The WWE NXT 2.0 and NXT UK brands will be competing at Worlds Collide and now it’s official that there will be unification matches between multiple champions on the two brands.
The reason for the championship unification matches is that WWE is ending the NXT UK brand and replacing it with NXT Europe in 2023. It hasn’t been announced when NXT Europe will officially begin.
During the August 23 episode of NXT in Orlando, the NXT Champion Bron Breakker was in the ring with NXT UK Champion Tyler Bate. It should be noted also that Bate’s title win hasn’t even been shown on NXT UK yet, but WWE is moving ahead with spoiling it for the fans on NXT TV. The two men exchanged words in the ring while agreeing to a title unification match. Each man held up their title in the air to show they are a proud champion.
The NXT Women’s Champion Mandy Rose has held her title for over 300 days. Rose was bragging about her dominance to Blair Davenport when the NXT UK Women’s Champion Meiko Satomura arrived. Satomura told Rose:
“Mandy, you are wrong. You are not the most dominant Women’s Champion. That would be me!”
It looked like Rose and Satomura were going to agree to a championship unification match of their own, but then Davenport reminded them that she was the number one contender to the NXT UK Women’s Title. Soon after that, it was official. Rose is going to put the NXT Women’s Championship on the line in a championship unification match against NXT UK Champion Meiko Satomura and Blair Davenport.
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) August 24, 2022
As this week’s episode of NXT concluded, the wrestlers in the two unification championship matches signed the contracts to make their matches official.
You can watch NXT Worlds Collide on Sunday, September 4, at 3 p.m. ET, streaming live exclusively on Peacock in the United States and WWE Network everywhere else!