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WWE sets date for Ilja Dragunov vs. A-Kid NXT UK title match

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WWE has revealed when Ilja Dragunov and A-Kid's NXT United Kingdom Championship match will be taking place.

Dragunov will defend his NXT United Kingdom Championship against A-Kid on the Thursday, October 14 episode of NXT UK. The announcement was made during a sit-down face-to-face segment with Dragunov and A-Kid that aired on this week's NXT UK.

This will be Dragunov's first defense of the NXT United Kingdom Championship. He defeated WALTER to win the title at NXT TakeOver 36 last month, ending WALTER's 870-day reign as champion.

Following Tyler Bate, Pete Dunne, and WALTER, Dragunov is the fourth wrestler to hold the NXT United Kingdom Championship since it was introduced in 2017.

A-Kid became the number one contender to Dragunov's title by defeating Nathan Frazer and Rampage Brown in a triple threat match on last week's NXT UK.

A-Kid is a former NXT UK Heritage Cup Champion. He's challenged for the NXT United Kingdom Championship once before, losing to WALTER this January.