A shocking title change took place on last night's NXT.
With the help of Damian Priest, Leon Ruff defeated Johnny Gargano last night to win the NXT North American Championship. Ruff got the win with a crucifix bomb after Gargano was distracted by Priest.
In storyline, Gargano was looking to break his title defense curse by facing an easy opponent. Gargano's "Wheel of Challengers" that decided his opponent had Ruff's name written over one of the spots and was made so it would land on Ruff's name.
Priest celebrated with Ruff on the stage as Gargano was furious and in shock about his loss. Priest tried to put the North American title around Ruff's waist, but it fell off due to Ruff being too small.
Gargano had won the North American title from Priest at Halloween Havoc two weeks ago after getting help from interference by someone wearing a Scream costume. That person was revealed to be Indi Hartwell last night.
Ruff, who is a former EVOLVE Tag Team Champion, has been making frequent appearances on WWE television since March. He was officially announced as a new Performance Center signee last month.
Two other title matches also took place on last night's show. Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch defended their NXT Tag Team titles against former champions Breezango in the main event. Santos Escobar also put his NXT Cruiserweight Championship on the line against Jake Atlas.
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WWE NXT video highlights --
Johnny Gargano vs. Leon Ruff for the NXT North American Championship
Johnny Gargano is furious after losing the North American title
Santos Escobar vs. Jake Atlas for the NXT Cruiserweight Championship
Shotzi Blackheart isn't looking for payback -- she's looking to kick Candice LeRae's ass
Xia Li doesn't appear for her match against Raquel Gonzalez
Timothy Thatcher attacks August Grey, destroys Dexter Lumis' drawing
Toni Storm vs. Candice LeRae
Dexter Lumis vs. Timothy Thatcher
Tommaso Ciampa sends a message to the NXT roster
Prime Target: Io Shirai vs. Rhea Ripley
Cameron Grimes celebrates after laying out Dexter Lumis
Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch vs. Breezango for the NXT Tag Team titles
NXT fallout: McAfee, Lorcan, Burch & Dunne revel in the destruction they caused
NXT fallout: Indi Hartwell has proven herself to LeRae and Gargano time and time again