WWE Moves Championship Match to NXT TakeOver 36

WWE broke the news last week that, due to a legitimate injury on the champ’s behalf, the rematch between Walter and Ilja Dragunov for the NXT UK Championship had been postponed indefinitely. This week’s WWE NXT saw a follow-up to that announcement, confirming the two would meet at NXT TakeOver 36 on Aug. 22 (the night after SummerSlam). Walter currently has the longest championship reign in modern WWE history at 839 days, winning the title at NXT TakeOver: New York in April 2019.

Since then the Austrian has defended the title against Pete Dunne, Travis Banks, Tyler Bate, Joe Coffey, Dave Mastiff, Dragunov, A-Kid, Tommaso Ciampa and Rampage Brown. Walter and Dragunov’s first bout in October 2020 was widely praised for its sheer brutality.

Spoilers for the next two episodes of NXT (taped on Wednesday night) confirmed the event would also see Karrion Kross vs. Samoa Joe for the NXT Championship. Other matches like NXT Women’s Champion Raquel Gonzalez vs. Dakota Kai and NXT North American Champion Isaiah “Swerve” Scott vs. Santos Escobar were also teased.

This story is developing…

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