On last nights (20/01/221) NXT UK, it was announced that Ilja Dragunov will defend the NXT UK Championship against the self proclaimed ace of NXT UK Jordan Devlin.
The match was announced via a video package featuring both Ilja and Devlin;
It was Devlin’s idea for an Empty Arena match believing that taking the fans away from Ilja will give him the edge in there although he refers to it as an even playing field, laying out the challenge to Ilja who accepted the stipulation. The whole rivalry has been based around the differing philosophy of the competitors, where as Devlin fights for himself and himself alone, Ilja fights for his family and for the fans.
This will be Ilja Dragunov’s second defence of the NXT UK championship since he defeated Walter for the title at NXT Takeover 36, as Ilja successfully defended the Championship against A-Kid on the 14th of October edition of Raw.
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