WWE Universe reacts to former champion confronting Bron Breakker on NXT

It seems another challenger has emerged for Breakker
It seems another challenger has emerged for Breakker

WWE fans and wrestling industry figures have taken to social media to give their thoughts on Ilja Dragunov confronting Bron Breakker.

On last night's NXT 2.0, JD McDonagh went one-on-one with Tyler Bate in the main event. This saw the Irishman pick up a win over Big Strong Boy, becoming the number one contender for the NXT Championship. McDonagh and champ Bron Breakker then faced off in the ring, when another former NXT UK talent emerged.

Ilja Dragunov, a man who spent over 300 days as the NXT UK Champion, returned to a large pop from the crowd. Breakker seemed quite happy to see the Russian, McDonagh, however, was less pleased. The Irishman repeatedly screamed "no" as the former NXT UK standout entered the ring. Now, the WWE Universe and figures from the wrestling world have taken to Twitter to react.

Dragunov's impressive and lengthy NXT UK Title reign was ended by injury before the final set of the show's tapings. At these tapings, Tyler Bate won a tournament to decide the final ever NXT UK Champion.

Ilja Dragunov confronting Bron Breakker was revealed in a spoiler

Though many at the WWE Performance Center were surprised by Dragunov's return, this is because the show was taped ahead of time.

News of the Breakker, Dragunov and McDonagh segment was broken in a spoiler by a number of wrestling news sites when the tapings took place a few weeks ago. This meant that many fans were already aware of the return before the episode of NXT aired. The spoilers also detailed a promo segment that was recorded between the three men, set to air on next week's NXT.

The promo will apparently set up a triple threat match for the NXT Championship at the upcoming NXT Halloween Havoc event. The event will be broadcast on Peacock and the WWE Network on Saturday October 2nd 2022.

What did you think of Dragunov's return? Do you think he can topple Bron Breakker? Share your thoughts in the comment section down below.

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