WWE brings together all the Cruiserweight class superstars as Worlds Collide continues! Will 205 Live hold down the fort? Or will new stars shine bright?
- THE Brian Kendrick VS Tyler Bate; Bate wins.
- Mark Andrews & Flash Morgan Webster VS Ariya Daivari & Mike Kanellis; Andrews & Webster win.
- Triple Threat: El Ligero VS Gran Metalik VS Albert Hardie Jr; Ligero wins.
- Akira Tozawa VS Jordan Devlin; Devlin wins.
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THE Brian Kendrick VS Tyler Bate!
The Man with a Plan is a former WWE Cruiserweight Champion and one of the most experienced superstars on 205 Live, but he goes against one of the youngest. Will Kendrick prove his age and treachery beats the former WWE United Kingdom Champion’s youth and exuberance?
Kendrick and Bate shake hands to show respect before the bell rings. Fans cheer on the “Big Strong Boy!” but they also cheer Kendrick on. Bate and Kendrick circle and tie up, and Bate puts Kendrick on the ropes. Kendrick slips away and admits, “That’s a big strong boy.” Bate and Kendrick tie up again, and Bate powers Kendrick to the mat! Kendrick scrambles and gets a ropebreak. Bate lets up and allows Kendrick to stand. Kendrick and Bate tie up again and Kendrick gets the arm. Fans sing for Bate while Kendrick wrenches the wrist. Kendrick shifts to a hammerlock but Bate gets up to work on an escape. Bate pries free to reverse the wrench! He wrings Kendrick to the mat but Kendrick endures.
Kendrick gets up but Bate powers him back down, so Kendrick gets to ropes again. Bate lets go again, and Kendrick gets up. They circle and tie up again, and Kendrick waistlocks to headlocks to takedown. Bate moves around and stands, but Kendrick wrenches his arm fast. Bate rolls and rolls and dropkicks! He kips up to fire off hands! Bate throws European Uppercuts, then wrenches to a whip. Kendrick holds ropes to avoid the shoulder, then takes a moment on the apron to catch his breath. Kendrick asks fans why they didn’t warn him about the Big Strong Boy. Bate comes out to get Kendrick but Kendrick gets away, into the ring! Bate pursues again but Kendrick crawls away. He doesn’t get away as Bate drags him back in. Kendrick thumbs the eye!
Kendrick grins as he circles Bate. He throws hands and puts Bate in a corner but Bate turns it around right away. The referee goes to separate them, Kendrick goes to poke eyes again, but Bate blocks it! And then Bate pokes Kendrick’s eyes! Bate gets away with his payback and Kendrick blindly reaches for the ref. Kendrick protests the eye poke, but realizes he found Bate instead of the official. “Oh no.” Bate rocks Kendrick with a right! Bate whips then back drops Kendrick! He keeps going by putting Kendrick in a corner for buckle bumps. Bate gives Kendrick another EuroUpper then covers, TWO! Kendrick flounders up but goes after Bate’s hair! Kendrick tries to poke eyes but Bate blocks again. But Kendrick blocks Bate’s poke! Kendrick thinks he’s pretty smart with his classic hand guard, but Bate finds the way through: just use one finger!
The referee reprimands Bate for poking eyes, but Kendrick clobbers Bate from behind! Kendrick bumps Bate off the apron then soaks up the cheers and jeers. Fans cheer “USA!” behind Kendrick as he goes back to Bate. Kendrick elbows Bate around the corner, then puts him back in the ring. Kendrick elbows Bate down and keeps up the patriotism. Bate crawls and Kendrick kicks him to the corner. Kendrick grinds his boot into Bate but lets up at 4. The ref reprimands Kendrick but Kendrick drags Bate up. Bate throws body shots and haymakers but Kendrick yanks Bate into buckles! Kendrick gets up and walks it off before bringing Bate up. He hits a snap suplex but takes his time to cover, TWO! Kendrick keeps his cool as he grabs Bate for grounded double chicken wings. He digs his knee into Bate’s back, but Bate endures.
