WWE NXT featured a very surprising title change this week as Leon Ruff captured the NXT North American Title from Johnny Gargano with a quick roll-up pin. This signified a shocking moment for NXT, but the jury is still out on how they will conclude this situation.

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During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer discussed NXT’s decision to switch the NXT North American Title as they did. We previously covered how NXT booked this title switch as a shocking moment, with no intentions for a long-term push. Meltzer then said that NXT is trying “a new formula” in an attempt to switch things up.

“For a company that’s really treated its champions well, the fact that they’re doing this tells me that they’re trying to find a new formula I guess is the best way to put it. I mean it’s easy to look at this and do something with it that’s more, you know to elevate somebody long term that’s more viable. I mean are they going to have Leon Ruff fluke his way [to the top]?”


We’ll have to see what NXT wants to do in this situation. They made a big move last night on NXT when Johnny Gargano dropped the NXT North American Championship in such a way. Some fans might not like it, but at least NXT is trying something new.

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