WWE NXT Power Rankings: Worlds Collide fallout


The black and yellow brand just went head to head with NXT UK. Titles have changed hands, rivalries are set for Takeover Portland and the Dusty Rhodes Classic has a winner. It’s the first edition of power rankings in 2020, let’s see who’s making the list.

The NXT power rankings are getting a makeover in the new year. Some familiar faces still sit atop the list, but there are some notable newcomers making their very first appearance. Some champions remain the same from our last 2019 edition, but we have new champions to unveil in 2020. Something tells me that after NXT Takeover Portland, more titles could change hands.

NXT men’s division

10. Damien Priest

Damien Priest was the first superstar to call out the new North American champion. He was met with opposition from Dominick Dijakovic and caught an L in an unofficial No. 1 contender match. Something tells me this loss has fueled the archer of infamy.

9. Isaiah “Swerve” Scott

Scott has been one of the most impressive acts in 2020, dazzling in all of his matches. He came up short in earning the title in Worlds Collide. He may be first in line to challenge the new NXT Cruiserweight champion.


8. Johnny Gargano

Johnny wrestling enjoyed a tag-team reunion at Worlds Collide but has to quickly refocus his gears for Takeover Portland. Johnny Takeover has a date with the prince.

7. Dominick Dijakovic

Dijakovic has his eyes on the North American title and picked up a victory over Damien Priest. Could his rivalry with Keith Lee add another layer?

6. Jordan Devlin

Jordan Devlin fulfilled a prophecy since joining WWE by becoming the NXT Cruiserweight champion. The Irish Ace now has all eyes on him after all his hard work in NXT UK. He’ll be in Full Sail next week.


The NXT UK champion led his faction (Imperium) to victory over the Undisputed Era. Shorthanded after an injury forced Alexander Wolfe out the contest, WALTER proved why he is a serious threat to any superstar in the company.


4. Tommaso Ciampa

Ciampa wasted no time after his Worlds Collide victory with his former #DIY partner. He would go on to eliminate all members of the Undisputed Era and ink a contract for a world title shot at Takeover Portland. Goldie could be returning home very soon.

3. Finn Balor

Balor does not miss. Finn has racked up three wins in less than two weeks and a statement victory at the Worlds Collide event. He’s hell-bent on getting revenge on Johnny Gargano costing him the title. Their matchup will be a must-see at Takeover Portland.

2. Keith Lee

Keith Lee has continued his 2019 run into the new year and parlayed it in earning his first NXT gold. The North American champion continued his moment, making waves at the Royal Rumble and coming face to face with Brock Lesnar and Braun Strowman. Lee is still one of the biggest draws in the company.

1. Adam Cole

Adam Cole and the Undisputed Era have been on a bit of a losing streak. Their run of having all the gold in NXT seems like it could be slowly coming to an end. Coming up short despite having the numbers advantage supports this case. NXT Takeover Portland will be a big test in the title reign of Adam Cole.

NXT women’s division

10. Kayden Carter

Carter picked up her first television victory over Chelsea Green. She’s already battled against some of the division’s bests. This win could breed new opportunities for her.

9. Dakota Kai

Kai fell to her former best friend clean Wednesday night. She hasn’t looked as threatening since the beginning days of her heel turn. Her feud with Nox is likely far from over.

8. Toni Storm

Toni Storm failed to capture gold twice in recent weeks. She figures to be a part of the NXT brand moving forward and could make an instant impact on the division with a few wins.

7. Shotzi Blackheart

Shotzi has become a favorite at Full Sail. She catapulted to fame after eliminating Shayna Bazler from the No. 1 contender’s battle royal. She’s since battled Bazler one-on-one, appeared in the Royal Rumble and drove a tank to the ring. The Sky’s the limit for Blackheart.

6. Tegan Nox

Nox finally got her revenge against Dakota Kai. The shiniest wizard was also the 28th entrant in this year’s women’s Royal Rumble. Things are trending up for Tegan Nox.


5. Kay Lee Ray

The NXT UK women’s champ kicked off Worlds Collide with a victory over Mia Yim for her brand. It’s possible she continues to seek competition across the pond.

4. Shayna Baszler

Shayna is in a bit of a free fall, but things will certainly pick up. She was the final entrant in the women’s Royal Rumble and things came down to her and Charlotte Flair. Rumors are swirling about what’s next for the queen of spades, and it could be challenging for another title.

3. Io Shirai

Shirai was notably absent Royal Rumble weekend after her match with Toni Storm last week. She would confirm her injury via Twitter. Shirai is over with the NXT fans, and once she returns, she deserves a title shot.


2. Bianca Belair

The EST of NXT showed out in multiple battle royals. She has earned a title shot against Rhea Ripley at NXT Portland and had a record-setting performance in her Royal Rumble debut. Belair’s star is as bright as ever; there’s a real chance she’s your next NXT women’s champion.


1. Rhea Ripley

Ripley continued her dominant run from 2019 at Worlds Collide. She would defeat Toni Storm to retain her title and now turns her attention to Bianca Belair and NXT Takeover Portland. The two will face off next week to get this feud started. Ripley is also welcoming all challengers.

NXT Tag Team division

5. Moustache Mountain

Trent Seven and Tyler Bate sneak into the Power Rankings for awaking an old giant in #DIY and stealing the show at Worlds Collide. In defeat, the duo looked strong against two NXT legends and put on a match we will likely still talk about in December.

4. Imperium

Imperium fell to the winners of the Dusty Classic but came up big at Worlds Collide. They proved to be the dominant faction in all of WWE.

3. Grizzled Young Veterans

The Grizzled Young Veterans have showcased their talent throughout 2020. Despite being runner-ups in the Dusty Classic, they should be a focal point of the NXT tag-team division going forward. Let’s hope they return tag-team wrestling to prominence in NXT.

2. BROserweights

Pete Dunne and Matt Riddle have only been a tag-team for a few weeks, and they’ve already climbed to the top of the division. Their chemistry grows every match they compete in. They get their shot at gold vs. the Undisputed Era at Takeover Portland.


1. Undisputed Era

O’Reilly and Fish were a part of a losing effort at Worlds Collide and taken out by Tomasso Ciampa days later. The Undisputed Era hasn’t had anything go there way as of late, but at NXT Takeover Portland, they get to prove why they’re one of the best teams NXT has ever seen.

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