WWE News: Battle Royals, NXT Vs. NXT Alumni, And Multi-Brand Matches Announced For ‘WrestleMania Axxess’


In just a little over a week, the WrestleMania 35 weekend will begin and there will be multiple days of fun wrestling events. With the big show itself, there will also be the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony, NXT TakeOver, and much more, but WWE doesn’t think that is enough. It has now been announced that WrestleMania AXXESS will include “Worlds Collide” events which will feature matches between superstars of all brands.

As much fun as the other big events will be and leading into Monday Night Raw and SmackDown Live, the rest of the weekend will present so much more. AXXESS is going to be the time for fans to meet superstars, get autographs, buy unique merchandise, and see matches they may never see again.

The official site of WWE reported that once again, worlds will collide, but there won’t be a tournament this time around. Multiple matches will take place over the five-day sessions of AXXESS with different themes for each one of them.

NXT vs. NXT Alumni
Thursday, April 4 (6-10 p.m.)

Matches include:

  • Roderick Strong vs. Tyler Breeze
  • Dominik Dijkaovic vs. Harper
  • SAnitY vs. Undisputed Era
  • Kassius Ohno vs. Aiden English

Many rumors had been flying around that Luke Harper may soon leave WWE and head for All Elite Wrestling or perhaps he retired, but he squashed that after this announcement.

Cruiserweights Collide
Friday, April 5 – Sessions 1 and 2

  • Tyler Bate vs. The Brian Kendrick
  • Akira Tozawa vs. Jordan Devlin
  • Flash Morgan Webster & Mark Andrews vs. Ariya Daivari & Mike Kanellis
  • Albert Hardie Jr. Gran Metalik vs. Ligero

Session 1 will run from 1-5 p.m. while Session 2 will run from 6-10 p.m. with these matches including superstars from NXT, NXT UK, and 205 Live.

NXT UK Tapings
Saturday, April 6 – Sessions 1, 2 and 3

Each of Saturday’s three sessions will have a taping for NXT UK, which will end up airing on the WWE Network.

Some of the best of the United Kingdom will compete at "Axxess"
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Brands Battle
Sunday, April 7 (8 a.m. to 12 p.m.)

There will be two huge 20-superstar battle royals on Sunday with male superstars in one and female superstars in another. Both will take place earlier in the day before WrestleMania 35 and both will feature superstars from NXT and NXT UK while the men’s match will also have competitors from 205 Live.

Women Collide
Monday, April 8 (12-4 p.m.)

Matches include:

  • Io Shirai vs. Sonya Deville
  • Toni Storm vs. Nikki Cross vs. Bianca Belair
  • Piper Nevin vs. Zelina Vega
  • Candice LeRae vs. Kay Lee Ray

These matches will feature superstars from Monday Night Raw, SmackDown Live, NXT, and NXT UK for a true taste of how it is when worlds collide.