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Isaiah ‘Swerve’ Scott wins the North American championship

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Surprise!

Seemingly out of nowhere, Hit Row confronted North American Champion Bronson Reed during an interview backstage on NXT TV this week. The verbal altercation that ensued led to Isaiah “Swerve” Scott scoring a shot at Reed and his title in the main event later in the evening.

They had a fun match...

...but in the end, Reed couldn’t overcome all of Hit Row getting involved and paving the way for Scott to win his first North American championship.

The timing of this is interesting, to say the least.

We’re just one week out from The Great American Bash on July 6 and there was no indication either of these two will be on the card. Meanwhile, Reed has been participating in main roster tryout matches at Raw and SmackDown, not to mention appearing on Main Event. Was this simply a way to get the title off him before he’s called up to one of those brands?

We’ll have to stay tuned for all that.