Wes Lee Wins The NXT North American Championship

Wes Lee

Wes Lee has defeated Von Wager, Nathan Frazer, Oro Mensah and Carmelo Hayes to win his first-ever singles championship.

As the opening bell rang it was Nathan Frazer who gained the early momentum launching himself at anyone and anything that moved. As the ladders came into the play, the level of pain experienced by all those involved increased ten fold. Frazer, Oro Mensah and Carmelo Hayes, all fell victim to the furniture in quick succession.

With all competitors down, Trick Williams and Mr Stone ended up fighting at the top of a ladder before crashing to the floor below.

Next to find himself in trouble was Von Wagner, after setting up a huge ladder on the outside from the barricade to the ring apron, he was knocked down onto his creation. Laying prone, Frazer delivered a Frog Splash from the top rope to leave Wager, and the ladder, broken in two.

Wes Lee Emerges From The Chaos Victorious

Despite this Wager rallied to pull Wes Lee from a ladder in the middle of the ring. But Wagner wasn’t done. he picked up Lee high above his head and launched him from the ring onto the announce table. Yet somehow, Wes Lee came back and saw off Carmelo Hayes while perched on a ladder to grab the North American Title and the win.

The match at Halloween Havoc was made after Shawn Michaels stripped Solo Sikoa of the North American Title back on September 20th, just one week after he won the gold. Carmelo Hayes had been due to defend the title against Wes Lee on the show, but he and Trick Williams took out the star before the match could even take place.

The NXT North American Championship was introduced back in April 2018, with the inaugural winner crowned at NXT TakeOver: New Orleans. On that night it was Adam Cole who saw off five other Superstars in a frantic Ladder Match.

At time of writing Johnny Gargano holds the record for the most North American Title wins with three.