In recent years, the night before one of the major WWE PPVs
has been reserved for an NXT TakeOver event. But Saturday night was different.
Instead of the usual TakeOver, we were treated to a Worlds Collide
event pitting NXT superstars against NXT UK wrestlers. This provided an unusual
opportunity: If you were unfamiliar with the British counterpart to the back-and-gold
brand, this was your chance to get to know some of the competitors. If you watch
NXT UK regularly, this was a bonus PPV since we just had their Blackpool
TakeOver a couple weeks ago.
While the format was similar to Survivor Series, the intra-brand
competition was more personal than it was about brand supremacy. That alone
made it easier to digest and enjoy. (Not having Michael Cole yell “brand
supremacy!” 87 times also helped.)
Much like a TakeOver, Worlds Collide provided excellent
in-ring action to keep everyone entertained. If you were looking for some great
wrestling this weekend, you came to the right place. On top of that, they even
set up some matches for this week’s NXT program, so that was a nice bonus.
With that said, let’s dig into this event and find out what
made it tick. Let’s get to it…
Scott is a former journalist and longtime wrestling fan who was smart enough to abandon WCW during the Monday Night Wars the same time as the Radicalz. He fortunately became a fan in time for WrestleMania III and came back as a fan after a long high school hiatus before WM XIV. Monday nights in the Carlson household are reserved for viewing Raw -- for better or worse.