WWE Worlds Collide Results
January 25, 2020
Houston, Texas (Toyota Center)
Results by: Doug Lackey of Wrestleview.com
Kickoff: Kay Lee Ray defeated Mia Yim to retain the NXT UK women’s title.
“Then… Now… Forever…”
A clip reel of NXT & NXT UK Superstars runs while a 1940 speech by Winston Churchill plays in the background. It is followed by a more modern approach, with all those involved giving their opinions on how tonight will result.
Tom Phillips and Nigel McGuinness welcome us to the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas and “NXT: Worlds Collide”. Finn Balor’s music hits and he makes his way to the ring to kick us off… and Ilja Dragunov does as well for this very intriguing match.
Finn Balor v. Ilja Dragunov
The bell rings and here we go… lock up, Balor gets control of the arm, Ilja slips out. Headlock by Balor, Ilja stands him up for an Irish Whip try, nothing doing as Finn keeps hold. Headscissors from Ilja takes it off and now it’s Ilja with the headlock. Irish Whip sends Ilja to the ropes, Balor drops down, Ilja off the ropes, cross body! Ilja stands and poses…. Balor tries to pose with him and Ilja slaps the taste out of his mouth!
Ilja tries a sunset flip off the Balor Irish Whip, Balor slips away and returns the favor slapping Ilja. Ilja rolls to the outside and is met with a dropkick through the ropes from Balor.
Back in the ring, Balor chops Ilja in the corner and tries to whip him to the ropes. Ilja slips away, returns with a chop of his own and a high senton splash. The two fight into the corner and Balor ends up on the outside. Several feints and baits from the two lead to Ilja with a crossbody onto Balor on the outside. Ilja tries for another diving attack but misses and Balor is now on the offensive.
Balor rolls Ilja back into the ring, snapmare takedown, dropkick to the back of the neck, cover… kick out at 2. Balor with a headlock on Ilja to grind him down, Ilja gets back to a vertical base but Balor bodyslams him back down. Elbow drop to follow, cover… kick out at 2. Balor now has Ilja in the corner, raining stomps down with the bottom rope as a launching pad.
Balor chops Ilja in the corner, sends him to the opposite, running chop to follow. A cover… kick out at 2. Balor gets Ilja up looking for the 1916, Ilja reverses into a vertical suplex. Ilja charges into Balor in the corner with a knee. Off the ropes, massive clothesline. A charging clothesline into the corner where Balor tried to find reprieve. To the top rope, a diving knee on the prone Balor. Cover…. kick out at 2.
Ilja and Balor standing, but not for long as Ilja sends chop after chop to the side of Balor’s neck. Balor tries to fight back, grabbing Ilja’s leg but Ilja feeds him a rising knee strike instead. Cover… kick out at 2.
Fireman’s Carry with Balor on Ilja’s shoulders, looking for a running Death Valley Driver. Balor slips away, elbows Ilja down and sends a double foot stomp into Ilja’s sternum. The two slowly meet at the center of the ring to trade blow for blow, counter for counter, until Balor gives Ilja a Final Cut. Balor in the corner, Sling Blade. Balor to the opposite corner looking for another, Ilja dodges, catches Balor in a nasty high-angle Belly-to-Back suplex. Cover… kickout at 2.
Ilja feints through the ropes for a nasty clothesline to Balor sending him to the outside. Ilja climbs to the top rope, double axehandle! Balor crawling under the ropes, Ilja on the top again, coast-to-coast dropkick nearly breaks Balor’s nose!
Ilja’s climbing to the top again for a senton, Balor gets the knees up! Balor at his feet, dropkick sends Ilja flying into the corner. Balor to the top, Coup de Grace! Balor has Ilja up…. 1916! Cover… 1… 2… 3!
WINNER: Finn Balor via pinfall.
Rhea Ripley and Toni Storm are warming up in their respective locker rooms. Cathy Kelly is at front row where the Grizzled Young Veterans are at one side and the team of Matt Riddle & Pete Dunne are on the other. Kelly informs us that the winner of the Dusty Rhodes Classic Finals between these two teams will also determine the #1 Contenders for the NXT Tag Team Titles.
Isaiah ‘Swerve’ Scott is making his way to the ring… followed by Jordan Devlin, the Irish Ace… ‘The Kiwi Buzzsaw’ Travis Banks… and the WWE Cruiserweight Champion, Angel Garza rounds out the cast for this title match.
Fatal 4-Way WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match:
Angel Garza (c) v. Isaiah ‘Swerve’ Scott v. Travis Banks v. Jordan Devlin
All four men begin to lock up simultaneously. Banks breaks away, Scott kicks Devlin, Scott misses a clothesline on Garza and eats a back elbow. Devlin kicks Garza’s knee but Garza sends him an elbow. Banks tries to interject, Garza sends a forearm his way. All 3 victims of Garza are up and ready to pounce… Garza asks them to hold off… he’s about to rip off the trousers… and all three pounce on him before he can make the females happy!
