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Leon Ruff Wins NXT North American Championship

Tonight’s episode of NXT got off to a shocking start as Johnny Gargano would allow his opponent to be picked by a wheel – only to lose his North American Championship to relative WWE newcomer Leon Ruff!

Ruff would pick up the win as Gargano’s most recent rival – and the man he won the NXT North American Championship from – The Archer of Infamy Damian Priest watched on.

Ruff’s name had only made its way onto the wheel as a replacement for Austin Theory – who dramatically ‘quit’ NXT several weeks ago.

Ruff would indeed cause the ultimate upset, though, by defeating Johnny Gargano to become the new NXT North American Champion!

Leon Ruff only signed with WWE officially a matter of months ago, having actually already wrestled on RAW, SmackDown and NXT.

Before signing with WWE officially, Ruff would compete against Sheamus and Aleister Black. Former EVOLVE star Ruff would sign with NXT as part of the class which saw August Grey, formerly known as Anthony Greene, Curt Stallion, Brandi Lauren, Joe Gacy and Josh Briggs join the company.

You can check out our full coverage of this week’s NXT here, where the results will be updated as and when they happen.