First Match Announced For NXT TakeOver 36

WWE have officially announced the first match to take place at NXT TakeOver 36 on August 22nd. WWE United Kingdom Champion WALTER will defend his title against Ilja Dragunov for a second time at the event. The announcement was made on the July 22nd edition of NXT UK by Triple H, Shawn Michaels and William Regal.

The match was originally supposed to take place on the July 22nd edition of NXT UK. However, WALTER is currently side-lined with a hand injury, and is unable to compete.

The first match received critical and fan acclaim. Many had the match listed as one of their top matches of 2020, one of which being wrestling journalist Dave Meltzer, who awarded the match with a 5* rating. The UK Title match also was known for being a very hard hitting affair, with neither competitor holding back throughout.

While this is the first match officially announced by WWE, another title match has been confirmed for the show. Click here to find our more [this link does contain NXT spoilers for pre-taped shows].

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