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WWE NXT UK Results: Update on WALTER vs Dragunov's Match, Two Title Defenses Among Others

WALTER and Ilja Dragunov will face-off for NXT UK title (WWE)

WALTER and Ilja Dragunov will face-off for NXT UK title (WWE)

While heaping praise on Ilja Dragunov, Triple H termed him as an enigma and one of the hardest working men in wrestling.

Thursday’s show opened with a graphic dedicated to the late, great “Mr Wonderful" Paul Orndorff. The COO and founder of NXT, Triple H then announced that on next week’s show, WALTER will defend his NXT UK Championship on the line in a highly anticipated rematch against Ilja Dragunov. He had earlier praised WALTER for being the longest-reigning champion of the modern era, who defended his championship on both continents. While heaping praise on Dragunov, the legendary wrestler termed him as an enigma and one of the hardest working men in wrestling.

WALTER and Ilja Dragunov contract signing:

After a break, the champion and his challenger sat at a table in the ring with Sid Scala to sign the contracts for their epic match next week. Both superstars hyped about each other’s prowess and how they plan to go about for the upcoming clash. However, tensions rose when Dragunov said he would break WALTER and promised that he would walk out with the NXT UK Title or wouldn’t walk out at all, while the defending champion laughed it off and dared him to something then and there.

Here we take a look at the highlights from Thursday night’s action:

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first published:July 16, 2021, 12:13 IST