Wes Lee must win a Fatal 4-Way in order to challenge Dirty Dom at NXT Deadline

Wes Lee must win a Fatal 4-Way Match in order to challenge“Dirty” Dominik Mysterio at NXT Deadline, and in an added twist, his competitors competitors will be former North American Champions! Wes Lee demanded a championship opportunity from Mysterio, but the champion refused and revealed the difficult challenge that will see “Big” Bronson Reed, Cameron Grimes and Johnny Gargano all return to NXT amd stand in Lee's way to go to NXT Deadline. Who will come out on top in this star-studded Fatal 4-Way Match?

– We are live inside the CWC where the camera pans the crowd as Vic Joseph and Booker T welcome us to the show.

– We head to the ring for our opening contest, which will feature the NXT World Tag-Team Championships on-the-line, as The Family duo of Tony D'Angelo and Stacks take on Angel Garza and Humberto Carrillo after being attacked by them last week.

NXT World Tag-Team Championship Match: The Family (C) vs. Angel Garza & Humberto Carrillo

Garza and Carrillo make their way out and are already ambushed from behind by the champs. D'Angelo and Stacks beat Garza and Carrillo down to ringside and hit a big double-team spot. The bell sounds and we're officially off-and-running with this one. Stacks works over Garza in the corner.

Stacks takes back over and tags in D'Angelo, who picks up where he left off, taking it to the challengers and dominating on offense with ease here in the early goings. Stacks tags back in and Garza and Carrillo take over. They isolate Stacks in their half of the ring and utilize frequent tags to keep a fresh man on him at all times.

Now we see Garza and Carrillo with Stacks on the top-rope. They hit a double-team spot to bring him down the hard way. They stay on the ropes taunting the booing crowd as we shift gears and head into a mid-match commercial break as this opening title tilt continues.

When we return, we see Garza and Carrillo dominating the action. Garza hits a missile drop kick, but moments later, D'Angelo and Stacks take over. D'Angelo launches Stacks onto one of the challengers at ringside and he covers the other in the ring after their Bada Bing Bada Boom finisher for the win.

Winners and STILL NXT World Tag-Team Champions: The Family

– The "earlier today" social media exclusive segment that saw Ilja Dragunov and Nathan Frazer trade words in a tense backstage segment airs. After that, we see Jerry "The King" Lawler's video announcing the final two Iron Survivor Challenge Qualifying matches for tonight.

Women's Iron Survivor Challenge Qualifying Match: Kelani Jordan vs. Kiana James

Back inside the CWC, the theme for the first competitor in our women's Iron Survivor Challenge qualifying match makes her way out and heads to the ring as we settle into a quick pre-match commercial break.

When we return, we see our first of three video packages telling the NXT North American Championship back-history for three of Wes Lee's challengers in tonight's Fatal-4-Way title eliminator, which features him taking on three former North American title-holders. The first one to air is on Johnny Gargano.

Now we return inside the CWC backstage where we see Josh Briggs and Brooks Jensen backstage with Fallon Henley talking about the Iron Survivor Challenge and how Briggs qualified. Up comes Lexis King taking credit for Briggs' win. He gives Briggs props and Henley, but then stirs the pot by saying no one put Jensen in a qualifier.

Briggs speaks up and tells King he and his beard can take centerstage tonight. It's gonna be Brooks Jensen taking him on. King says it sounds like a party and walks off. We see social media footage of Nikita Lyons hitting a heavy bag and then she is shown in a cameo appearance in the crowd as Vic Joseph says she is nearing her return.

The theme for Kiana James hits and out she comes with her trademark bag in-hand as the fans boo. She makes her way down to the ring for the final women's Iron Survivor Challenge qualifying match ahead of NXT Deadline 2023 next month. The bell sounds and off we go with this one.

We see Jordan faring well early on, but James starts cutting some corners, such as pulling Jordan's hair behind the referee's back. This leads to James taking over on offense. Jordan hits a big counter after several minutes on the defensive and she knocks James out to the floor. She follows her out to continue the attack.

Back in the ring, James takes back over. She knocks Jordan out to the floor on the opposite side of the ringside area and then hoists Jordan up and dumps her on the commentary desk. On that note, we shift gears and head into a mid-match commercial break as this Women's Iron Survivor Challenge Qualifier continues.

Soon after we return, we see Roxanne Perez gain a measure of revenge on Kiana James as she distracts her by coming out and ringing the ring bell. When James is distracted by this, Jordan blasts her with a big kick for the win. With the win, Jordan qualifies for the Women's Iron Survior Challenge.

