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Shawn Michaels details 'Iron Survivor Challenge' matches for NXT Deadline


Shawn Michaels on Tuesday’s NXT revealed a new match concept: the Iron Survivor Challenge.

Michaels announced that a men’s and women’s Iron Survivor Challenge will take place at NXT’s Deadline event on December 10. The winners of those matches will be the new number one contenders for the NXT and NXT Women's titles.

There will be two matches at Deadline, one for men and one for women. Both matches will consist of five challengers. Two competitors will start, with another competitor entering every five minutes until all five competitors are in the match. The person with the most falls in 25 minutes wins. A pinfall will score a competitor one point, and the person who takes the pinfall has to go into a penalty box for 90 seconds.

It was reported earlier on Tuesday that WWE had filed the trademark “Iron Survivor Challenge” on November 10.

Deadline will be NXT’s final premium live event of the year. It will take place the same day as ROH Final Battle and UFC 282.