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Ilja Dragunov Targets GUNTHER After WWE Draft Call-Up: What It Means For Raw

One Big Thing

Ilja Dragunov’s recent move to Raw in the 2024 WWE Draft signifies not just a new chapter for him but also reignites one of wrestling’s most storied rivalries with GUNTHER.

The Highlights

  • Ilja Dragunov, previously a dominant force in NXT and NXT UK, has been officially moved to Raw as of April 29, 2024.
  • Dragunov took to WWE social media to express his gratitude towards NXT and his intention to elevate Raw to a new level.
  • A specific call-out was made to GUNTHER, Dragunov’s long-term rival, hinting at future confrontations on Raw.
  • The history between Dragunov and GUNTHER stretches back to their days in the European wrestling Circuit, including wXw, with Dragunov ending GUNTHER’s (then WALTER) historic NXT United Kingdom Championship reign in 2021.

Why It Matters

Ilja Dragunov’s arrival on Raw brings a breath of fresh air to the roster, promising high-intensity matches. His rivalry with GUNTHER has been one of the most captivating narratives in wrestling, blending sheer athleticism with deep storytelling. This move not only marks a significant career milestone for Dragunov but also sets up Raw for some potentially thrilling storylines and matchups. The anticipation of Dragunov vs. GUNTHER on the main roster could significantly boost Raw’s viewership and audience engagement.

Looking Ahead

With Ilja Dragunov’s commitment to elevating every platform he competes on, Raw fans can expect electrifying matches and intense rivalries. The rekindling of his feud with GUNTHER holds promise for memorable moments and potentially a new chapter in this epic saga.

What match-ups are you most excited to see Ilja Dragunov involved in on Raw? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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