NXT TakeOver 36 preview: WALTER vs. Ilja Dragunov II


Cut after beating after ear piercing causing twitching.

WALTER’s signature and frankly brutal punches devastated Ilya Dragunov during their first meeting at the NXT UK Championship, but the physical losses were nothing compared to the brutal beating inflicted on Dragunov’s soul.

After Dragunov nearly deposed Walter, who has held the title for more than two years, has changed.

The already bewildered participant lost all ability to control his emotions, often breaking down in the middle of his matches, continuing to abuse opponents after the call, and even becoming aggressive towards NXT UK officials.

Meanwhile, WALTER continued on his way, successfully defending his title against the likes of A-Kid and Rampage Brown. And after Dragunov defeated Joe Coffey and Brown in an insane Triple Threat Match, everything was set for his return fight with Walter.

At a tense press conference for the release of NXT on July 15, Dragunov expressed his respect for WALTER as a competitor, but also expressed his passionate hatred of The Ring General and stated that the NXT UK champion “deliberately broke something inside me.”

Although WALTER vs. Dragunov II was originally scheduled for July 22, Austrian Anomaly suffered an arm injury during a backstage altercation with The Mad Russian following a press conference a week earlier, which resulted in the title match being pushed back to NXT TakeOver on August 36. 22.

As such, the WWE Universe was forced to wait a little longer for the most anticipated rematch in NXT UK history, but considering the brutality we witnessed in the first championship fight, as well as the unbridled contempt shown by the champion and challenger. Secondly, we should all have fun at the massive NXT TakeOver 36.

Watch out for what promises to be a harrowing title fight not for the faint of heart as WALTER defends his NXT UK title against Dragunov at TakeOver 36 live on Sunday 22 August at 8/7 C at Peacock in the US. The States and WWE are everywhere!


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