By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
WWE filmed the following Worlds Collide tournament matches featuring wrestlers from NXT, NXT UK, and 205 Live at the Royal Rumble Axxess events this weekend in Phoenix, Arizona at the Phoenix Convention Center for a special that will air on WWE Network.
-Jordan Devlin won the battle royal that determined tournament seeding and earned a first round bye.
-Drew Gulak beat Mark Andrews to advance to face Devlin in the quarterfinals.
-Dominik Dijakovic beat TJP to advance to the quarterfinals.
-Keith Lee over Travis backs to advance to face Dijakovic in the quarterfinals.
-Humberto Carrillo defeated Zack Gibson to advance to the quarterfinals.
-Velveteen Dream over Tony Nese to advance to face Carrillo in the quarterfinals.
-Adam Cole beat Shane Thorne to advance to the quarterfinals.
-Tyler Bate defeated Cedric Alexander to advance to face Cole in the quarterfinals.
Powell’s POV: Thanks to Dot Net reader Jeffrey Peters. So the quarterfinal matches are Devlin vs. Gulak, Dijakovic vs. Lee, Carrillo vs. Dream, and Cole vs. Bate. The tournament’s opening rounds will air on WWE website and social media on Saturday, February 2 beginning at 11 a.m. CT/12 p.m. ET. The battle royal and latter rounds will air on a Worlds Collide special on WWE Network the same night at 7CT/8ET. If you attend Axxess and catch a tournament match, you are encouraged to send the results to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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