WWE Worlds Collide

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WWE Worlds Collide was a two-day show of professional wrestling by WWE that happened at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona on January 26 and 27, 2019 at Royal Rumble Axxess and could be watched on the WWE Network on February 2, 2019.[1] It happened after the Royal Rumble and before Halftime Heat.

The show had the 15-man Worlds Collide tournament which had five wrestlers each from NXT, NXT UK, and 205 Live.[2] Velveteen Dream from NXT won the tournament[3] and chose to face Johnny Gargano for the NXT North American Championship and won.

Storylines[change | change source]

The show had matches that were organized as part of stories where wrestlers played heroes, villains or somewhere in between. The winners of these matches are chosen by the writers of the stories from WWE.[4]

The winner of the tournament would receive a championship match of their choice for either the United Kingdom, North American, NXT, or Cruiserweight Championship (but he could only choose the Cruiserweight Championship if he weighed less than 205 pounds).[2]

On January 10, there was an announcement that there would be a 15-man Battle Royal at the show. The order that the wrestlers were eliminated in the battle royal was used to decide what the first round matches would be in the tournament. The winner of the battle royal would not have a first-round match. Instead, he would start in the second round.[5]

Participants[change | change source]

These are the wrestlers that competed in the tournament and when there was an announcement that he would be competing. Bright yellow means the wrestler is from NXT, dark yellow means the wrestler is from NXT UK, and purple means the wrestler is from 205 Live.

Wrestler Date
Adam Cole January 10, 2019[6]
Velveteen Dream January 10, 2019[6]
Dominik Dijakovic January 10, 2019[6]
Keith Lee January 10, 2019[6]
Shane Thorne January 22, 2019[6]
Mark Andrews January 10, 2019[6]
Tyler Bate January 10, 2019[6]
Travis Banks January 10, 2019[6]
Jordan Devlin January 10, 2019[6]
Zack Gibson January 10, 2019[6]
Cedric Alexander January 10, 2019[6]
Tony Nese January 10, 2019[6]
Drew Gulak January 10, 2019[6]
TJP January 10, 2019[6]
Humberto Carrillo January 15, 2019[7]

Event[change | change source]

14 matches happened on January 26.

In the first, Flash Morgan Webster beat James Drake. It was a dark match (there is no video of the match).

The second was the 15-man Battle Royal to decide the first round matches of the Worlds Collide tournament. Jordan Devlin won and got to start the tournament in the second round.

The next seven matches were the first round matches of the Worlds Collide tournament. Drew Gulak beat Mark Andrews, Dominik Dijakovic beat TJP, Keith Lee beat Travis Banks, Humberto Carrillo beat Zack Gibson, Velveteen Dream beat Tony Nese, Adam Cole beat Shane Thorne, and Tyler Bate beat Cedric Alexander.

The tenth match was a dark match where Walter beat Danny Burch.[8]

The last four matches were the quarterfinals of the Worlds Collide tournament. Jordan Devlin beat Drew Gulak, Velveteen Dream beat Humberto Carrillo, Adam Cole beat Keith Lee, and Tyler Bate beat Dominik Dijakovic.[9]

Ten matches happened on January 27.

The first two were dark matches where Candice LaRae beat Xia Li, and Fabian Aichner beat Ligero.

The next two matches were the semifinals of the Worlds Collide tournament. Tyler Bate beat Adam Cole and Velveteen Dream beat Jordan Devlin.

The next five matches were dark matches where Mia Yim and Taynara Conti beat Chelsea Greene and Vanessa Borne, Trent Seven beat Gentleman Jack Gallagher, The Coffey Brothers (Joe Coffey and Mark Coffey) beat Mark Andrews and Flash Morgan Webster, Walter beat Kassius Ohno, and James Drake and Zack Gibson beat Danny Burch and Oney Lorcan.

The last match was the Worlds Collide tournament final where Velveteen Dream beat Tyler Bate.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. WWE.com staff (January 24, 2019). "WWE Worlds Collide to stream on Saturday, Feb. 2". WWE. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ryan Satin (January 10, 2019). "Worlds Collide Tournament To Air On WWE Network". ProWrestlingSheet. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Eddie Arizona (January 27, 2019). "TOURNAMENT WINNER IS....RESULTS FROM ROYAL RUMBLE AXXESS INCLUDING WORLDS COLLIDE FINALS". Pro Wrestling Insider. Retrieved January 27, 2019.
  4. Grabianowski, Ed. "How Pro Wrestling Works". HowStuffWorks. Discovery Communications. Archived from the original on November 18, 2013. Retrieved March 5, 2012.
  5. Joseph Lee (January 10, 2019). "WWE Announces New Worlds Collide Tournament, Talent From 205 Live, NXT and NXT UK To Compete". 411Mania. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  6. 6.00 6.01 6.02 6.03 6.04 6.05 6.06 6.07 6.08 6.09 6.10 6.11 6.12 6.13 "NXT, 205 Live and NXT UK Superstars to battle in the first-ever WWE Worlds Collide Tournament at Royal Rumble Axxess". WWE.com. January 10, 2019. Retrieved January 10, 2019. The WWE Worlds Collide Tournament, which will be taped for a WWE Network special, kicks off with a 15-Superstar Battle Royal on Saturday, Jan. 26, at the 8 a.m. session of Axxess.
  7. WWE.com Staff (January 15, 2019). "Drake Maverick announces Humberto Carrillo has joined WWE 205 Live: WWE.com exclusive, Jan. 15, 2019". WWE. Retrieved January 16, 2019.
  8. Eddie Arizona (January 26, 2019). "ONGOING WWE WORLDS COLLIDE TOURNAMENT SPOILERS FROM AXXESS". Pro Wrestling Insider. Retrieved January 26, 2019.
  9. Sean Rueter (January 26, 2019). "Ongoing spoilers from WWE's Worlds Collide tournament taping at Royal Rumble Axxess". Cageside Seats. Retrieved January 26, 2019.