|Date||December 10, 2022|
|Venue||WWE Performance Center|
|WWE Network event chronology|
NXT Deadline (stylized as DEADL1NE) was a professional wrestling livestreaming event produced by WWE. It was held primarily for wrestlers from the promotion's NXT brand division. The event took place on Saturday, December 10, 2022, at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. Deadline replaced NXT WarGames as the brand's December event, as the WarGames concept was moved to the main roster for that year's Survivor Series event for the Raw and SmackDown brands. Additionally, Deadline debuted the Iron Survivor Challenge match-type in WWE, with one each for the men and women.
Five matches were contested at the event. In the main event, Bron Breakker defeated Apollo Crews to retain the NXT Championship. In other prominent matches, SmackDown's The New Day (Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods) defeated Pretty Deadly (Elton Prince and Kit Wilson) to win the NXT Tag Team Championship, becoming the third WWE Tag Team Triple Crown Champions, winning their record 12th WWE Tag Team Championship as a team, and Kingston's record 15th WWE Tag Team Title individually. Grayson Waller won the Men's Iron Survivor Challenge, while in the opening bout, Roxanne Perez won the Women's Iron Survivor Challenge.
On October 15, 2022, the American professional wrestling promotion WWE filed to trademark the name "NXT Deadline" for their developmental brand, NXT. During a media conference on October 21 the night before NXT Halloween Havoc, WWE executive Shawn Michaels confirmed that NXT's next livestreaming event would be Deadline. It was scheduled to be held on Saturday, December 10 at NXT's home venue, the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida, and aired on Peacock in the United States and the WWE Network in international markets. Deadline replaced NXT WarGames as the brand's December event, after the WarGames concept was moved to the main roster for the 2022 Survivor Series for the Raw and SmackDown brands.
|Spanish commentators||Marcelo Rodríguez|
|Ring announcer||Alicia Taylor|
|Pre-show panel||Sam Roberts|
NXT Deadline included several matches. The matches resulted from scripted storylines, where wrestlers portrayed heroes, villains, or less distinguishable characters to build tension and culminate in a wrestling match or series of matches. Results were predetermined by WWE's writers on the NXT brand, while storylines were produced on the weekly television program, NXT, and the supplementary online streaming show, Level Up.
On the November 15 episode of NXT, WWE executive Shawn Michaels announced a new match format for WWE called the Iron Survivor Challenge, which would occur at Deadline, with one each for the men and women. The rules are as follows:
On the November 29 episode of NXT, the first four contestants for the men's Iron Survivor Challenge were revealed as Carmelo Hayes, JD McDonagh, Grayson Waller, and Joe Gacy, while for the women's match, Zoey Stark, Cora Jade, Roxanne Perez, and Kiana James were revealed as the first four participants. The following week, Axiom won the fifth and final spot in the men's match by defeating Von Wagner and Andre Chase in a triple threat match, while Indi Hartwell won the fifth and final spot in the women's by defeating Wendy Choo and Fallon Henley, also in a triple threat match.
On the November 15 episode of NXT, Apollo Crews warned NXT Champion Bron Breakker that his goal was to become champion. Later, after Crews' match, Breakker appeared to confront him. The following week, Breakker was scheduled to defend the NXT Championship against Crews at Deadline.
On the December 6 episode of NXT, while NXT Tag Team Champions Pretty Deadly (Elton Prince and Kit Wilson) were reading a Christmas story, they were interrupted by SmackDown roster members The New Day (Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods), who attacked the duo and challenged them for the titles. The match was made official for Deadline.
On the November 15 episode of NXT, Alba Fyre lost her NXT Women's Championship match thanks to interference from Isla Dawn, who made her NXT debut. On the December 6 episode, Fyre attacked Dawn after the latter's match. Later that night, a match between Fyre and Dawn was made official for Deadline.
|1D||Ivy Nile (with Tatum Paxley) defeated Lash Legend||Singles match||-|
|2D||Chase University (Duke Hudson and Andre Chase) (with Thea Hail) defeated Javier Bernal and Xyon Quinn||Tag team match||-|
|3||Roxanne Perez (2) defeated Zoey Stark (1), Cora Jade (1), Kiana James (0), and Indi Hartwell (1)||Women's Iron Survivor Challenge to determine the #1 contender for the NXT Women's Championship||25:00|
|4||Isla Dawn defeated Alba Fyre by pinfall||Singles match||9:52|
|5||The New Day (Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods) defeated Pretty Deadly (Elton Prince and Kit Wilson) (c) by pinfall||Tag team match for the NXT Tag Team Championship||14:05|
|6||Grayson Waller (3) defeated Carmelo Hayes (2), JD McDonagh (0), Joe Gacy (2), and Axiom (2)||Men's Iron Survivor Challenge to determine the #1 contender for the NXT Championship||25:00|
|7||Bron Breakker (c) defeated Apollo Crews by pinfall||Singles match for the NXT Championship||14:34|
|Score||Point Winner||Fall Loser||Decision||Notes||Time|
|0–0–0–0–1||Zoey Stark||Roxanne Perez||Pinfall||Pinned after the K-360||9:31|
|1–0–0–0–1||Cora Jade||Kiana James||Pinfall||Pinned after a superkick||12:38|
|1–1–0–0–1||Indi Hartwell||Roxanne Perez||Pinfall||Pinned after a big boot||16:00|
|1–1–0–1–1||Roxanne Perez||Zoey Stark||Pinfall||Pinned with a schoolgirl||18:37|
|1–1–0–2–1||Roxanne Perez||Cora Jade||Pinfall||Pinned after Pop Rocks||23:01|
|Score||Point Winner||Fall Loser||Decision||Notes||Time|
|0–1–0–0–0||Carmelo Hayes||Axiom||Pinfall||Pinned after a swinging vertical suplex on McDonagh onto Axiom||7:12|
|0–1–1–0–0||Grayson Waller||Axiom||Pinfall||Pinned after a stunner||10:13|
|0–1–2–0–0||Grayson Waller||JD McDonagh||Pinfall||Pinned after a stunner||10:17|
|1–1–2–0–0||Axiom||Grayson Waller||Pinfall||Pinned with a roll-up||14:14|
|2–1–2–0–0||Axiom||JD McDonagh||Pinfall||Pinned after the Golden Ratio||14:36|
|2–1–2–0–1||Joe Gacy||Axiom||Submission||Submitted to the Rings of Saturn||16:02|
|2–1–2–0–2||Joe Gacy||Carmelo Hayes||Pinfall||Pinned after the Upside-Down World||17:11|
|2–2–2–0–2||Carmelo Hayes||Grayson Waller||Submission||Submitted to a crossface||19:24|
|2–2–3–0–2||Grayson Waller||Axiom||Pinfall||Pinned after Hayes hit Axiom with a diving leg drop||24:30|