- The North American champion defeated Leon Ruff on the weekly NXT show
During the NXT broadcasts through USA Network, Johnny Gargano retained the North American Championship of the black and gold brand after defeating Leon Ruff in one-to-one.
In the main event of the night, Ruff launched himself on the champion multiple times until Gargano launched him against one of the corners. Johnny hit a Superkick and quickly attempted a Garga-No Escape but Ruff touched the ropes with his feet to escape. Leon applied a Cutter from the edge of the ring, climbed to the third rope, and tried to perform a Frog Splash. Gargano got up and hit the One Final Beat for the win.
WOW!@LEONRUFF_ looks to amaze and regain the #NXTNATitle from @JohnnyGargano in this #WWENXT main event! pic.twitter.com/287eX1x8pf
— WWE (@WWE) December 31, 2020
With this result, Johnny Gargano broke his own curse and continues to be the North American champion with a reign that has so far lasted 24 days. We remember that Gargano won the title at NXT TakeOver WarGames after defeating Leon Ruff and Damian Priest in a triple threat.