NXT Takeover: WarGames: Johnny Gargano Becomes a Three-Time North American Champion, Austin Theory Returns

Leon Ruff defended his North American Championship against both Damian Priest and Johnny Gargano at WarGames but was unable to pull off a second miracle.

Priest and Gargano had a score to settle and it appeared as though Ruff was going to be able to steal a victory, especially when the Scream men descended on the ring.

For weeks, Gargano has been helped by the stars in scream masks since it was a mysterious figure who helped him to win his second North American Championship back at Halloween Havoc.

Tonight was no different with Gargano bringing in six men in Scream masks to assist him to victory. Preist was assaulted with a metal pipe by one of these mystery stars which essentially took him out of the equation and left just Ruff to beat.

After Ruff failed with a roll-up, Gargano was able to hit a superkick followed by his springboard DDT for a record third NXT North American Championship.

After the match, the mystery figure was interestingly revealed to be Austin Theory, who could now become an essential part of the feud between Gargano and Priest, since Gargano has been unable to defeat The Archer of Infamy without outside help.