Video: Ilja Dragunov Gets Emotional Backstage After Capturing NXT World Title

As seen at WWE NXT No Mercy 2023 on Saturday night, Ilja Dragunov captured the big one by defeating Carmelo Hayes to become the new NXT World Champion.

After his co-main event victory at No Mercy, Dragunov was embraced by Michaels backstage at the Mechanics Bank Arena in Bakersfield, CA. in an emotional moment.

Check out the footage below.

WWE released the latest installment of their “Top 10” digital series on their official YouTube channel this weekend.

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