Bronson Reed wins North American Championship on NXT

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2021/05/18/bronson-reed-wins-north-american-championship-on-nxt/

Bronson Reed and Johnny Gargano met inside of a Steel Cage in the main event of tonight’s NXT. At the conclusion of the match, it was Reed raising the title above his head as the ninth talent to hold the North American Championship.

Fellow member of ‘The Way’, Austin Theory was ringside for the Steel Cage match and made numerous attempts to give Gargano the advantage. When Reed gained control of the situation, he shoved Theory off the cage and dove onto Gargano before he could exit. Reed opted to not win the match by leaving the structure so he went to the top rope and hit another splash onto Gargano to win the title.

The #WWENXT Universe knows: 𝑻𝑯𝑰𝑺 IS AWESOME. #WeAreNXT #SteelCage @JohnnyGargano @bronsonreedwwe pic.twitter.com/Nxi4HZiiwh

— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) May 19, 2021

Take it all in, @bronsonreedwwe.

14 years to the day of his first match, @bronsonreedwwe has fulfilled his destiny in becoming #WWENXT North American Champion! #AndNew #SteelCage @JohnnyGargano pic.twitter.com/fc9yBWcP5G

— WWE (@WWE) May 19, 2021

This is Bronson Reed’s first title win in WWE. He joined the company in 2019. Gargano was in the midst of his third reign as North American Champion.

Bronson Reed joins Velveteen Dream, Gargano, Keith Lee, Ricochet, Adam Cole, Roderick Strong, Damian Priest and Leon Ruff on the list of North American Champions.