Winner and QUALIFYING for Women's Iron Survivor Challenge: Kelani Jordan

– We head backstage and we see Alpha Academy standing by. They all talk into the camera and send a message to Noam Dar and The Meta-Four. They ultimately challenge them to a six-person mixed tag-team match for next week's show. They want their answer by the end of the night. We head to another commercial break.

– When we return we see NXT Anonymous footage that appears to link Lexis King to the mystery attack of Trick Williams. Booker T grills Vic Joseph about blaming Carmelo Hayes when it wraps up.

Now we shoot to Andre Chase, who is at a podium with Duke Hudson, Thea Hail and Jacy Jane. Chase addresses the "media" in attendance at this "press conference" to address the "controversy" surrounding Chase U being under investigation.

Chase says there has been gambling and misuse of university funds. He says as head of Chase U he takes full responsibility for the difficulties that he has put Chase U through. He says he will work hard to pay off the debts and restore Chase U to what it was. That's all he can share for now.

He opens up the floor to questions. He is asked about how much he owes. He won't say the amount but says it's significant. He is asked about the gambling but he won't answer that either. He is asked if there is something he wants to say to the student body. He says if it isn't resolved soon, everything they have done to build up the student body at Chase U will be ruined. No further questions.

Men's Iron Survivor Challenge Qualifying Match: Bron Breakker vs. Eddy Thorpe

Back inside the CWC, Bron Breakker's theme hits and out comes the former multiple-time NXT World Champion for our final men's qualifying match for the Iron Survivor Challenge at NXT Deadline 2023. He settles in the ring to a ton of boos and then his entrance tune fades down.

Now the theme for his opponent hits and out comes former NXT Underground bad ass Eddy Thorpe. He makes his way to the ring to a pretty good reaction. Thorpe's ribs are heavily taped after the three-on-one beatdown he endured last week on the show.

The bell sounds and we're officially off-and-running with this one. We see Breakker jump into an early dominant offensive lead in what turns into a one-sided match from the word "go." As Breakker continues to dominate, we head into a mid-match commercial break as the action continues. When we return, he pulls off the easy win to qualify.

Winner and QUALIFYING for Men's Iron Survivor Challenge: Bron Breakker

– We head backstage where Carmelo Hayes comes in and asks Trick Williams if he saw the NXT Anonymous footage that seemed to show Lexis King being the one to attack Trick. Hayes wants to set a plan to get him back. Trick doesn't want to do anything stupid and screw up his chances in the Iron Survivor Challenge. Hayes says he doesn't have a prize to focus on.

– In another backstage segment in the women's locker room, it is announced per Shawn Michaels that next week's show will feature "Last Chance" matches for one more man and woman who didn't qualify over the past few weeks for the Iron Survivor Challenge matches at Deadline to get one more shot. All of the women end up brawling.

Ilja Dragunov vs. Nathan Frazer

Back in the arena, NXT World Champion Ilja Dragunov makes his way down to the ring looking as tense as ever. "The Mad Dragon" settles in the ring as we head into a quick pre-match commercial break.

When we return, Nathan Frazer's theme hits and out he comes for this one-on-one showdown set up earlier tonight in a backstage segment before the show. Dragunov charges at Frazer as soon as the bell sounds and he takes it to him with a vengeance. He hits a big suplex as fans chant "Suplex City."

He goes for a power bomb but Frazer counters and finally gets in some offense. He gets Dragunov down and looks for the Phoenix Splash off the top-rope but Dragunov avoids it. Dragunov answers back with a power-bomb and then an H-Bomb. He hits another two more and then scores the win.

Winner: Ilja Dragunov

– After the match, Baron Corbin appears on the big screen and taunts Ilja Dragunov. He tells him they'll be face-to-face next week for the final time before NXT Deadline, when he takes his title, which is the only thing Dragunov has so he, Corbin, will have everything finally.

– Backstage, we see McKenzie Mitchell standing by with NXT Women's Champion Lyra Valkyria. She asks who is going to be next for her. Up comes Fallon Henley who vows to walk out of Deadline as the Iron Survivor Challenge winner. She says she'll be next for Valkyria. Valkyria says she has never doubted her talents.

– A video package airs for our next match of the evening, which features the beauty queen Arianna Grace going one-on-one against third degree black belt in karate, Karmen Petrovic. After the video wraps up, we head into a pre-match commercial break.

