He hates wheels, he’s made that very clear over the last few weeks. A cursed Johnny Gargano may add another reason to hate the wheel after tonight’s NXT.
Former North American NXT Champion Johnny Gargano kicked off the November 11 WWE NXT on USA Network standing inside the ring with his former nemesis… a wheel. The wheel contained the names of potential competitors that Gargano would face in the first match of the night, where Gargano would defend his new NXT North American Championship title that he had “earned” in the pay of NXT Halloween Havoc. . -per-view (with the help of Ghost-face).
After offering an in-ring promo on his newfound love for the wheel, he even went so far as to demand that audience members “not talk about the wheel like that” as he prepared to find out his competitor’s name for the night by spinning the wheel. Wheel of possible competitors for a match against Gargano for the North American title. Gargano said he would break his “bad luck” streak by showing he could retain the title after a win. So confidently … chose to do it, “SPIN. ESE. WHEEL!” The wheel turned when Gargano removed his hand and he confidentially watched it turn and turn. Finally, the wheel slowed down, but then it turned backwards, doubting in the name of Damian Priest, then turning in the other direction doubting in the name of Tommaso Ciampa … then finally it stopped in the name of “Leon Ruff”.
In all 9 matches recorded for Leon Ruff in WWE … Leon Ruff had a 0-9 losing streak, so when Johnny Gargano spun the wheel of the in-ring competitors to start NXT, Gargano thought he definitely had a shoe to break his streak of bad luck with the retention of championships in the NXT.
Gargano feigned surprise when the music played for Leon Ruff who at the time was 0-9 in WWE, Ruff made his way to the ring where Gargano even stopped to pose with Ruff in the center of the ring and even cheer him on. Gargano maintained control in the match, even as it spread to the ring where Gargano taunted former NXT North American Champion Damian Priest, who was standing behind the Plexiglass. Priest turned around to stay behind Gargano while Gargano trash spoke into the camera, still mocking Priest.
Gargano turns around with a look of surprise seeing Priest face to face! He quickly reentered the ring where Ruff landed a quick roll up for the count of two. Gargano tried to regain control and it was for a Clothesline that turned Ruff upside down. He taunted Priest, saying how easy it was. Gargano braced himself for a kick, but Ruff reached down and hit the crucifix bomb for pin three and he won!
Ruff quickly exited the ring. Not sure what just happened, the NEW NXT North American Champion was announced! A fight ensued between the referee and a visibly upset Gargano. Gargano tossed back and forth for the title. The referee then handed the North American Championship belt to Leon Ruff, who was still in shock on the ramp.
NXT North American Champion Leon Ruff !! pic.twitter.com/T7RqT6c5Sb
– Jamie Rush (@ jamierush312) November 12, 2020
Damian Priest met the new North American Champion atop the stage and congratulated him. Still all smiles, Priest placed the title around Ruff’s waist. Then Priest raised Ruff’s hand in victory (while the belt fell to Ruff’s ankles due to his small stature). Ruff quickly grabbed the title from around his ankles and lifted it as he followed Priest to the backstage area. Gargano left to throw a tantrum inside the ring.
It happens to the best of us … 😂 #WWENXT #NXTNATitle @LEONRUFF_ @ArcherOfInfamy pic.twitter.com/tzGDmQ65Du
– WWE (@WWE) November 12, 2020
Johnny Gargano’s curse continues … but still congratulations to NEW NXT North American Champion LEON RUFF!
Baron Corbin ‘called’ after WWE COVID News
According to Fightful Select, a large number of WWE stars who fell due to COVID-19 and the quarantine caused confusion on many shows. Fightful learned that on the day of the WWE India Superstar Spectacle taping, Baron Corbin was only supposed to work on that set of shows. However, due to several wrestlers missing Smackdown, he was asked by WWE to work on those recordings as well, which changed the course of things and rekindled the feud with the Mysterio family. Baron Corbin ‘ruined’ this WWE Elimination Chamber finale
In other news about WWE resident King, Corbin recently spoke about how he plans to take King Corbin’s character to the next level in a recent interview with ComicBook.com. He told the media the following.
“This whole pandemic thing has opened people’s eyes, and I think it has allowed people to take a step back and see what they are doing and how they want it to evolve. It has allowed me to come up with some really amazing ideas that I think can take the King to the next level, and where to evolve after that and so on. It’s been really exciting and I think it’s another amazing thing to have on my list of accomplishments. I’m trying to see where I can take it now that we’re back in an arena, back at the Thunderdome, back with a live audience in a sense. And hopefully we’re not too far from a real live audience and we just rock and roll from there. ” This WWE legend revealed how King Corbin is superior to Steve Austin
Nia Jax caught partying with a WWE male star
Nia Jax is certainly not like most girls, but she knows how to have fun like the best of them. In a video clip recently posted to social media via Instagram, Nia can be seen dancing and drinking tequila with WWE Superstar Mojo Rawley and WWE personality Austin Romero. You can see the clip below. This “disgusting” tweet from Nia Jax was recently sent by this WWE Hall of Famer.
In other news about Nia Jax, her fellow WWE Superstar, and the bane of Jax’s existence, “The Ravishing Russian” Lana recently spoke with TalkSPORT to discuss how she is preparing to take on “The Irresistible Force.” Lana and Jax have had quite a bit of history after Nia put Lana on the WWE announce table on Monday Night Raw on six different occasions. This led to an eventual table match between the two, which Lana won after shoving Jax through a table that was placed in the barricade. This particular table match is now also infamous for a well known and strange injury that Jax suffered.
Lana told the media the following quote.
“I think Nia is very, very strong. And Nia is a beautiful Samoan with a lot of strength and a lot of size in her, so yeah, I have to spend a lot of time preparing myself mentally because I know that when I go out, anything can legitimately happen. [with Nia]. “
Vince McMahon Paycheck ‘Angers’ WWE Stars
Vince McMahon’s share payday to his employees last week was not well received by the talent. With many former WWE talents casting a shadow over their previous employer, it seems like WWE has found another way to piss people off. Vince McMahon doesn’t like a WWE NXT tag team It was also recently revealed.
Recently Vince Russo sat down with Billi Bhatti on “The Nitty Gritty Dirt Show” and talked about tons of WWE employees getting screwed over by his company.
Bhatti begins: “WWE employees were misled today. Today they received stock awards of $ 3,000 most of them. Not all employees got that award, but most did. “
Bhatti continues on the current situation: “They succeeded because employees learned today that salary increases and promotions will be suspended for twelve months.”
Bhatti: “So they got $ 3,000 in stock, so I can tell you they’re not happy.”
Russo: “Wow, so the salaries, raises, bonuses, uhh, they’ve been on hold for a year, so they gave you $ 3,000 worth of stock instead?”
Russo closes: “Okay.”
Judging from the retention of the incentives, it appears that WWE may be in hotter water than expected. Of course, this could just be from Covid, as all companies have had great successes over the past year.
We will see if WWE solves this financial problem for its employees.