Fans continue their patriotism but Bate powers up. Kendrick shifts to a headlock but fans rally and Bate pries his way out. Kendrick quickly makes it a neckbreaker, covers, TWO! Bate grits his teeth as Kendrick throws down hands. Kendrick taunts the Big Strong Boy as he keeps throwing haymakers. Bate powers up, and hits back with a furious combination! Kendrick kicks low but runs into a huricanrana! Bate runs in corner to corner for a big EuroUpper! Then throws Kendrick with an Exploder! Bate knips right up, to the standing Shooting Star! Cover, TWO! Kendrick lives but Bate keeps him from crawling away. Bate drags Kendrick back up, but Kendrick resists the underhooks. Bate clubs him down then knees him in the head. He underhooks but Kendrick trips to a jackknife bridge! TWO as Bate bridges up, Bate spins to a backslide! TWO, and Kendrick BOOTS Bate!
Bate staggers and Kendrick cravats, but Sliced Bread is denied. Kendrick falls for Bop, BANG hits! Both men go down but Kendrick crawls to the apron. Bate pursues and brings Kendrick up, and fans duel as Bate wants to suplex. Kendrick slips out and gets the takedown, to the Captain’s Hook! Bate endures the modified bully choke as Kendrick wrenches back hard! Bate powers his way up and lifts Kendrick in a fireman’s carry! Time for the airplane spin! Bate goes around and around and around, and around and around and around, and fans chant “Big Strong Boy!” Bate slows down and lets Kendrick off the ride. Both men stagger and tumble out of the ring on opposite sides! A ring count begins and reaches 5 before Bate crawls for the ring. Kendrick revives at 6 but staggers around. The count hits 9 and both men get in!
Bate heads for Kendrick and throws EuroUppers. Bate runs, but Kendrick BOOTS! Only to get the rolling kick on the rebound! Fans cheer as Bate fires up again. Bate brings Kendrick up and runs, rebound into a calf kick! Takedown but Bate slips out and rebounds, LARIAT! Bate underhooks, Tyler Driver ’97!! Cover, Bate wins!
Winner: Tyler Bate, by pinfall
This one time, youth and exuberance does win! NXT UK’s Big Strong Boy bests 205 Live’s Man with a Plan, does this mean Bate will climb the ladder towards the Cruiserweight Championship?
Mark Andrews & Flash Morgan Webster VS Ariya Daivari & Mike Kanellis!
The Welshmen air force of the High-Fiving, Stage-Diving Rockstar and the Modfather want to take over the NXT UK Tag Team Division, but they’ll gladly show they can get it done outside. Can they take a big leap towards tag titles somewhere by defeating the Privileged Persian Lion and The Opportunist of 205 Live?
The teams sort out and Andrews starts against Daivari. The bell rings and they circle while fans cheer for Kanellis. Daivari decides to give the fans what they want and tags Kanellis in! Kanellis embraces the love and circles with Andrews, only to tag out to Daivari. Fans boo but Daivari talks strategy with Kanellis. Daivari tags to Kanellis again. Kanellis warms up and fans cheer him on. Kanellis and Andrews circle but Kanellis tags out to Daivari again. Daivari and Andrews actually tie up and Daivari gets the arm. Andrews rolls and reverses but Daivari reverses back. Daivari yanks and rams his shoulder in, then wrenches again. Andrews rolls and uses the ropes to then arm-drag Daivari around. Daivari blocks the third arm-drag to throw Andrews down!
Daivari bumps Andrews and then throws jabs in the corner. Andrews pushes through but Daivari headlocks. Andrews powers out and things speed up, Andrews arm-drags Daivari to an armlock! Daivari endures as Andrews wrenches, then drags Daivari up for shoulder rams of his own. Daivari gets away and runs to his corner. FMW tags in, so Daivari tags in Kanellis! Fans are happy to see Kanellis back as he circles with the Modfather. Kanellis and FMW tie up, and Kanellis headlocks. FMW powers out and things speed up, FMW hits a swinging arm-drag! Kanellis blocks the whip but FMW goes up and up for a flying headscissor! FMW goes to hip toss but Kanellis blocks. Kanellis laughs as he has the power advantage, but FMW body shots and back flips to drop toehold and facelock Kanellis!
