WWE has announced that the first-ever Worlds Collide tournament will be taking place at Royal Rumble Axxess in Pheonix over the course of two days starting on Saturday, January 26.
Here’s what the official announcement from WWE had to say about the tournament:
“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.”
Here are the Superstars who will be representing each brand:
From NXT UK:
From 205 Live:
Royal Rumble Axxess takes over the Phoenix Convention Center Friday, Jan. 25, to Sunday, Jan. 27 – and will also feature NXT UK tapings, meet and greets, and more live wrestling.