WWE recently announced an exciting tournament for Royal Rumble Axxess this year. The winner of this showcase will obtain a title opportunity for either the NXT Championship, the UK Championship or the Cruiserweight Championship on its respective brand depending on who wins the 3 brand tournament.
A few weeks ago, Vince McMahon and the rest of WWE‘s upper management told viewers that the company would start giving fans more of what they want. So this is something that the came up with.
Whether or not that’s actually taking place on the WWE Network is yet to be known, but fans have recently seen the rise Mustafa Ali who joined SmackDown Live full time.
Meanwhile Sasha Banks earn an opportunity at Ronda Rousey’s Raw Women’s Championship; both are signs that perhaps WWE is serious in their attempt to appease to its more hardcore fanbase with All Elite Wrestling assembling its collection of talent.
The WWE Universe’s reactions to Mustafa Ali on joining SmackDown Live have been overwhelmingly positive, which isn’t a surprise, given that he’s shined every time the promotion has placed him on one of their Pay Per Views, including on the main card of Survivor Series.
Mustafa Ali became popular as a huge star on 205 Live, and it’s those Network-exclusive weekly shows that draw the more praise from hardcore fans. Wrestlers like Pete Dunne, who has held the UK Championship for a record-breaking 600 days, Toni Storm, Bianca Belair, and Cedric Alexander are among WWE’s best and brightest stars.
At the Royal Rumble Axxess, WWE announced a “Worlds Collide Tournament” that will pit superstars from NXT, NXT UK, and 205 Live against each other. The tournament will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26 with a battle royal. Seeding will be determined by the order of eliminations, with the winner receiving a first-round bye in the 15-man tournament.