The wrestling world was abuzz this Wednesday night when Ilja Dragunov made a dramatic return to WWE NXT. After weeks of speculation and anticipation, the Russian grappler stormed the ring and assaulted JD McDonagh.
McDonagh went 1-on-1 with Carmelo Hayes on the show. The returning Dragunov took out Trick Williams, distracting McDonagh and allowing Hayes to pick up the win. Following the match, Ilja went after McDonagh and chased him through the crowd. McDonagh fled before Dragunov could hit his finisher.
In the span of one night, an entire feud has been set up between these two stars. Fans are now eagerly awaiting the next chapter in the rivalry between Dragunov and McDonagh. Their styles and personas are completely different, but both are sure to bring the excitement and intensity that has been missing from the gold brand of late.
Only time will tell how this feud will play out, but one thing is certain – Ilja Dragunov is back and ready to seek revenge against McDonagh after their previous match.
You can check out some highlights from the match below:
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