No Mercy, a name steeped in WWE history, has made sporadic appearances for over two decades. On September 30, 2023, this iconic event debuts in the realm of NXT, marking yet another revival of a dormant premium live event (PLE) name, alongside the likes of WarGames and The Great American Bash. It’s been a while since WWE fans witnessed No Mercy, as the last occurrence was in 2017, featuring Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins teaming up to retain the Raw Tag Team Championships.
The stage is set for NXT’s inaugural No Mercy on Saturday, September 30, 2023, with the main card kicking off at 8 pm EST. For those eager to dive into the action early, the kickoff show begins at 7 pm EST. As is customary with WWE PLEs, viewers in the United States can catch the event live on Peacock, while fans worldwide can tune in via the WWE Network or their respective broadcasting services.
Let’s delve into the exciting matches announced for the No Mercy card:
1. Extreme Rules Showdown for the NXT Women’s Championship: Becky Lynch vs. Tiffany Stratton
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Becky Lynch’s return to NXT has been nothing short of explosive. Eager to capture the Women’s Title, Lynch wasted no time in achieving her goal. However, former champion Tiffany Stratton has shown she won’t back down easily, resorting to a steel chair attack on Lynch during a tag team bout. In response, Lynch has proposed an Extreme Rules match for their rematch at No Mercy. Brace yourselves for a fierce battle where Stratton could seize the spotlight with a career-defining victory.
2. NXT Championship Clash: Carmelo Hayes vs. Ilja Dragunov
Ilja Dragunov, the formidable Russian Superstar, previously attempted to unseat Carmelo Hayes at the Great American Bash but fell short. Now, Dragunov receives a second chance at glory, aiming to dethrone Hayes in a match bound to steal the show. Dragunov’s in-ring prowess often goes underrated, making this encounter a potential classic. As Hayes appears main roster-ready, could this be the night Dragunov claims the NXT Championship?
3. NXT North American Championship Bout: Dominik Mysterio vs. Mustafa Ali
Dominik Mysterio’s stellar run in WWE during 2023 has been nothing short of extraordinary, marked by record-setting performances and title triumphs. Now, with Rhea Ripley in his corner, Mysterio faces Mustafa Ali in a bid to retain the NXT North American Championship. Despite the odds, Mysterio’s impressive title reign could continue, proving that he’s here to stay in NXT.
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4. Bron Breakker vs. Baron Corbin: A Collision of Titans
Bron Breakker’s relentless pursuit of dominance in NXT continues as he clashes with Baron Corbin. Breakker’s brutal assault on Von Wagner and his ensuing rivalry with Corbin sets the stage for a thrilling showdown. However, could Wagner’s unexpected interference tip the scales in Corbin’s favor at No Mercy?
As No Mercy inches closer, the NXT universe eagerly anticipates a night of unforgettable moments, fierce rivalries, and potentially career-changing victories.