Kanellis gets up but FMW brings him to the ropes. They break but Kanellis throws body shots. Andrews tags in and FMW whips, double whip to moonsault and imploding 450 combo! Cover, TWO! Andrews keeps on Kanellis and tags back FMW. FMW climbs and leaps to double stomp the arm. FMW keeps on Kanellis with a wrench, but Kanellis whips, only for FMW to kick him back. Daivari gets a cheap shot on FMW, then Kanellis clobbers FMW with a lariat! Tag to Daivari and Daivari stomps away! Daivari fires up with 205 Live pride, then drags FMW up for a CHOP! Daivari brings FMW up again but FMW CHOPS now! FMW chops again but Daivari kicks him down. Daivari tags to Kanellis, and they mug FMW. Kanellis stalks FMW as he flounders, then snapmares him for a running basement dropkick! Cover, TWO!
Kanellis keeps his cool as he brings FMW to the ropes. He goes to the apron and throws a swift right. And then another! Kanellis goes back in and tags Daivari. Daivari stomps FMW then drags him up for a Rude Awakening! Cover, TWO! Daivari keeps on FMW but FMW hits back. Daivari stomps FMW more then whips him to a corner hard! FMW hits buckles then the mat, and Daivari drags him away. Tag to Kanellis, and Kanellis hits Andrews while the ref counts Daivari. Kanellis stomps FMW and then takes a bow. Kanellis puts FMW in the corner to whip him corner to corner hard. He runs in to add a clothesline, then runs to boot FMW down! Cover, TWO! Kanellis keeps his cool as he drags FMW back. Tag to Daivari and Daivari drives his knee into FMW’s lower back.
Fans rally up as Daivari snapmares FMW to a chinlock. FMW powers up and reaches for Andrews but is thrown down. Daivari keeps on that chinlock but fans still rally. FMW feeds off the energy and fights out of the hold. Daivari clubs FMW down then brings him up for a back suplex. FMW escapes and waistlocks but Daivari elbows him away. Daivari runs into a boot, FMW hops up for the Rude Boy Block! Hot tag to Kanellis but FMW shoves him away, tag to Andrews! Andrews springboard crossbodies both Daivari and Kanellis! Andrews throws chops and hands on Daivari! He whips but Daivari reverses. Andrews slides under to enziguri! Fans fire up as Andrews runs and wheelbarrows, Stomp 182! Standing moonsault! Cover, TWO! Daivari lives but Andrews keeps on him.
Andrews drags him up but Daivari shoves him to a corner. Daivari runs into a boot, and then gets a tilt-o-whirl DDT! Kanellis runs in but FMW hits him with a knee trigger! FMW helps Andrews with the standing 450! Cover but Kanellis still breaks it! Kanellis kicks FMW but FMW throws him out. Andrews dumps Daivari out and then the Welshmen FLY! Double con hilos take out Daivari and Kanellis! Andrews puts Daivari in then tags in FMW! Fans know “This is Awesome!” but Daivari shoves Andrews into FMW! FMW tumbles down and Kanellis tags in. Daivari feeds FMW to Kanellis’ SPINEBUSTER! Cover, TWO!! The Modfather survives and Kanellis’ rage boils up.
Kanellis drags FMW up for a suplex but FMW cradle counters! TWO, but Daivari grabs FMW. Kanellis runs in but FMW sends the SUPERKICK into Daivari! FMW baits Kanellis in for a headbutt! Tag to Andrews, and Andrews runs at Kanellis for a tilt-o-whirl, but Kanellis counters! Kanellis suplexes, only to get a Stun-Dog Millionaire! Tag to FMW and FMW climbs, SWANTON BOMB to Kanellis’ back! Cover, NXT UK wins!
Winner: Flash Morgan Webster & Mark Andrews, Webster pinning
The Welsh Air Force is victorious once again! At this point, NXT UK is 2-0 tonight. Will 205 Live even get on the board?
Triple Threat: El Ligero VS Gran Metalik VS Albert Hardie Jr!
