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General

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.

Background

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.

Storylines

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.

Event

Pre-Show

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.

Preliminary matches

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.

Main event

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.

Match Preview

Mia Yim vs. Kay Lee RayPreview
The Undisputed ERA vs. ImperiumPreview
Rhea Ripley vs. Toni StormPreview
Finn Bálor vs. Ilja DragunovPreview
Angel Garza vs. Isaiah "Swerve" Scott vs. Jordan Devlin vs. Travis BanksPreview
DIY vs. Moustache MountainPreview

Results

Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
(c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.

Other on-screen talent

Commentators
Ring announcer
Pre-show Panel
Referees

See also

DVD release

  • Amazon [ Worlds Collide 2020 on DVD]

External links

Worlds Collide 2020 previews

Mia Yim v Kay Lee RayThe Undisputed ERA v ImperiumRhea Ripley v Toni StormFinn Bálor v Ilja DragunovAngel Garza v Isaiah "Swerve" Scott v Jordan Devlin v Travis BanksDIY v Moustache Mountain

2020 World Wrestling Entertainment pay-per-views

TakeOver: Blackpool IIWorlds CollideRoyal RumbleTakeover: PortlandSuper ShowDownElimination ChamberWrestleMania 36Money in the BankTakeOver: In Your HouseBacklashExtreme RulesTakeOver: BostonSummerSlamDublin

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