WWE NXT video highlights: Ilza Dragunov returns


A former NXT United Kingdom Champion made his return in a show-closing angle on last night’s NXT.

For the first time since relinquishing the NXT UK title due to injury, Ilja Dragunov appeared on WWE programming last night. After the main event of the episode, he faced NXT Champion Braun Brecker and JD McDonagh.

In that main event, McDonagh defeated Tyler Bett to become the number one contender for Breaker’s NXT Championship. But McDonagh wasn’t the only person who had his eye on the title. As Brecker and McDonagh went head to head, Dragunov’s music played and he made his way into the ring. The show ended with a gaze between the three of them.

There was also an important development last night regarding the NXT North American Championship. Shawn Michaels informed Solo Sequoia that he would be relinquishing the title, and it was announced that there would be a five-way ladder match at NXT Halloween Havoc on Saturday, October 22 to crown the new North American Champion.

Sequoia defeated Carmelo Hayes to win the North American title last week, but Sequoia should not have been in the match. Wes Lee, who won a fan vote for the right to challenge Hayes, was kicked out of the title match after Hayes and Trick Williams attacked him backstage.

Hayes and Oro Mensa (former NXT UK Tag Team Champion Oliver Carter) are the first two wrestlers to be confirmed for a Halloween Havoc ladder match. Lee and Tony D’Angelo will face each other in the qualifiers next week.

More coverage from last night —

  • Speak now: What’s happening on NXT?
  • Ilja Dragunov appears on WWE NXT, faces Braun Brecker and JD McDonagh
  • Soul halted debut, four more matches announced for WWE NXT next week
  • Oro Mensa Qualifies for the WWE NXT Halloween Havoc Ladder Match
  • North American title vacant, new champion will be decided at NXT Halloween Havoc
  • WWE NXT Live Results: Bett vs McDonagh Number One Contender Match

WWE NXT Video Highlights –

Shawn Michaels forces Solo Sequoia to give up the North American Championship

Nathan Fraser vs Axiom (2nd match in best three series)

Alba Fair will take the title of Mandy Rose and destroy her empire

Damon Kemp reveals he’s ransacked a diamond mine since the beginning

IWhy Nile and Tatum Paxley vs Toxic Attraction

Disputes are made awaiting approval

Adris Enofe and Malik Blade Vs The Daddy

Meiko Satomura Thinks Roxanne Perez Will Be A Champion Soon

Wendy Choo Vs Cora Jade

Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams get interrupted by Chase You

Andre Chase and Bodhi Hayward vs Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams

Gallus doesn’t want Briggs and Jensen to get into their card game

Sanga vs Von Wagner

Wes Lee will face Tony D’Angelo in the North American title qualifier next Tuesday

North American title qualifying match: Oro Mensa vs Grayson Waller

Brutus Creed will try to end Damon Kemp’s career next week

Braun Brecker Honors Connor’s Cure Thriver Landon “The Conqueror” Chase

Soul Rucka is coming to NXT next week

Tyler Bett vs JD McDonagh Number One Contender Match, Ilja Dragunov Returns

NXT Fallout: Carmelo Hayes set to become three-time North American Champion

NXT Fallout: Oro Mensa reacts to his NXT debut

NXT Fallout: Nikita Leone and Zoey Stark are coming for the NXT Women’s Tag Team Titles

NXT Fallout: Zion Quinn gives some advice to Quincy Elliot

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