The Luchador of Leeds represents NXT UK while The King of the Ropes represents 205 Live. And new to WWE as a whole, The Human Video Game is a new signee to NXT and makes his WWE in-ring debut in this incredible event! Will AHJ make a major impact his very first day? Or will one of the masked wrestlers take the win for their brand?
The bell rings, and all three men high-five and fist-bump to show respect. They slowly approach and circle while fans give AHJ support. AHJ backs off, and pretends to put on his own invisible lucha mask. Now he feels on equal ground with Ligero and Metalik as they feel out the grapple. It becomes a triple grapple, but AHJ kicks Metalik low. Ligero headlocks but AHJ powers out. Ligero runs AHJ over with a shoulder but gets an arm-drag from Metalik. AHJ runs Metalik over but Metalik knips right up. Ligero is up but AHJ and Metalik dodges. AHJ goes to make a move but can’t be sure who to go after. All three men back off as fans cheer. A “Lucha! Lucha!” chant starts as Metalik circles with the others.
Metalik kicks AHJ but AHJ shoves him back. Ligero gets them back on track towards the triple grapple, but AHJ boots Ligero and headlocks Metalik. Metalik fights against the hold but AHJ shows off his agility. Things speed up more and AHJ dropkicks Metalik out. AHJ aims at Ligero and slingshots but Ligero gets back in. AHJ stops his flight but Ligero trips him up. Things speed up again and Ligero huricanranas AHJ down! AHJ’s up but Ligero spins him to run and dropkick him down! AHJ gets to a corner and Ligero runs but Metalik kicks him away. Metalik springboards but Ligero keeps up. Ligero dodges the handspring but Metalik dodges Ligero to walk the ropes and dropkick him down! Cover but AHJ breaks it up.
AHJ throws Ligero out but Metalik goes after AHJ. AHJ wrenches out of the waistlock and both men throw forearms. Metalik whips but AHJ reverses to atomic drop, sweep and dropkick! Cover, TWO! Ligero returns but AHJ dropkicks him back out. Metalik is up and waistlocks again but AHJ wrenches out to an abdominal stretch. They go around and AHJ uses the chinbar to get the stretch on. AHJ clubs away and gets the hold on, but Metalik endures. AHJ pulls back hard but Metalik works on his escape, only for AHJ to roll him up. TWO, and AHJ CHOPS Metalik to a corner. Ligero returns and slingshots to a roll up, TWO! Ligero throws forearms on AHJ then reels him in, but AHJ resists the suplex. AHJ CHOPS Ligero, and then again!
Ligero stays on his feet and deflects the next chop! Ligero swings but AHJ hits low and enziguris! Cover, but Metalik breaks it! Metalik drags AHJ up for his own CHOP, but AHJ throws him out. AHJ slingshots for the plancha! AHJ goes back to the ring and Ligero in a corner. He grinds Ligero into the mat with a knee, but backs off at 4. AHJ drags Ligero up by his horn to choke him on the ropes. AHJ lets go at 4 to grind his boot in. “Are you not entertained?!” Gladiator AHJ doesn’t care so long as he’s having fun. He stands Ligero up for a CHOP, and then a samba. Fans want “One More Time!” so AHJ stands Ligero up. But AHJ trolls the fans by putting on the abdominal stretch. “I do what I want!”
AHJ gets a SUPERKICK from Metalik! Metalik runs at Ligero but Ligero mule kicks. AHJ and Ligero throw hands and then CHOPS! They move to forearms back and forth, and then clothesline at the same time. Metalik handsprings in for double back elbows! Fans chant “Lucha! Lucha!” as Metalik whips. Ligero reverses but runs into a boot! Sling-Dog brings him down, but Metalik fireman’s carry Ligero up. Ligero fights out of the driver then ripcords to boot! Metalik dropkicks him back down! Metalik DIVES onto AHJ! Fans are fired up as Metalik climbs up. Metalik leaps for a splash! Cover, TWO!! Ligero lives and the triple threat continues!
