New NXT North American Champion

Jun 29, 2021 - by Marc Middleton

Isaiah “Swerve” Scott is your new WWE NXT North American Champion.

Tonight’s Great American Bash go-home edition of NXT on the USA Network was headlined by Scott defeating Bronson Reed to become the new North American Champion.

Tonight’s match saw interference from Hit Row’s “Top Dolla” AJ Francis, Ashante “Thee” Adonis and “B-Fab” Briana Brandy. Hit Row had been taunting Reed for the past several weeks, and tonight they challenged him to a match during an earlier backstage segment. Reed granted Scott the title shot, and then dropped the strap in the main event.

This is Scott’s first title reign since signing with WWE in April 2019. Reed just won the title back on the May 18 NXT show, by defeating Johnny Gargano in a Steel Cage match.

Reed has been rumored for a main roster call-up in the WWE Draft, which takes place on the August 30 RAW and the September 3 SmackDown. He has been brought to recent RAW and SmackDown shows so that officials could get a closer look, and now this title change could be a sign that they plan to call him up sooner.

Stay tuned for more on Swerve, Hit Row and Reed. Below are several shots of tonight’s main event title change from the Capitol Wrestling Center at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando:

2 Responses

  1. Steve says:

    I know many fan dont know about Swerve , but shoot i saw hit do two indie shows. He is awesome! Hope he get a legit run with the belt..

  2. art123guy says:

    @Steve–I wouldn’t hold your breath. Lately it seems someone becomes a champ in NXT, defends the title once or twice, then loses it only to go to the main roster where they are quickly buried/lost in the shuffle.

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