Wes Lee was supposed to challenge Dominik Mysterio for the North American championship at tonight’s (Sat., Dec. 9, 2023) NXT Deadline premium live event in Bridgeport, Connecticut, but a back injury forced him to withdraw. Dragon Lee was chosen to replace him, with Rey Mysterio, still on crutches, electing to accompany him.
Early on, commentary repeatedly made note of the fact that Dom was out on his own, with The Judgment Day nowhere to be found. That included Rhea Ripley, who the crowd spent the first minute of the match chanting “we want Mami” for.
She never showed up.
And it cost Dirty Dom dearly.
Indeed, Lee did what he’s been doing for weeks now, putting together fantastic match after fantastic match. He took Mysterio into deep waters and, without any outside interference, simply pinned Dom clean right there in the middle of the ring.
Lee may be doing his thing on SmackDown now, but he’s going to have to stick around in NXT for a bit longer.
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