Ilja Dragunov Triumphs Against Baron Corbin in WWE NXT Deadline Successfully Defends NXT Championship

Ilja Dragunov Triumphs Against Baron Corbin in WWE NXT Deadline Successfully Defends NXT Championship

Ilja Dragunov Emerges Triumphant, Leaving The Total Mortgage Arena as NXT Champion

In a high-stakes encounter at the WWE NXT’s Deadline premium live show, Baron Corbin’s attempt to seize “The Mad Dragon” Ilja Dragunov’s crown fell short. The personal feud reached its apex as Corbin finally earned his shot at the coveted title, but it was Dragunov who left The Total Mortgage Arena adorned with the prestigious “NXT” championship.

Even Grounds to Tactical Maneuvers: Unfolding of the Championship Match

The match began on a level playing field, but Corbin strategically forced Dragunov towards the reinforced announce table, a structure bolstered after previous Iron Survivor Challenge matches, as highlighted by the commentary team. Despite relentless attacks on Dragunov’s ribs, the resilient champion executed a coast-to-coast maneuver, skillfully thwarting Corbin’s offensive efforts.

Emotional Exchange and Decisive Victory: Dragunov’s H-bomb Triumph

In a poignant moment, Dragunov embraced Corbin in the ring before delivering his third H-bomb, securing the pin and the decisive victory.

Post-Match Drama: Confrontations and Unresolved Conflicts

Trick Williams, the buzzer-beating Iron Survivor Challenge winner, confronted Dragunov in the aftermath of the contest. As the show concluded, a new layer of conflict emerged with Carmelo Hayes, engaged in a feud with his former comrade due to an assault on Williams, making his way down the ramp. The stage is now set for Dragunov’s anticipated face-off against Williams at “NXT’s” New Year’s Evil event on January 2nd.

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