Leon Ruff Reveals How His Family Reacted To News That He Is Getting Married To WWE Referee

WWE |By Matt Boone |Thu, December 3, 2020 - 5:53PM EST
Leon Ruff

NXT North American Champion Leon Ruff recently spoke with Alistair McGeorge of Metro U.K. to promote this Sunday's NXT TakeOver: WarGames special event on the WWE Network.

Featured below are some of the highlights from the interview.

On his win over Johnny Gargano to capture the title being the one he needed in his career and how he hopes it inspires others to pursue opportunities non-stop: “I’m not saying I was supposed to win this championship, but if you’re training hard, doing your job and doing what you’re supposed to be doing, you’re gonna get an opportunity that you knock out of the park. That’s my main thing. I hope that this win makes people feel like, ‘Man, he was just getting beat up and thrown around. People can feel like that about their whole life. Then I get one win, and it’s the biggest win, the win that I needed. I want people to just try!”

On getting engaged to WWE NXT referee Aja Smith: “[My family and I are] so excited, we’re happy, this is such a great thing and with me and Aja, we get to sit and talk about what it means. I’ve known her since I started. It wasn’t until I was doing a school show, it was a big school show event,” Ruff recalled. “Me and her were just talking and we went on a date after the show, and it kinda just snowballed from there."

Check out the complete Leon Ruff interview at Metro.co.uk.

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