Shawn Michaels Announces New Match Type – The Iron Survivor Challenge

WWE Hall of Famer and head of NXT Shawn Michaels has announced a brand new match stipulation for NXT.

The match has been called the Iron Survivor Challenge, and will be debuting at the NXT Deadline Premium Live Event on Saturday December 12th. The match will feature 5 men and 5 women in their respective matches, with the winner going on to challenge for their respective top title in NXT at a later date.

As posted on, the rules for the Iron Survivor Challenge 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

At the time of writing, no competitors have been announced for either Iron Challenge match.

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