Under the Ring
Under the Ring
Sep 25, 2023
Under The Ring: Ilja Dragunov on his rivalry with NXT champion Carmelo Hayes, why he's so intense in the ring, his classic match with Gunther
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This week, we're joined by the No. 1 contender to the NXT championship, Ilja Dragunov. Dragunov is challenging NXT champion Carmelo Hayes for the title in the main event of the NXT premium live event, No Mercy, in Bakersfield, California on Sunday, Oct. 1 Dragunov discusses his current NXT run and also talks about his origins in pro wrestling as well as how he feels the crowd and reacts to them as he performs. He also discusses his classic NXT UK match with the man formerly known as Walter, the Intercontinental champion Gunther, which received widespread praise from fans and critics alike.

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