Johnny Gargano & Austin Theory Teach ‘The Gargano Way’ To Leon Ruff & Kushida

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Johnny Gargano & Austin Theory Teach ‘The Gargano Way’ To Leon Ruff & Kushida

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Tonight’s episode of NXT opened with a big tag team match between Johnny Gargano & Austin Theory and Leon Ruff & Kushida, with Gargano and Theory looking to continue their dominant run over Ruff and Kushida. In a big win, Gargano did end up taking down his new rivals, showing everyone just how successful the Gargano Way can be.

Initially, things were going very well for both Ruff and Kushida, but it fell apart towards the end of the match. Late in the contest, Ruff hit Gargano with a big flying cutter that he followed up with a crucifix bomb, but Gargano wasn’t the legal man in the match, meaning it couldn’t end. Instead, Austin Theory landed a brutal superkick on Ruff, before following it up with The Way to end things.

Can the dynamic team of @LEONRUFF_ & @KUSHIDA_0904 derail the momentum of @JohnnyGargano & @austintheory1?#WWENXT

— WWE (@WWE) December 17, 2020

For more on how the match ended, check out below:

Kushida lands a shoulder breaker on Theory to teach him a lesson for getting in his way. Gargano dropkicks Kushida. Ruff tags himself in. Ruff lands a missile dropkick to Gargano. Ruff and Kushida meet in the corner and crush Gargano with running big boots. Theory lands a spin-out bomb on Ruff. Ruff kicks out. Ruff bounces off the rope and runs right into a double superkick from Theory and Gargano. Kushida breaks up the pin. Ruff hits a flying cutter on Gargano. Ruff destroys Gargano with the crucifix bomb, but Gargano isn’t the legal man. Theory superkicks Ruff. Theory hits The Way for the win.

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