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WWE NXT Deadline 2023: LEGENDS open the show

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WWE Hall of Famer and company legend Shawn Michaels appeared to start off WWE NXT Deadline 2023, followed shortly by CM Punk.

The reason that Punk showed up was part of his ongoing storyline as a free agent, whether he would sign with RAW, SmackDown or NXT.

Michaels, being the man behind NXT these days, was clearly trying to get Punk to join the gold brand, but after a pretty weird back and forth Punk’s music went off and the segment just kind of ended.

WWE NXT Deadline 2023: Shawn Michaels and CM Punk

Here is the full card for tonight:

  • WWE NXT Champion Ilja Dragunov vs. Baron Corbin
  • Men’s Iron Survivor Challenge (winner becomes the #1 contender for the NXT Title): Dijak vs. Trick Williams vs. Josh Briggs vs. Bron Breakker vs. Tyler Bate
  • Women’s Iron Survivor Challenge (winner becomes the #1 contender for the NXT Women’s Title): Tiffany Stratton vs. Lash Legend vs. Blair Davenport vs. Kelani Jordan vs. Fallon Henley
  • NXT North American Champion Dominik Mysterio vs. Dragon Lee
  • Steel Cage Match: Roxanne Perez vs. Kiana James
  • Carmelo Hayes vs. Lexis King
  • Kickoff Match: Axiom vs. Nathan Fraszer

The WWE Network makes it easy for fans in the UK to watch this extravaganza back on demand from the comfort of their living rooms.

Available for a monthly fee of just £9.99 on a rolling contract, the network offers live streams of all WWE Premium Live Events, including WrestleMania, Royal Rumble, Money in The Bank, SummerSlam and Survivor Series.

Fans in the United States can also watch the full event back in full via Peacock, the streaming service from NBC that is available from $5.99 a month (+tax) or $59.99 per year (+tax).

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