Roxanne Perez became the first-ever Iron Survivor Challenge winner in history as she defeated Cora Jade, Zoey Stark, Indi Hartwell, and Kiana James on Saturday night at NXT Deadline to earn a shot at the NXT Women’s Championship. Perez hit her signature Pop Rox on her former friend turned rival Jade to get the winning fall.
.@roxanne_wwe makes history!#NXTDeadline #IronSurvivor pic.twitter.com/9rSPXVC95Q
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) December 11, 2022
The Iron Survivor Challenge was a brand new match type for WWE as five competitors compete to earn the most falls in a match. The match has a 25-minute time limit. If a competitor was pinned, they were forced into the penalty box on the outside before being released back into action after 90 seconds.
Perez was able to get two falls despite having to go to the penalty box on two separate occasions, which proved to be enough. Stark, Hartwell, and Jade all had one fall while James was unable to get any points in the match.
This will be Perez’s second opportunity at the Mandy Rose and the NXT Women’s Championship as she earned one previously by winning the NXT Women’s Breakout Tournament earlier this year. Time will tell when the Women’s Iron Survivor Challenge winner will get her shot at Rose but there’s no denying that she can be the one to end the champion’s historic reign.
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