Metalik drags Ligero up again for another fireman’s carry but AHJ comes in to pull Ligero off. AHJ boots but Metalik blocks. AHJ tries to reason with Metalik but he gets flipped and kicked! Fireman’s carry, Metalik Driver! Cover, but Ligero dropkicks it apart! Ligero stands and drags Metalik up. Metalik breaks free but Ligero fires off strikes. Ligero runs to knee Metalik! Metalik gets to a corner and puts Ligero on the apron. Ligero baits Metalik in to the buckles, then hits a springboard stunner! Fans fire up and Ligero feeds off it to FLY onto Metalik! Ligero takes Metalik out then goes back to AHJ. He springboards, but AHJ blocks the DDT! Ligero sunsets but AHJ reverses to a deadlift German Suplex! Bridging cover, TWO!! “You gotta be kidding me?!”
AHJ can’t believe it, but he gets a shoulder from Metalik. Metalik climbs but AHJ hits a Flash Kick! AHJ runs into a SUPERKICK from Ligero! Ligero sprintboards, tornado DDT! Cover, Ligero wins!!
Winner: Ligero, by pinfall
NXT UK is running away with this! 3-0 for the Cruiserweights from across the pond, will they prove to have the best Cruiserweight class in all of the WWE?
Akira Tozawa VS Jordan Devlin!
This is it! The main event of Cruiserweight night of Worlds Collide! The Stamina Monster is a former Cruiserweight Champion and would love to challenge for the title again. Meanwhile, NXT UK’s Irish Ace is hungry for any gold he can get. Will Devlin prove he’s not only worthy of challenging Walter for the WWE United Kingdom Championship but of crossing over to challenge Tony Nese for his title, too?
The bell rings and Tozawa gets the fans to “AH! AH!” with him. He and Devlin circle and feel things out fast and furious. Devlin and Tozawa tie up but Devlin kicks sharp! Tozawa lets out another “AH!” and fans echo it. Devlin kicks him again for another long “AAH!” Tozawa and Devlin go again, and Tozawa gives Devlin back that kick. Devlin gets up and goes again to waistlock. Tozawa spins to a toehold and reaches for a headlock. Devlin rolls and Tozawa lets go, and the two stand off. Tozawa and Devlin circle and tie up again. Devlin wrenches to an armlock but Tozawa rolls. Devlin keeps him down but Tozawa bridges to deny the cover. Tozawa rolls but Devlin wrenches. Tozawa keeps rolling and wrenches back.
Devlin rolls and spins and handsprings to snapmare Tozawa back to a headlock, but Tozawa reverses right back. Tozawa has a grounded Fujiwara and fans “AH! AH!” but Devlin grabs at Tozawa’s face. The ref reprimands Devlin and the two go around on the mat. Devlin toeholds but Tozawa attempts headscissors. It takes a couple times but Tozawa gets Devlin down. Devlin resists the armbar but Tozawa resists the cover. They stand and Devlin has the headlock. Tozawa fights out but Devlin runs him over. Devlin looms over Tozawa but things speed up. Devlin sunsets but Tozawa rolls through to Penalty Kick to senton! Cover, ONE, but Tozawa keeps his cool as fans “AH!” for him. Tozawa puts Devlin in a corner and stomps away. Fans “AH! AH!” with him as he stomps the mudhole!
Tozawa backs off at the ref’s count, then drags Devlin up for a snapmare and kick! Cover, TWO! Tozawa keeps on Devlin as fans rally up. Devlin endures the chinlock, but Tozawa whips. Devlin reverses and table tops Tozawa to then drag Tozawa out and throw him into barriers! The barrier almost falls over! Devlin keeps going as he rams Tozawa into the apron, then rams his knee in. Devlin puts Tozawa in then drags him up for an atomic backbreaker! Fans boo as Devlin mocks the “AH!” Devlin drives his elbow into Tozawa then kicks him. Tozawa gets to a corner but Devlin grinds his boot in. The ref counts and Devlin backs off at 4. Fans boo and jeer Devlin then “AH! AH!” for Tozawa.
