New champion crowned at tonight’s WWE NXT

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 overwritten by Scott, who defeated Bronson Reed to become the new North American champion.

Tonight’s match saw interference from Hit Rows’ “Top Dolla” AJ Francis, Ashante “Thee” Adonis and “B-Fab” Briana Brandy. Hit Row had plagued Reed for the past few weeks, and tonight they challenged him to a fight during a former backstage segment. Reed awarded Scott the title shot and then dropped the belt in the main event.

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

Reed has been rumored to be a mainstay in the WWE draft taking place on August 30 RAW and SmackDown on September 3. He’s been brought to the latest RAW and SmackDown shows so officials could take a closer look, and now this title change could be a sign that they’re planning to call him up sooner.

Keep an eye out for more on Swerve, Hit Row and Reed. Below are several shots of tonight’s title event at the Capitol Wrestling Center at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando:

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