Ilja Dragunov has been one of the most hard-hitting and captivating WWE superstars who became a force to be reckoned with during his tenure in NXT. Following an amazing stint in the Black and Gold brand, Dragunov was called up to the RAW roster as part of the WWE Draft 2024.

In a highly anticipated debut on Monday Night RAW this week, Ilja Dragunov competed in a thrilling opening match of the King of the Ring Tournament, reigning supreme over the electrifying Ricochet.

Reflecting on his impressive debut, Dragunov offered sincere praise for Ricochet as a worthy opponent, acknowledging the challenge he posed. He expressed gratitude for the warm reception from the audience, grateful for their support as he embarked on his journey as a RAW superstar.

In recent post on his X, Ilja Dragunov gave an inside glimpse into his workout sessions displaying his amazing feat of strength. The Mad Dragon can be seen squatting with a weight bar, achieving an impressive 80lbs in pistol Zercher.


“Finally reached 80lbs pistol zercher. I believe in creativity and delusion.”

Looking ahead, the former NXT Champion sets his sights on the next round of the King of the Ring Tournament, where he is scheduled to face off against the leader of the YEET movement, Jey Uso next week on RAW. With his sights firmly set on the coveted King of the Ring accolade, Dragunov is determined to establish himself as a dominant force on the RAW roster, aiming to seize victory in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

What are your thoughts on Ilja Dragunov’s impressive workout session? Sound off in the comments!

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