Ilja Dragunov Relinquishes NXT UK Championship

10 months ago by SP3

Ilja Dragunov Relinquishes NXT UK Championship WWE

A WWE star has relinquished their championship.

Ilja Dragunov has reigned as NXT UK Champion since defeating WALTER for the gold at NXT TakeOver 36 in August 2021.

It was revealed on the August 4 edition of NXT UK that Dragunov has suffered an injury that has forced him to relinquish the title.

This episode was previously filmed in July, which you can read about here.

General Manager Johnny Saint announced that there will be an eight-man tournament to determine the next champion of the brand.

The bracket features Trent Seven vs. Wolfgang, Oliver Carter vs. Charlie Dempsey, Mandrews vs. Joe Coffey and Kenny Williams vs. Tyler Bate in the first round.

The brand’s Twitter account posted a video of Ilja relinquishing the championship and wrote the following:

After an injury forced @UNBESIEGBAR_ZAR to relinquish the #NXTUK Title, General Manager @JohnnySaintWWE creates an eight-man tournament to decide the next NXT UK Champion.

We wish Ilja a full and complete recovery from his injury.

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