There’s a WWE special event called Worlds Collide on the night before the Royal Rumble this year. It takes place on Saturday, January 25th at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas where the NBA’s Houston Rockets play. The event will stream live on WWE Network. It is taking the place of what would normally be a NXT Takeover event because WWE is holding the next Takeover on Sunday, February 16 in Portland, Oregon.
The first match for Worlds Collide was officially announced with NXT’s four-man group of champions known as The Undisputed Era led by Adam Cole facing off against Imperium’s four-man group led by WWE UK Champion Walter.
Here’s more from WWE.com:
When the Superstars of NXT clash with their NXT UK counterparts for brand supremacy at WWE Worlds Collide 2020, one of the most highly-anticipated showdowns will see the forces of Undisputed ERA go head-to-head with the full might of Imperium in an Eight-Man Tag Team Match.
NXT Champion Adam Cole, NXT North American Champion Roderick Strong and NXT Tag Team Champions Kyle O’Reilly & Bobby Fish have come together to form a deadly faction that has captured every championship in the black-and-gold brand. Since their formation in the summer of 2017, Undisputed ERA have run wild though NXT and unleashed several brutal beatdowns on those who oppose them. They will have no love for the rising brand across the pond and will once again be out to show that their superiority is … well … beyond dispute.
WWE United Kingdom Champion WALTER may have been on the NXT team against Raw and SmackDown at Survivor Series 2019, but his only true allegiance remains with the sacred mat and with his Imperium cohorts Marcel Barthel, Fabian Aichner and Alexander Wolfe. The destructive foursome from NXT UK does not care how much gold their Worlds Collide opponents are holding. They will be out for all-out dominance when the two factions meet on the eve the Royal Rumble.
Which faction will emerge victorious? Find out when WWE Worlds Collide is unleashed on Royal Rumble Weekend, streaming live on Saturday, Jan. 25, beginning at 7 ET/4 PT on the award-winning WWE Network!
It should be an outstanding match. I think it’s fair to expect some Imperium presence at most of the NXT shows in January to build to this match. Maybe we’ll get Cole vs. Walter at some point, which should be awesome.