Ilya Rukober is a Russian professional wrestler signed with WWE. He is a former NXT United Kingdom Champion.
- Professional Wrestling Career
- Championships and Accomplishments
Professional Wrestling Career
Early Years (2012-2019)
In 2012, Rukober made his professional wrestling debut and began working for wXw. Rukober worked for several American and European circuits and won several championships before signing with WWE.
In 2019, Rukober signed with WWE and began working for NXT UK. they later renamed him Ilja Dragunov and lost to Cesaro at TakeOver Cardiff. Later, he joined forces with Gallus during their feud with Imperium. At World's Collide, he was defeated by Finn Balor.
After the shows restarted in the UK, Dragunov entered the Heritage Cup and lost. In September, he faced Walter and lost. The match received five stars from Dave Meltzer. At TakeOver 36, Dragunov defeated Walter and won the United Kingdom Championship. He held the title for 319 days before relinquishing it due to an injury.
Championships and Accomplishments
|Championship||Number of Times|
|wXw Unified World Wrestling Championship||1|
|wXw World Tag Team Championship||3|
|wXw Shotgun Championship||2|
|NXT United Kingdom Championship||1|