Johnny Gargano Wins North American Title, Austin Theory Revealed As Ghostface At War Games

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Johnny Gargano Wins North American Title, Austin Theory Revealed As Ghostface At War Games

NXT North American Champion Leon Ruff defended his title against Johnny Gargano and Damian Priest at NXT TakeOver: WarGames. It was every man for himself, as all three superstars wanted to walk away with the gold. Ruff held his own against both challengers. Priest didn’t want to fight Ruff, but the champion punched him in the face. He finally snapped, as he slammed Ruff through a barricade.

THIS is what happens when you get in @ArcherOfInfamy's way. #NXTTakeOver @LEONRUFF_

— WWE (@WWE) December 7, 2020

Officials tended to Ruff and helped him to his feet. They took him to the back and seemingly removed him from the match.

This #WWENXT North American Title Triple Threat Match is PANDEMONIUM!@ArcherofInfamy just sent @LEONRUFF_ through the barricade at #NXTTakeOver: #WarGames! 😲😲😲

— WWE (@WWE) December 7, 2020

Gargano hit a spinning DDT on Priest and planted him on the floor. Priest and Gargano went back and forth for several minutes. But Ruff charged to the ring and dove onto Gargano. He then dove onto both of his opponents outside the ring. Priest later took control and threw Ruff onto Gargano. Ruff nearly won by pinning Gargano with a crucifix bomb.

Ruff couldn’t take Priest down with a clothesline, and Gargano floored the champion with a superkick. Six Ghostfaces attacked Priest, but he fought them off. He dove onto the masked men and slammed Gargano on the apron.


👻 👻 👻 👻

— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) December 7, 2020

Priest destroyed Ruff with a spinning kick. He took Gargano down with two more kicks. But another Ghostface hit Priest with a lead pipe. Gargano then pinned Ruff with One Final Beat to win the title. With the victory, Gargano became the first three-time North Americn Champion. After the match, Austin Theory revealed himself as the final Ghostface.

"Wait till next year…"@JohnnyGargano doesn't have to, because he just won his THIRD #NXTNATitle!!!! #AndNew #NXTTakeOver @Browns

— WWE (@WWE) December 7, 2020

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