On this week’s episode of NXT, the women who will be participating in the NXT Iron Survivor Challenge were announced. This challenge will happen on NXT’s Deadline on Saturday, December 10, 2022. The winner of the match will be the new number-one contender for the NXT Women’s Championship. The current champion, Mandy Rose just hit 400 days as champion. Another impressive milestone.
On the women’s end of this, Molly Holly and Alundra Blaze assisted Shawn Michaels with announcing the five women that will be in this challenge. Four names are announcing today.
Roxanne Perez, Kiana James, Zoey Stark, and Cora Jade.
Who will round out the fields #NXTDeadline's Iron Survivor Challenge?#WWENXT pic.twitter.com/g1bf2j7lNc — WWE NXT (@WWENXT) November 30, 2022
These were interesting choices as at least Zoey and Roxanne had a shot at the NXT Women’s title previously. Cora did ruin Roxanne’s chance and Zoey was unsuccessful in her match. Kiana was a pleasant surprise for me. Indi Hartwell, Wendy Choo, and Fallon Henley in a triple-threat match next week on Tuesday, December 6, 2022. The wild card match is something I’m particularly interested in. The women involved are the ones who have been making progress on NXT.
Indi Hartwell is a woman that seemed a bit lost after the dismantling of her group, which had Johnny Gargano, Candice Lerae, and Austin Theory. The relationship with Dexter Lumis also seemed to have taken a back seat. It has been nice to see Indi finally find her footing and win matches. Wendy Choo also is someone who has also had a match for the NXT women’s title but lost. I’m looking forward to seeing if Wendy will be the fifth participant and maybe even become the number one contender. Fallon has also had experience wrestling Mandy.
This match next week is one to watch leading up to Deadline. Who knows one of these women could be the one to knock Mandy off of her throne.