Worlds collided at WWE NXT Heatwave, as NXT United Kingdom Champion Tyler Bate appeared and confronted NXT Champion Bron Breakker in the show-closing segment.
Bate, whose title win has yet to air on NXT UK television, appeared after Breakker's successful title defense against JD McDonagh in the Heatwave main event. There was no physicality in the angle, but both champions raised their titles as they stared each other down to close the show.
A tournament to crown a new NXT United Kingdom Champion began airing on last week's NXT UK show after Ilja Dragunov vacated the title due to injury.
Three of the eight competitors in that tournament appeared on Tuesday's Heatwave show -- Bate, Joe Coffey, and Wolfgang.
While not announced, it was strongly hinted on commentary that an NXT vs. NXT UK: Worlds Collide show is on the horizon, which jibes with a report that WWE is planning to run an NXT premium live event on the same day as AEW All Out on Sunday, September 4.
Bate, Gallus (Joe Coffey, Mark Coffey, Wolfgang), and Blair Davenport all appeared at Heatwave, with a Gallus vs. Josh Briggs and Brooks Jensen NXT UK Tag Team title match announced for next week's NXT episode.