NXT rookie Leon Ruff shocked the WWE Universe on Wednesday evening when he defeated Johnny Gargano for the North American Championship.
Gargano opened this week’s edition of NXT on USA Network by unveiling his “Wheel of Challengers,” which he spun in order to determine his opponent for that night.
The wheel featured big names like Pete Dunne, Roderick Strong, and of course, Tommaso Ciampa. But, it was newcomer Leon Ruff who was chosen by the wheel … somewhat suspiciously.
Needless to say, the cocky “Johnny Wrestling” got way more than he bargained for. Ruff was able to pull off a huge upset by pinning the champ.
After the match, Ruff fell victim to a slight wardrobe(?) malfunction while celebrating with former NXT North American Champion Damian Priest.
— WWE (@WWE) November 12, 2020