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Worlds Collide gets a pre-show, and a pre-show match

There’s no TakeOver this weekend before Royal Rumble, but that doesn’t mean NXT won’t have a show.

That show is Worlds Collide, there are some pretty interesting matches on the card. For several of them, though, they’re not matches with a ton of backstory aside from the overall NXT vs. NXT UK theme.

A just announced Worlds Collide pre-show match, on the just announced pre-show, fits in that category.

A non-title showdown between NXT UK Women’s champ Kay Lee Ray and Mia Yim should be fun. There’s even a bit of history thanks to the build to WarGames, where Ray was on Shayna Baszler’s team and Yim was on Rhea Ripley’s until a night-of attack by Dakota Kai took her out of the match.

Yim, Ray and the pre-show will happen before this card goes on in Houston’s Toyota Center on Sat., Jan. 25:

- Imperium (WALTER, Alexander Wolfe, Fabian Aichner & Marcel Barthel) vs. Undisputed ERA (Adam Cole, Roderick Strong, Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly)

- Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Toni Storm

- #DIY (Tommaso Ciampa & Johnny Gargano) vs. Moustache Mountain (Tyler Bate & Trent Seven)

- Ilja Dragunov vs. Finn Bálor

We’ll have coverage of the show, starting with the pre-show at 6:30 p.m. Eastern, right here at Cageside Seats.

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