Leon Ruff defeats Johnny Gargano to become NXT North American Champion

To open NXT, Leon Ruff defeated Johnny Gargano to become the new North American Champion.

NXT kicked off with Johnny Gargano defending his North American Championship. Gargano used a wheel to determine who he would defend his title against and names such as Timothy Thatcher, Damian Priest, Adam Cole and several others were on it but the pointer landed on Leon Ruff’s name.

Leon came down to the ring to face Gargano and at ringside was Damian Priest who distracted Gargano. When Gargano returned to the ring, he attempted to make quick work of Ruff but ended up getting pinned and losing the NXT North American Championship.

The upNXT crew will have a review up of tonight’s NXT immediately following the show and that can be watched on the upNXT YouTube channel.


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