WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels has unveiled the brand new match type that will be introduced at NXT Deadline to find the next title challengers.

NXT Deadline is the next premium live event for the white and gold brand and will take place on December 10th. The event is already sure to be history-making after a brand new match type never before seen in WWE was announced as taking place by Shawn Michaels.

Michaels introduced the world to the Iron Survivor Challenge on NXT television with a men’s and women’s match taking place at Deadline. The winners of the five-person matches will be declared the number one contenders for the NXT and NXT Women’s Championship.

The rules for the bout were laid out on and are as follows:

  • Five superstars will compete in this unique 25-minute Match as they battle each other and the clock.
  • Two superstars will start the match and every five minutes a new superstar will enter the match until all five are in the ring.
  • The goal is to have the most falls when the clock hits 25 minutes.
  • Falls can be won at any time via pinfall, submission, or disqualification.
  • When a superstar scores a fall they will earn one point.
  • However, when a superstar loses a fall, that superstar must pay the penalty. 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 who has scored the most falls when the clock hits 25 minutes will be named the Iron Survivor and become the No. 1 Contender for the NXT Championship and NXT Women’s Championship respectively