Shawn Michaels appeared on NXT this week to make a huge announcement regarding the Iron Survivor Challenge for NXT Deadline. The Heartbreak Kid threw a subtle shot at AEW’s ranking system as well.

Shawn Michaels, Road Dogg, X-Pac, Alundra Blayze, and Molly Holly appeared in a video package to reveal their picks for the men and women’s Iron Survivor Series Challenge during NXT this week.

Explaining his criteria for picking the participants for the innovative matchup, Michaels said wins, losses and analytics don’t matter to him. Fans on Twitter took it as a jab towards AEW’s ranking system.

“I don’t mean that from a win & losses or analytics standpoint.”


NXT Deadline will emanate from the WWE Performance Center on December 10, 2022. Keep reading Ringside News for more from the white and gold brand.

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Manik Aftab

Manik Aftab serves as a news writer at Ringside News. He has covered pro wrestling and sports entertainment for a variety of publications, including Sportskeeda Wrestling, The Sportster, and WrestleZone. Outside of his professional duties, Manik likes to indulge in fiction, thrillers, comics, manga, and anime.

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