Leon Ruff Signs With WWE
Leon Ruff has been a workhorse of an enhancement talent as of late in WWE. Aleister Black, Sheamus, Karrion Kross, Bronson Reed, Drake Maverick and more have all beaten Ruff in short order over the past few months. However, through this time, he’s won over fans with his energy and passion, and now has a contract with WWE.
Leon Ruff Is All Flash, No Substance
As far as signings go, Leon Ruff isn’t going to be an instant star in the company. The 24 year old has only been wrestling for four years, mainly for Evolve Wrestling as part of the Skulk faction. His style is that of the typical high flyer from the indies, he’s fast paced, able to move around the ring in a blink of an eye.
It’s a style that comes from being inspired by rising stars like Ricochet, Lio Rush & Will Ospreay, without the more filled out styles they have. However, Ruff is still very young, and signing with WWE lets him learn at the Performance Center under men like William Regal & Shawn Michaels. If they can’t turn him into an all around wrestler, no one can.
He’s got passion for the business, which is his biggest asset at this time, but his upside is big in terms of the Cruiserweight division if nothing else.
More Evolve Signings To Come?
With WWE now owning what remains of Evolve Wrestling, we will likely see more names from Evolve get signed in the coming months. After cutting deep into their roster earlier this year, they might look to refill RAW & Smackdown with names from NXT, and start using new talent on NXT. Names like AR Fox, Besties In The World (Davey Vega & Mat Fitchett), Curt Stallion and more would be a great start at this, and fans would be able to watch their past matches on WWE Network soon. Other Skulk members like Adrian Alanis & Liam Grey might not be far behind either.
Leon Ruff might have won WWE over with his hard work as an enhancement talent, or he might have had eyes on him prior to the past few months. His raw talent could be hard to ignore for too long, and his time could be soon. Will Leon Ruff be able to make his name in WWE within NXT? Let us know what you think in the comment section down below.
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