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Shawn Michaels claims WWE NXT Championship Final is a “clash of techniques”

1 years ago By Sports Desk

The stage is set for an epic showdown as Ilja Dragunov prepares to challenge Carmelo Hayes for the “WWE NXT” Championship at The Great American Bash. In a recent interview on “Sports Guys Talk Wrestling,” Senior Vice President of Talent Development Creative Shawn Michaels provided a thrilling preview of what fans can expect from this highly anticipated title bout. Michaels described the clash between Dragunov and Hayes as a battle of techniques, showcasing the distinct styles of both competitors. Let’s dive into the insights shared by Michaels and explore the implications of this exciting matchup.

WWE NXT Championship match will be a clash of techniques, according to Shawn Michaels

According to Shawn Michaels, Carmelo Hayes and Ilja Dragunov bring contrasting styles to the table. Michaels described Hayes as flashy, while Dragunov embodies a more traditional, scrappy approach. He emphasized Dragunov’s intensity and physicality, noting that he is no stranger to enduring punishment from opponents twice his size. Michaels expressed curiosity about Hayes’ durability and how he will fare against Dragunov’s relentless assault:

“Carmelo [is] very flashy. Again, Ilja, the same thing, but he’s more of a traditional really scrapping guy. He gets ugly, he gets intense. It’s going to be very physical from his standpoint,” Michaels said. “I’m curious to see how durable Carmelo Hayes can be in this matchup because again, Ilja is someone who does not shy away from physicality. I’ve seen him get just battered by men twice his size. I find it hard to believe that Carmelo Hayes is going to be able to batter him more than what I’ve seen him go through before,” he continued. “And he doesn’t give up then, he doesn’t quit then. So I think this one is going to be a war of attrition in a way that I think we’ve never seen before.”

Ilja Dragunov has proven himself in grueling battles against hard-hitting opponents, showcasing his ability to withstand immense punishment. In his recent Last Man Standing Match at “NXT” Battleground, Dragunov withstood a relentless beating from Dijak and emerged victorious. However, the question remains: Can Dragunov keep up with Hayes’ fast-paced, high-flying style? Michaels acknowledged that while Dragunov has faced and conquered larger opponents, Hayes brings a different challenge to the table. The matchup between Dragunov and Hayes will test the competitors’ skills and endurance limits.

Shawn Michaels highlighted the intriguing aspect of this championship clash, emphasizing the potential for a war of attrition. Dragunov’s track record demonstrates his resilience and ability to endure punishment, while Hayes’ high-energy style adds an unpredictable element to the equation. Michaels questioned whether Hayes can match Dragunov’s physicality and emerge as the victor, holding onto the coveted “NXT” Championship. The clash between these two competitors promises to deliver a unique and gripping battle that will captivate “NXT” fans.

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