This week’s episode of NXT featured a moment fans certainly did not expect as Leon Ruff in an upset, beat Johnny Gargano in order to win the NXT North American Championship. It seems this decision is the start of a booking change in NXT.
On Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer talked about NXT’s method of having the NXT North American Championship change hands. He said that for a company that treats its champions very well, the fact that they did the title change in the manner as seen on television makes it evident that the brand is trying “a new formula” to keep things interesting and unpredictable.
He also said that Ruff’s title win had no long-term plans and was simply used as a shock factor and also to continue the storyline of Gargano being a “cursed” champion.
He also wondered if Leon Ruff will fluke his way to the top.