WWE NXT: Leon Ruff Becomes the New North American Champion

Leon Ruff defeated Johnny Gargano on this week’s episode of NXT to win the NXT North American Championship, his first title in the company.

Gargano, who won the title at Halloween Havoc two weeks ago, saw his title reign come to a close in quick fashion.

Gargano opened the episode with a Spin the Wheel to determine his opponent for the championship encounter. The wheel landed on Ruff, who has mostly served as an enhancement talent on the main roster.

Damien Priest’s distraction at ringside was enough for him to secure the win over the only Triple Crown Champion of the black and gold brand.

Ruff was one of the several stars who joined WWE from Evolve.