NXT Spring Breakin 2024
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In the main event of Night One of NXT Spring Breakin 2024, Trick Williams defeated Ilja Dragunov to win the NXT Championship. This was a shocking outcome for the NXT fans but at the same time, it perhaps signals toward the official main roster arrival of the former champion as the Draft begins this week.

Dragunov was in control of this headliner of NXT Spring Breakin 2024 in the first half. A desperate Williams survived a coast-to-coast maneuver from Dragunov to gain back some momentum as he hit an H-Bomb to Dragunov as well as a Torpedo Moscow. Dragunov kicked out of those finishers but he was ultimately pinned with the Trick Shot finisher.

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Once the match ended at NXT Spring Breakin 2024, Dragunov hugged Williams as he presented him with the NXT Championship. Thus, Trick started his first reign with the NXT Championship. He got the title shot by defeating Carmelo Hayes at NXT Stand & Deliver during WrestleMania 40 weekend with the stipulation that if he loses then he will have to leave NXT.

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NXT Spring Breakin 2024: Trick Williams comments on title win

In an exclusive interview after his title win at NXT Spring Breakin 2024, Williams reflected on his spectacular title win, who claims to be fighting for a long time to reach the top of the roster. Moreover, he thanked everyone who supported him in this journey and vowed to be a fighting champion like a true babyface,

“I have been fighting for this and I come from fighters. I have been fighting my whole life. My mamma’s fighting right now, she is in the hospital, my brother has been fighting for a long time it’s all good, so I just did this, it’s not just for me, it’s for everybody, people who love me, the people for having my back for a long time, they taught me how to fight and I am gonna keep fighting, I am never gonna stop fighting, believe that.”

As for Dragunov, his championship run ends after 206 days at NXT Spring Breakin 2024. He defeated Carmelo Hayes for the title at No Mercy PPV back in September. He already made his first appearance on Raw after WrestleMania 40 and defeated Shinsuke Nakamura which sparked the speculations of a main roster entry during the coming Draft.

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