Leon Ruff Stays Winning – Cageside Seats

Sean Rueter

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% $#!+.