WWE Announces World’s Collide Tournament For Royal Rumble WeekendJanuary 10, 2019 0 By Tim Jarrell
Today WWE announced over Royal Rumble weekend they will be holding a multi-brand tournament at the Royal Rumble AXXESS event. The World’s Collide tournament will take place at AXXESS on January 26 and 27 with superstars from NXT, NXT UK, and 205 Live. The winner of the tournament will get a title shot against any champion of their choosing. They did not say if that is overall brands (RAW and Smackdown included) or if it’s just the brands represented in this tournament.
The tournament will be a fifteen man tournament with five superstars from each brand. The tournament will kick off with a fifteen man battle royal and the order of eliminations will determine seeding from the tournament.
WWE released full details, superstars involved and more:
Brand-versus-brand dream matches will become a reality as 15 Superstars in total — five from NXT, five from NXT UK and five from 205 Live — will compete over the course of two days, with the tournament winner receiving a future NXT, NXT UK or 205 Live Championship Match of their choosing. That means anyone can become a champion on any brand!
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. The order of elimination in the Battle Royal will then determine the First-Round Matches for a 15-Superstar, single-elimination tournament beginning later that session. The Battle Royal winner will receive a first-round bye.
The tournament will continue at Saturday’s second session of Axxess, taking place from 1-5 p.m., before concluding at the final Axxess session on Sunday, Jan. 27, from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Featuring a veritable who’s who from all three brands, the tournament will include the following Superstars:
– Adam Cole
– Velveteen Dream
– Dominik Dijakovic
– Keith Lee
– Otis Dozovic
From NXT UK
– Mark Andrews
– Tyler Bate
– Travis Banks
– Jordan Devlin
– Zack Gibson
From 205 Live
– Cedric Alexander
– Humberto Carrillo
– Tony Nese
– Drew Gulak
Royal Rumble AXXESS takes place from January 25 to 27 from the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona.