Worlds Collide 2020 was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event and WWE Network event produced by WWE for the NXT and NXT UK brands. It took place on January 25, 2020 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.
Six matches were contested at the event, including one on the Kickoff pre-show. In the main event, Imperium (Walter, Fabian Aichner, Marcel Barthel, and Alexander Wolfe) defeated The Undisputed Era (Adam Cole, Kyle O'Reilly, Bobby Fish, and Roderick Strong) in an eight-man tag team match.
Worlds Collide featured professional wrestling matches that involved different wrestlers from pre-existing feuds, plots, and storylines that played out on WWE's primary television programs. Wrestlers portrayed villains or heroes as they followed a series of events that built tension and culminated in a wrestling match or series of matches.
The card included six matches that resulted from scripted storylines, where wrestlers portrayed villains, heroes, or less distinguishable characters in scripted events that built tension and culminated in a wrestling match or series of matches, with results predetermined by WWE's writers on the NXT and NXT UK brands. Storylines were produced on the WWE NXT and NXT UK television programs.
On the pre-show, Mia Yim collided with Kay Lee Ray. In the end, Kay Lee Ray rolled up Mia Yim while grabbing the ropes to win.
The actual pay-per-view opened with Ilja Dragunov facing Finn Bálor. In the end, Bálor performed the 1916 DDT to win the match.
Next, Angel Garza defended the NXT Cruiserweight Championship against Isaiah "Swerve" Scott, Jordan Devlin and Travis Banks in a fatal 4-Way match. In the end, Garza performed the Wing Clipper on Scott, however, Devlin broke up the pin by delivering a headbutt to Garza and threw him out of the ring. Devlin then performed the Devlin Side on Scott and pinned him to win the championship for the first time.
After that, Moustache Mountain (Trent Seven and Tyler Bate) faced DIY (Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa). In the end, Ciampa and Gargano performed their old tag finisher, Meeting in the Middle (running knee smash/superkick combo) on Seven to win the match. After the match, both teams shook hands and hugged, with Ciampa and Gargano raising Bate's and Seven's hands afterward.
The penultimate match was Rhea Ripley defending the NXT Women's Championship against Toni Storm. In the end, after Storm missed the Frog splash, Ripley performed the Riptide to retain the championship.
In the Main Event: Imperium, which consisted of NXT UK Champion Walter, Fabian Aichner, Marcel Barthel, and Alexander Wolfe, defeated The Undisputed Era, which consisted of NXT Champion Adam Cole, NXT Tag Team Champions Kyle O'Reilly and Bobby Fish, and Roderick Strong, in an Eight-man tag team match despite being outnumbered 4-3 after Wolfe suffered an injury early in the match.
- Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
- (c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.
- Pre-Show: Kay Lee Ray defeated Mia Yim (9:15)
- Finn Bálor defeated Ilja Dragunov (14:00)
- Jordan Devlin defeated Angel Garza (c) and Isaiah "Swerve" Scott and Travis Banks in a Fatal 4-Way match to win the NXT Cruiserweight Championship (12:05)
- DIY (Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa) defeated Moustache Mountain (Trent Seven & Tyler Bate) (22:55)
- Rhea Ripley (c) defeated Toni Storm to retain the NXT Women's Championship (10:15)
- Imperium (Fabian Aichner, Marcel Barthel, WALTER & Alexander Wolfe) defeated The Undisputed ERA (Adam Cole, Bobby Fish, Kyle O'Reilly & Roderick Strong in an Eight Man Tag Team Match (29:50)
Other on-screen talent
- Worlds Collide 2020 Official website
- Worlds Collide 2020 kickoff show on WWE Network
- Worlds Collide 2020 on WWE Network
- Worlds Collide 2020 Kickoff show at CAGEMATCH.net
- Worlds Collide 2020 at CAGEMATCH.net
|Worlds Collide 2020 previews|
Mia Yim v Kay Lee Ray • The Undisputed ERA v Imperium • Rhea Ripley v Toni Storm • Finn Bálor v Ilja Dragunov • Angel Garza v Isaiah "Swerve" Scott v Jordan Devlin v Travis Banks • DIY v Moustache Mountain
|2020 World Wrestling Entertainment pay-per-views|
TakeOver: Blackpool II • Worlds Collide • Royal Rumble • Takeover: Portland • Super ShowDown • Elimination Chamber • Tampa Bay • WrestleMania 36 • Money in the Bank • Extreme Rules • TakeOver: Boston • SummerSlam • Dublin •