Cross-Branded WWE Network “Worlds Collide Tournament” Special Set For Royal Rumble Axxess

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WWE has a lot of Superstars right now and five brands to deal with and even more could be coming. The Royal Rumble is a huge event and we previously reported how WWE NXT UK Superstars were scheduled to be in Phoenix for the big show.

WWE announced today that a huge “Worlds Collide Tournament” will take place at Royal Rumble Axxess in perparation for the big Royal Rumble event.

This tournament will put 205 Live Superstars against both NXT brands. Although the brackets have not been revealed yet, the Superstars they are using for this tournament are very impressive.

It might also be interesting to note who they didn’t include. The winner of the tournament will get to challenge for a title on any brand of their choosing (that are in the tournament).

In WWE’s release regarding the event, it was explained that this tournament will be taped for a WWE Network special.

“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.”

You can check out the participates below:

From NXT

  • Adam Cole
  • Velveteen Dream
  • Dominik Dijakovic
  • Keith Lee
  • Otis Dozovic


  • Mark Andrews
  • Tyler Bate
  • Travis Banks
  • Jordan Devlin
  • Zack Gibson

From 205 Live

  • Cedric Alexander
  • Humberto Carrillo
  • Tony Nese
  • Drew Gulak
  • TJP

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