A huge NXT UK Championship match will headline NXT UK this week as Ilja Dragunov defends against Nathan Frazer. Enjoy our NXT UK preview for all the information leading into the show. NXT UK airs at 3 PM ET/ 8 PM GMT on Peacock and the WWE Network.
Announced NXT UK Card (3/2/22)
- NXT UK Championship: Ilja Dragunov vs Nathan Frazer
- Sha Samuels vs Mark Coffey
Samuels vs. Coffey
Joe Coffey will challenge Noam Dar for his NXT UK Heritage Cup Championship at a later date. Joe’s brother, Mark Coffey, will take on Dar’s mate Sha Samuels this week after the two had a confrontation of their own last week.
Expect to see all four men involved in the finish of this match.
Frazer to Test Himself in NXT UK Title Match
A while back, Nathan Frazer requested a match with Mark Andrews to see if he was at his level. Frazer lost. He was then given the honor of having WALTER’s last NXT UK match before the Austrian moved to the US and became Gunther. Frazer also lost that match.
The ever-enthusiastic Frazer was inspired enough by those losses to challenge Dragunov to a contest for the NXT UK Championship. Dragunov doesn’t think Frazer is up to the test but accepted his challenge anyway. Frazer is looking to prove a lot of people wrong and win the big one.
Winning the @NXTUK title is one of the hardest mountains to climb in WWE history.
There’s only been 4 champions in it’s entire history. The standard really is that high.
Ilja doesn’t think I’m ready. Hell, you probably don’t think I’m ready…
You couldn’t be more wrong. pic.twitter.com/Jm5uuuZBQa
— Nathan Frazer (@WWEFrazer) February 24, 2022
Any Other Business
Fans will attend NXT UK tapings for the first time in 2022 this week. Expect to see the final pieces put in place for matches to welcome them back to the BT Sport Studios.
Meiko Satomura will definitely have something to say about Isla Dawn’s attack last week. Ashton Smith & Oliver Carter may also be vocal about the way they lost their NXT UK Tag Team Championship shot against Moustache Mountain seven days ago.
— NXT UK (@NXTUK) February 24, 2022
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