WALTER Suffers ‘Severe Injury’ To His Hand, Pulled From Rematch With Ilja Dragunov
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WALTER is ready to clash with Ilja Dragunov… well, not anymore.
According to an announcement by WWE, an alleged hand injury is keeping him out of the ring, and he can’t compete in the highly-anticipated match against Dragunov.
WWE medical staff has confirmed @NXTUK Champion @WalterAUT has suffered a severe injury to his left hand and has been deemed unfit to compete for his scheduled rematch with @UNBESIEGBAR_ZAR.
Stay locked in for more updates on this quickly developing story.
The timing of the announcement is noteworthy due to WALTER’s appearance on Thursday’s episode of NXT UK, where he and Dragunov participated in a contract signing for the title match. Shortly after they signed the contract, the announcement was made that WALTER was involved in an undisclosed incident on the show and would be unable to compete. The match was scheduled to take place on the July 22 episode of the show, but NXT UK will make an announcement on plans for the postponed match in the near future.