WWE NXT UK title will be defended for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic forced the brand to stop holding shows.
WWE NXT UK title is currently held by WALTER. The Ring General will face the “Mad Russian” Ilja Dragunov on the NXT UK episode that will air on October 29 on the WWE Network.
NXT UK only re-launched and started releasing pre-taped episodes on Thursdays on the WWE Network last month.
WALTER has held the NXT UK championship since April 5, 2019, when he took the title from Pete Dunne at the NXT TakeOver: New York event.
In March of this year, Dragunov became the number one contender for the NXT UK championship after he won a 20-man Battle Royal. He will now get his long-delayed title shot.
Before WALTER and Dragunov meet for the title, however, they will be squaring off in tag team action during next week’s episode of NXT UK.
WALTER will be teaming up with his Imperium stable mate Alexander Wolfe to take on Dragunov and the man WALTER beat for the title, current NXT superstar and NXT UK producer, Pete Dunne.
Check out a promo featuring the history and bad blood between The Mad Russian and The Ring General in the video below.