Originally published at WWE NXT notes: Ilja Dragunov to appear, In-Dex, Raquel Gonzalez
WWE’s NXT brand is moving towards their TakeOver 36 event on August 22nd and on that show, WALTER is defending the NXT UK Championship against Ilja Dragunov. To promote the bout, Ilja is appearing on the 8/10 episode of NXT on USA Network.
On the 8/10 show, there is going to be a face-to-face between Kyle O’Reilly and Adam Cole. William Regal will be present for the segment.
The semi-final matches of the Breakout tournament are set. The two remaining bouts are Duke Hudson versus Carmelo Hayes along with Odyssey Jones versus Trey Baxter.
In his first sanctioned match since October of 2020, Ridge Holland made his return to the ring and defeated Ikemen Jiro in singles competition. Closing out tonight’s NXT was Johnny Gargano versus Dexter Lumis in a ‘Love Her or Leave Her’ match where Indi Hartwell would get to stick with Dexter Lumis if he won but would have to stay away from him if he lost. Gargano got the win, but Lumis and Hartwell embraced at the end of the match anyway.
#InDex LIVES ON!!!! 😘 😘 😘 😘 😘#WWENXT @indi_hartwell @DexterLumis pic.twitter.com/SYL5P3IpUq
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) August 4, 2021
Also scheduled for next week’s program is NXT Women’s Champion Raquel Gonzalez’s response to Dakota Kai and a singles match between Sarray and Ember Moon.
Diamond Mine’s Roderick Strong picked up a win over Bobby Fish. Later in the show, there was a video package during-which Cruiserweight Champion KUSHIDA agreed to put the title on the line against Strong.