Devlin elbows Banks, kicks Scott. Scott sends Devlin to the ropes, Devlin springboard backflips from the middle rope, reverse headlock on Scott, Banks charging in, Devlin ducks with a torso to shoulder hold… Uranagi of Banks onto a prone Scott! Devlin follows with a moonsault on both! Garza joins the fray, takes a Hi-Jack Backbreaker from Devlin. Cover… kick out at 1.
Now Scott’s on the offensive… sending kicks to Banks and Devlin. Flatliner on Devlin… Dropkicks to Banks and Garza! Devlin sends Scott over the top but Scott flips onto his feet. Devlin leaping over but Scott catches him in a fireman’s carry… Death Valley Driver on the floor. Banks running along the apron delivers a PK to Scott. Garza off the running start with a soaring plancha onto Scott! Banks with a double stomp into Garza’s chest!
Banks continues the offense, striking everyone outside of the ring. Banks rolls Scott into the ring and continues the striking offensive. Garza rolls in but eats another kick from Banks. Banks giving both men kicks left and right, Scott throws a kick but hits Garza, Banks belly-to-belly’s Scott into the corner. Banks flies into the corner giving Garza a clothesline, Scott tries to charge but cannonballs into Garza with Banks dodging. Banks off the ropes, suicide dive into a slowly-rising Devlin on the outside. Banks brings Devlin into the ring but Devlin runs the ropes… Banks back bodydrops Devlin into the other two in the corner!
Jordan and Banks now exchanging blows, Banks sends Jordan into the corner, Jordan sends a charging Banks over the top and landing on the apron. Body blow by Devlin, Scott charging in but misses, and Devlin ends up giving Scott a Tornado DDT out of nowhere!
All 4 competitors on their knees striking each other back and forth. Garza finally with the upper hand and his pants off! Garza has Devlin in his hand for a slam, but Banks leaps onto Garza’s shoulders… Scott from the top rope sends everyone crashing down!
Garza and Scott trading strikes… Garza hoisted up, eats a Scott knee. Scott looking for the House Call but Devlin sends him down with a dropkick. Banks is up and Devlin rocks him with a headbutt. Devlin has Banks’ wrist and pulls him in, but Banks leaps over Devlin for a Destroyer!
Banks climbing the top rope, Garza sends him crashing down. Garza now looking to climb, but Scott meets him with a chop. Both men on the top rope trading chops, Devlin meets them up top as well. All three standing on the top rope… Devlin sends them both down with a Double Spanish Fly! Banks comes in… Slice of Heaven on Devlin! Kiwi Krusher follow!! Cover… 1… 2… Kick out!
Scott is now up chopping with Banks. Banks out of the corner, looking for a headscissor takedown but Scott sends him down with a Rubik’s Cube! Cover… kickout at 2! Scott with Banks up in an Electric Chair… Garza off the top with a missile dropkick sends Banks huracanrana’ing Scott! Garza throws Banks out of the ring…. Wing Clipper on Scott! Cover… 1… 2… Devlin breaks it up and headbutts Garza into next week! Devlin with the Side Suplex Driver!! Cover…. 1… 2… 3!
WINNER: NEW CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMPION Jordan Devlin
‘Do you believe me now?!?!’ Jordan Devlin screams on the microphone to the Houston crowd after winning the WWE Cruiserweight Title and will now take it across the pond.
Undisputed Era is warming up in their locker room.
Keith Lee is showing off his new NXT North American Title front row with Mai Yim sitting next to him. Robert Stone and Chelsea Green make their way through the crowd and take their front row seats as well.
A video package plays hyping the histories of DIY and Moustache Mountain.
Trent Seven and Tyler Bate make their way to the ring…
Johnny Gargano and Tomasso Ciampa do as well…
Here we go!
Moustache Mountain v. DIY
Gargano and Bate to start it off. Gargano with control of Bate’s wrist and arm but Bate slips out. Gargano at it again but with a side headlock. Bate slips out and with a wristlock of his own. Gargano quickly slips out and for a front headlock on Bate. The ropes breaks the hold. And here we go! A flurry of counters and pinning attempts! But it ends with Bate catching Gargano’s foot from a kick… and he politely sets it back on the mat.
Gargano and Bate now tag in their respective partners. Ciampa and Seven in the ring pacing around and sizing up. Ciampa tries to form his moustache, Seven lightly grabs Ciampa’s hand and puts it down… and shows Ciampa how you form a moustache by working his own. Ciampa then flexes his muscles… leading to Seven shaking Ciampa’s hand in an act of gamesmanship. Ciampa and Seven trade off blows off the ropes but Bate tags in.
Ciampa begins to mock Bate’s height with a test of strength but soon regrets it as Bate sends him down. The two end up back to their feet and Ciampa breaks away from the wrist locks. Ciampa and Bate running the ropes, the two try to catch each other off-guard. Bate raising his hand hoping to bait Ciampa, Ciampa slugs him with a right! Ciampa then forearms Seven off the apron. Ciampa through the ropes to Bate… Gargano PK’s Seven from the apron… Ciampa sends Bate over the announcer’s table! Ciampa and Gargano celebrate their hardwork by slapping their backs sitting on the apron.