NXT Champion Ilja Dragunov squared off against Trick Williams with the championship and Williams’ NXT career on the line in a high-stakes showdown at WWE NXT Spring Breakin last night.

In a thrilling climax, Williams slayed the Mad Dragon, delivering a decisive Trickshot that floored Dragunov and secured the crucial three-count. This victory marked a monumental moment in Williams’ career as he clinched the NXT Championship for the first time, solidifying his position in the future of NXT.

Moreover, with Ilja Dragunov losing his coveted championship, a new report by Fightful Select stated that he received a proper send-off backstage much like other top prospects like Carmelo Hayes and Bron Breakker who are headed to the main roster.

“Much like Carmelo Hayes and Bron Breakker, Ilja Dragunov received a send off once he got backstage.”


The Mad Dragon has already made his main roster debut on the RAW after WrestleMania 40 delivering a spectacular performance and could be a hot commodity for both RAW and SmackDown to acquire in the upcoming WWE Draft starting this week.

On the other hand, fans eagerly anticipate seeing how Trick Williams will navigate his newfound role as NXT Champion, after stating that he will keep on fighting and prove to be remarkable title holder, so we will have to wait and watch if he can actually whoop that trick.

Do you think Ilja Dragunov will be drafted to the WWE main roster in the upcoming WWE Draft following his backstage sendoff? Sound off in the comments!

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