Roderick Strong Wins WWE NXT North American Title

There is a new champion

Roderick Strong

The Velveteen Dream is no longer the WWE NXT North American Champion as he’s been dethroned by Roderick Strong. 

The match happened on Wednesday’s episode of NXT in Winter Park, Florida at Full Sail University that saw Strong beat Dream to win the title. He’s only the fifth champion in the history of the strap.

When this contest between Dream and Strong was first announced, there was speculation regarding Dream’s future as the NXT North American Champion and his status under the NXT banner. 

That speculation has only intensified now as typically when an NXT star holds a title for a long period of time then loses it close to the next waves of roster moves, those talents are usually leaving NXT. 

Whether that happens and he’s placed on RAW or SmackDown Live remains to be seen. 

Dream won the title from Johnny Gargano back on the January 30th episode of the weekly television show of the yellow brand. 

Ironically, Dream retained the title in his previous title defense against Pete Dunne and Strong in a triple threat match on the main card of the WWE NXT TakeOver: Toronto II event in Toronto, Ontario at the Scotiabank Arena during SummerSlam weekend in August. 

What are your thoughts on Roderick Strong winning the NXT North American Title? Was this the right call by WWE officials?