Johnny Gargano regained the NXT North American Championship at Halloween Havoc, but now comes the hard part. He’s never been able to defend a singles championship in WWE, aka The Sasha Banks effect. Tonight though, he’s that confident that he will let a wheel choose who he faces.
Roderick Strong, Pete Dunne, Dexter Lumis, Bronson Reed, Cameron Grimes, Damien Priest, Austin Theory, Tommaso Ciampa, Santos Escobar, Adam Cole, Velveteen Dream, Kyle O’Reilly, KUSHIDA, Leon Ruff & Timothy Thatcher are all options. What will the almighty wheel declare?
Gargano would spin the wheel himself, to show the world that when there is a wheel, there is a way! The crowd booed his tiny wheel, but it would be loaded to choose….
Leon Ruff Is A Worthy Challenger For Johnny Gargano
Leon Ruff might be an underdog going into this one, but the numbers work towards him. He’d be ecstatic to get into the ring with Gargano, who didn’t even take his shirt off. Gargano would tease a lockup, and let Ruff fall onto his face, then when he got up, he’d kick him in the face.
Ruff would be launched to the mat, and Gargano was cocky. He’d unload chops in the corner, but Ruff used his speed to get an opening and hit a big dropkick and a springboard shoulder block. Gargano got right back into it by throwing Ruff off the apron into the stairs. Ruff was ragdolled at ringside, but Damien Priest would spook Gargano at ringside.
These mindgames from Priest let Ruff get a rollup, and he got two! Gargano responded by nailing a huge lariat and then hitting the Lawn Dart. This was now about sending a message to Damien Priest. Gargano missed the superkick, Leon Ruff hit the Crucifix bomb and got the three count!
This is the biggest upset in NXT history, the curse lives on and Leon Ruff is NXT North American Champion! He just got his 1-2-3 Kid moment, with his years of hard work paying off. Priest would let him borrow his car to get away from a pissed off Gargano. Gargano absolutely hates wheels, there was no contract, reverse it!
Did you think Leon Ruff even had a chance in this? Will Gargano ever defend his championships? Let us know what you think in the comment section down below.
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