Devlin drags Tozawa up by his ear, then whips to run Tozawa over with an elbow. Devlin toys with Tozawa but Tozawa gets mad. Tozawa throws body shots but they don’t hurt. But then the elbows do, and that chop does! Tozawa chops more, but Devlin catches Tozawa for the urenage and standing moonsault! Cover, TWO! Devlin keeps his cool while walking it off. Fans “AH! AH!” even as Devlin stomps and drags Tozawa up. Devlin scoops and slams Tozawa. Cover, TWO! Tozawa grits his teeth but Devlin drives in an elbow. Devlin puts Tozawa in a chinlock then body scissors. Tozawa endures and fans rally up again.
Devlin adds a full nelson to the hold but Tozawa powers up with every “AH! AH!” Tozawa is free and he throws elbows until Devlin lets go. He keeps throwing shots but Devlin uppercuts. Devlin whips but Tozawa reverses to headscissor Devlin down! Tozawa adds the shining wizard! He drags Devlin to a drop zone and he climbs up high. Devlin sees that coming and gets out of the ring. Tozawa changes course to DIVE! The Tozawa Torpedo hits! Tozawa puts Devlin back in and climbs up again. Missile dropkick! Cover, TWO! Devlin lives but the “AH! AH!” keeps Tozawa focused. Tozawa drags Devlin away from the ropes with a waistlock. Devlin breaks the waistlock then runs, but into the back kick. Tozawa swings, slides and tilt-o-whirls into the Iron Octopus!
Devlin endures as Tozawa pulls back hard. Devlin manages to walk even as Tozawa pulls hard, and pops out to give Tozawa a backbreaker! Both men are down and a standing count starts. The count reaches 5 before either man sits up. Devlin drags himself to ropes, but he walks into Tozawa’s CHOP! Devlin JABS back, but Tozawa CHOPS! They go back and forth with jabs and chops, then Tozawa gets an edge! Tozawa fires up, feints the chop to hit his own JAB! Devlin is dazed, Tozawa runs, but Devlin bicycle boots! Tozawa is dazed but he manages to boot back! SUPERKICK! ROLLING ROUNDHOUSE! Both men go down but fans fire up! The fans cheer on “Worlds Collide!” for giving them this match.
Tozawa grits his teeth as he runs in at Devlin, but Devlin slips out. Devlin blocks Tozawa but Tozawa catches the slingshot for a German! Bridging cover, TWO!! Devlin escapes but Tozawa climbs back up! Fans know what’s coming and give Tozawa strength with “AH! AH!” Tozawa aims but Devlin trips him up! Devlin throws EuroUppers then climbs up to join Tozawa. Tozawa punches him but Devlin hits back. Devlin climbs again, stands Tozawa up, but Tozawa resists! Tozawa elbows away and then throws Devlin down with a gourd buster! Tozawa stands, SUPER SENTON onto knees!! Devlin grits his teeth as he reels Tozawa in for the saido suplex! Cover, Devlin wins!
Winner: Jordan Devlin, by pinfall
The Irish Ace completes NXT UK’s sweep of this event! It was a complete 4-0, but it took a lot out of Devlin. Will Devlin be good to go to challenge whichever champion he wants?
What a great second edition of the Wrestlemania Axxess Worlds Collide! But again, the most amazing thing is that all the NXT UK superstars competing tonight won! I would not have guessed that happening, and I kinda feel bad for the 205 Live guys. But that aside, these were all great matches from first to last. Kendrick VS Bate was great because it also had some great comedy elements. The tag match was great, but I would’ve thought that was where 205 Live would’ve gotten something. Kanellis and Daivari are the Heels so they could’ve gotten away with winning by cheating, but it was good for Andrews & FMW to win and keep their tag possibilities alive. The Triple Threat was incredible, and AHJ did great throwing in some Heel attitude. I look forward to AHJ showing up in NXT and doing just about anything.
Not only did NXT UK sweep, Tozawa VS Devlin was the only match a Heel won. The match was great, but it makes some sense for Devlin to win. He grows stronger in the Cruiserweight Division in case should he ever come to 205 Live, and as a Heel he’d work against a Face champion like Tony Nese. Devlin also stays strong in terms of NXT UK and what feels like a coming match against Walter. Devlin is definitely a superstar WWE can use for big crossovers like NXT UK with 205 Live.
My Score: 8.5/10