In the past year, Leon Ruff debuted on Raw, signed with WWE, and pulled off the biggest upset in NXT history. Many of us figured that last item was a one-off moment to advance Johnny Gargano & Damian Priest’s storyline, but it’s continued, and now Ruff will defend his North American championship at TakeOver: WarGames this Sunday (Dec. 6).
What else can the man do? How about give his lady a ring?
The future Mrs. Ruff(in – Leon’s government name is Dartanyon Ruffin, and how cool is that?) is NXT referee Aja Smith. She’s a former independent wrestler who signed with the company earlier this year. She’s the first full-time Black female referee in WWE history (and I’m surprised Gargano hasn’t brought that up as part of the wheels-based conspiracy he claims is working against him).
Ruff is… well, he’s a legend.
Congrats to the happy couple. And thanks for proving that 2020 hasn’t been 100% $#!+.