Ilja Dragunov Reveals His Three Dream Opponents on WWE’s Main Roster

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Ilja Dragunov hopes to become the next WWE NXT Champion but already has his sights set on who he hopes to face from WWE’s main roster.

Speaking to “Under the Ring,” Dragunov spoke about the potential matches he will have when he’s called up to either RAW or SmackDown and who he hopes to face. He said,


“This company is filled with an unlimited amount of great talent. So, I think there’s so many people I could create something special with,” he said. “One of the people that comes to my mind is definitely Shinsuke Nakamura, people like Seth Rollins who also have all this artistic expressive way with the people. You see how over he is and how much attention he gets.

“As long as the chance is still there, maybe with one of the people who have been the first I have been watching, like Rey Mysterio.”

It’s not just first-time matches that Dragunov is interested in as he recently spoke about facing off with his NXT UK adversary and current Intercontinental Champion GUNTHER.

Dragunov will challenge NXT Champion Carmelo Hayes during this weekend’s NXT No Mercy event.

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Ilja Dragunov Sets His Sights on WWE Main Roster

Ilja Dragunov, the rising star of WWE NXT, has his eyes set on becoming the next NXT Champion. However, he is already looking ahead to potential matches on WWE’s main roster. In a recent interview with “Under the Ring,” Dragunov discussed his aspirations and the superstars he hopes to face when he is called up to either RAW or SmackDown.

Dragunov expressed his admiration for the incredible talent pool in WWE and mentioned several names that he believes he could create something special with. One of the top contenders on his list is Shinsuke Nakamura, a former NXT Champion himself and known for his unique in-ring style. Dragunov also mentioned Seth Rollins, praising his artistic and expressive way of connecting with the audience.

“As long as the chance is still there, maybe with one of the people who have been the first I have been watching, like Rey Mysterio,” Dragunov added, showing his respect for the legendary luchador.

It’s not just dream matches with established stars that Dragunov is interested in. He recently expressed his desire to face off against his NXT UK adversary and current Intercontinental Champion, GUNTHER. This potential clash of champions would undoubtedly be a thrilling encounter for fans.

In the upcoming NXT No Mercy event, Dragunov will have a chance to prove himself as he challenges NXT Champion Carmelo Hayes. This high-stakes match will be a crucial step in his journey towards the top of the NXT brand.

Dragunov’s ambition and determination are evident as he aims to make a name for himself on WWE’s main roster. His impressive performances in NXT have already garnered attention and praise from fans and fellow wrestlers alike. With his unique style and intensity, Dragunov has the potential to become a major player in WWE’s main roster scene.

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Ilja Dragunov’s journey to the top is just beginning, and his aspirations to face some of WWE’s biggest stars on the main roster only add to the excitement. Wrestling enthusiasts can look forward to witnessing Dragunov’s evolution as he continues to make a name for himself in the world of professional wrestling.