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Date set for WALTER vs. Ilja Dragunov NXT UK title match

After being delayed by months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, WWE has set a date for WALTER and Ilja Dragunov's NXT UK Championship match.

WALTER vs. Dragunov for the NXT UK Championship will air on the Thursday, October 29 episode of NXT UK. WWE had been building to Dragunov challenging for WALTER's title in advance of NXT UK TakeOver: Dublin when that show was scheduled for April. Dragunov became the number one contender to WALTER's title by winning a 20-man battle royal at a set of television tapings back in March, but NXT UK had to go on hiatus from running events due to the pandemic.

Dragunov and WALTER will also face off in tag team action on NXT UK next Thursday (October 15). Dragunov will team with Pete Dunne against WALTER & Alexander Wolfe. Dragunov saved Dunne from WALTER and Wolfe at the end of NXT UK last week.

WALTER has been NXT UK Champion since winning the title from Dunne in April 2019. Following Tyler Bate and Dunne, WALTER is the third wrestler to hold the championship.