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Roderick Strong issues challenge to NXT UK Champion Ilja Dragunov

The challenge was made after Strong was victorious in his NXT UK debut.
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An NXT 2.0 star looks to be the next challenger for Ilja Dragunov's NXT United Kingdom Championship.

Roderick Strong made his NXT UK debut by defeating Wolfgang in the main event of this week's episode of the show. After the match, Strong got on the microphone and issued a challenge to Dragunov.

"Listen, I'm not here for a long time -- I'm here for a good time. And I'm here for the big-money fights," Strong said. "This match isn't the only reason I was here. Everybody knows who the big-money fight is. And Ilja Dragunov, I lay down the challenge and the ball is in your court."

After the episode aired, WWE posted a video with Dragunov smiling as he watched Strong issue the challenge.

Dragunov has been NXT UK Champion since winning the title from WALTER at TakeOver 36 last August. He's made successful title defenses against A-Kid, Rampage Brown, Jordan Devlin, and Nathan Frazer.

Strong is part of Diamond Mine in NXT 2.0. On next Tuesday's NXT, Strong will face Solo Sikoa in a Stand & Deliver qualifying match. The winner will advance to the multi-man ladder match for Carmelo Hayes' North American Championship at NXT Stand & Deliver during WrestleMania weekend.