WWE Worlds Collide Tournament

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WWE Worlds Collide Tournament
Brand(s)205 Live
DateJanuary 26 and 27, 2019
(Air date TBA)
CityPhoenix, Arizona
VenuePhoenix Convention Center
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WWE Worlds Collide Tournament[1][2] is an upcoming two-day professional wrestling show and WWE Network event produced by WWE for their 205 Live, NXT, and NXT UK brands. The event will take place on January 26 and 27, 2019 at Royal Rumble Axxess and will air on the WWE Network at a later date.

The event will feature a 15-man tournament (with the wrestlers divided equally between the NXT, NXT UK, and 205 Live brands), and the winner will receive a championship match of their choice for either the United Kingdom, NXT, or (if they are within the 205 lb. weight limit) the Cruiserweight Championship.[3]


The card will include matches that result from scripted storylines, where wrestlers portray villains, heroes, or less distinguishable characters in scripted events that build tension and culminate in a wrestling match or series of matches. Results are predetermined by WWE's writers on the 205 Live, NXT, and NXT UK brands,[4][5] with storylines produced on WWE's weekly television shows, NXT, NXT UK, and the cruiserweight-exclusive 205 Live.[6]

The winner of the tournament will receive a championship match of their choice for either the United Kingdom, NXT, or Cruiserweight Championship (the latter only being an option if the winner is within the 205 lb. weight limit).[3]

On January 10, a 15-man battle royal was announced for the event. The order of elimination in the battle royal will determine the first-round matches for the Worlds Collide tournament. The winner of the battle royal will receive a bye to the second-round.[7]


     – NXT
     – NXT UK
     – 205 Live
Wrestler Date
Adam Cole January 10, 2019[1]
Velveteen Dream January 10, 2019[1]
Dominik Dijakovic January 10, 2019[1]
Keith Lee January 10, 2019[1]
Shane Thorne January 22, 2019[1]
Mark Andrews January 10, 2019[1]
Tyler Bate January 10, 2019[1]
Travis Banks January 10, 2019[1]
Jordan Devlin January 10, 2019[1]
Zack Gibson January 10, 2019[1]
Cedric Alexander January 10, 2019[1]
Tony Nese January 10, 2019[1]
Drew Gulak January 10, 2019[1]
TJP January 10, 2019[1]
Humberto Carrillo January 15, 2019[8]

Tournament bracket[edit]

First Round
Royal Rumble Axxess (1/26)
(Aired TBD)
Royal Rumble Axxess (1/27)
(Aired TBD)
Royal Rumble Axxess (1/27)
(Aired TBD)
Royal Rumble Axxess (1/27)
(Aired TBD)


No. Matches* Stipulations
1 Adam Cole vs. Cedric Alexander vs. Dominik Dijakovic vs. Drew Gulak vs. Humberto Carrillo vs. Jordan Devlin vs. Keith Lee vs. Mark Andrews vs. Shane Thorne vs. TJP vs. Tony Nese vs. Travis Banks vs. Tyler Bate vs. Velveteen Dream vs. Zack Gibson 15-man Battle Royal to determine the first-round matches for the Worlds Collide tournament[9]
Winner receives a bye in the first round
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
    *Card subject to change


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "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.
  2. ^ Joseph Currier (January 10, 2019). "WWE WORLDS COLLIDE TOURNAMENT SET, WILL BE TAPED FOR NETWORK SPECIAL". Wrestling Observer. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  3. ^ a b Ryan Satin (January 10, 2019). "Worlds Collide Tournament To Air On WWE Network". ProWrestlingSheet. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  4. ^ Grabianowski, Ed. "How Pro Wrestling Works". HowStuffWorks. Discovery Communications. Archived from the original on November 18, 2013. Retrieved March 5, 2012.
  5. ^ "Live & Televised Entertainment". WWE. Archived from the original on February 26, 2009. Retrieved March 21, 2012.
  6. ^ "Triple H Conference Call Report: Discusses 205 Live, NXT Takeover: Toronto, Says HBK Working at the Performance Center and More - 411MANIA". 411mania.com. Archived from the original on 2016-12-20.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ Elle Collins (January 10, 2019). "A New Multi-Brand WWE Tournament Is Coming On Royal Rumble Weekend". UPROXX. Retrieved January 10, 2019.