Below are news & notes coming out of this week’s WWE NXT:
– Bianca Belair won the women’s battle royal for the right to challenge the NXT Women’s Champion at NXT TakeOver: Portland. Belair will challenge either Rhea Ripley or Toni Storm.
— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) January 16, 2020
– As previously noted, Kacy Catanzaro returned to WWE in the battle royal after a six-month hiatus.
– This week’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic matches saw Matt Riddle & Pete Dunne defeat Mark Andrews & Flash Morgan Webster, while Grizzled Young Veterans defeated Alex Shelley & Kushida.
Next week’s NXT will now feature the following:
- Keith Lee vs. Roderick Strong (c) – NXT North American Championship
- Imperium vs. Matt Riddle & Pete Dunne – Dusty Classic
- Grizzled Young Veterans vs. Undisputed Era – Dusty Classic
– Isaiah “Swerve” Scott beat Lio Rush and Tyler Breeze to qualify for the four-way Cruiserweight Championship match at Worlds Collide.
– Jordan Devlin vs. Ligero and Travis Banks vs. Brian Kendrick will take place on next week’s NXT UK to determine who else qualifies for the Cruiserweight Title match.
– Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa are reuniting as #DIY to face Mustache Mountain at Worlds Collide.
#DIY vs. #MoustacheMountain. Two of the most INFLUENTIAL tag teams in #WWENXT & #NXTUK history will COLLIDE at #WorldsCollide! @JohnnyGargano @NXTCiampa @trentseven @Tyler_Bate https://t.co/zAnzp77FN2
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) January 16, 2020
Below is the updated Worlds Collide card:
8-Man Tag Team Match
– Undisputed Era vs. Imperium
NXT Women’s Championship Match
– Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Toni Storm
NXT Cruiserweight Championship
– Angel Garza (c) vs. Isaiah “Swerve” Scott vs. TBD vs. TBD
– #DIY vs. Mustache Mountain
– Finn Balor vs. Ilja Dragunov
Worlds Collide will emanate from Houston, TX and will air live on the WWE Network on Saturday, Jan. 25th at 7pm ET.