– When we return, Noam Dar and The Meta-Four accept Alpha Academy's challenge for a mixed tag bout for next week. We then see Joe Gacy in another odd-ball video segment, this time with him under the ring during a match talking about how everyone views him as lower than them, so it's the perfect place for him.

Arianna Grace vs. Karmen Petrovic

Back inside the CWC, Arianna Grace is wrapping up her ring entrance in progress. The theme for Karmen Petrovic plays and out she comes for our second-to-last match of the evening. The bell sounds and we're officially off-and-running with this one.

Grace does well early on, but Petrovic takes over. Petrovic taunts Grace, doing the "kiss my hand" beauty queen taunt to the beauty queen herself. Grace charges at her but she uses some karate to isolate her arm and continue her offensive attack.

Joe Gacy pops out from under the ring and steals the ring bell out of nowhere. He runs off as we head into a mid-match commercial break. When we return from the break, we see Petrovic continuing to dominate the offense. Grace hits a thumb to the eye behind the ref's back and follows up with her finisher for the win. Joe Gacy appears in the crowd to ring the bell.

Winner: Arianna Grace

– Now we shoot backstage where Wes Lee is interviewed ahead of his title eliminator fatal-four-way tonight against three former NXT North American Champions. He talks about each of them and how he is ready to put on a performance. Back in the arena, Josh Briggs and Fallon Henley lead Brooks Jensen to the ring for our next match.

Brooks Jensen vs. Lexis King

Lexis King's theme hits next and out he comes. He settles in the ring, the bell sounds and we're officially off-and-running with this one. The action spills out to the floor where Jensen fires back with big forearm shots to King at ringside. He heads to the middle rope and hits a turning splash onto King on the floor. On that note, we head into a mid-match commercial break.

When we return, we see Jensen beating down King when Carmelo Hayes runs down to the ring and hops on the apron. Josh Briggs runs up to deal with him so Jensen isn't disqualified. The distraction allows King to hit his corkscrew finisher for the pin fall victory.

Winner: Lexis King

– Vic Joseph and Booker T confirm the "Last Chance" women's and men's qualifiers for the Iron Survivor Challenge for next week's show. Also confirmed is Alpha Academy vs. Noam Dar and The Meta-Four in a mixed tag bout, and Ilja Dragunov and Baron Corbin will go face-to-face ahead of their NXT Championship showdown at NXT Deadline 2023.

NXT North American Title Eliminator Match: Wes Lee vs. Bronson Reed vs. Cameron Grimes vs. Johnny Gargano

Back live inside the CWC, Wes Lee's theme hits and out he comes. As he makes his way to the ring for his big opportunity to earn a shot at the NXT North American Championship at Deadline 2023, the reigning and defending title-holder makes his way down to the ringside area, as Dominik Mysterio joins Vic and Booker on special guest commentary for this one.

The theme for "Big" Bronson Reed hits next and out he comes. He settles in the ring and then Cameron Grimes' entrance tune plays. He settles inside the squared circle to a good pop. Johnny Gargano's theme hits and as Johnny Wrestling comes out, the NXT Universe goes absolutely bonkers.

Now the bell sounds and we're officially off-and-running with this high-stakes Fatal-4-Way title eliminator main event, where Wes Lee must get past three former NXT North American Champions to earn a potential shot at the reigning title-holder "Dirty" Dominik Mysterio at NXT Deadline 2023.

As Gargano jumps into an early offensive lead, we head to a mid-match commercial break. When we return, we see Reed dominating the action. He and Grimes duke it out while Lee and Gargano are down. Dom is talking about his "Mami" Rhea Ripley on commentary.

Each guy starts to hit near-fall attempts after connecting with their various trademark moves and finishers. Dom starts to look nervous as the camera checks in with him on special guest commentary as Wes Lee is firing up on offense.

Ivar hits the scene and attacks Bronson Reed, which leads to Lee hitting a Cardiac Kick on Grimes for the pin fall victory. With the win, Lee will now challenge Dom-Dom for the North American title at Deadline 2023. Dom stands up from the desk and he and Lee stare each other down.

Winner and NEW No. 1 Contender for NXT North American title: Wes Lee

– Now we shoot to the parking lot where we see Roxanne Perez and Kiana James engaged in an incredibly wild, violent brawl. They are swinging like crazy as refs and officials rush to the scene to try and break them up. That's how this week's show goes off the air. Thanks for joining us!