Dominik Mysterio Wins NXT North American Championship

Dominik Mysterio Wins NXT North American Championship

Dominik Mysterio Wins NXT North American ChampionshipTonight’s NXT main event saw Mysterio defeat Wes Lee to capture the NXT North American Title. The finish saw Mysterio receive assists from Finn Balor, Damian Priest and WWE Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley.

This is Dominik’s first reign and first singles title in WWE. Lee began his first reign at NXT Halloween Havoc back on October 22, 2022, by winning a Ladder Match for the vacant title.

WWE had previously announced that Mustafa Ali would challenge Lee for the title at The Great American Bash on July 30, but it looks Ali will challenge Mysterio instead.

Below is a recap of the match and a few shots from tonight’s main event title change at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando:

Dominik Mysterio vs. Wes Lee for the North American Championship

They lock up and Lee with a side head lock. Dom tries to escape but Lee holds on. Dom with forearms to the ribs. Lee lands on his feet on a belly-to-back suplex attempt but Lee returns to the side head lock. Dom rolls through to escape. Lee with a drop kick and Dom goes to the floor. Lee goes to the apron and Rhea gets in position to block Wes from getting to Dom. Dom teases getting back into the ring but he gets back to the floor to get into Wes’ head. Wes goes to the floor and he punches Dom. Dom gets back into the ring and Wes with forearms and chops.

Dom kicks Wes in the corner. Dom with more boots to Wes in the corner while Rhea lovingly watches on the apron. Dom with a reverse chin lock. Dom with a suplex and he holds on for another one. Dom hits the second suplex and he holds on for a third one but Wes lands on his feet. Dom with a drop kick. Dom sets for a 619 and hits it. Dom with a Michinoku Driver for a near fall. Dom goes to the turnbuckles for a frog splash but he shimmies first and that allows Wes to roll out of the way. Wes with punhes and Dom fires back. They continue the exchange. Lee with a side head lock. Dom with a back drop and Lee lands awkwardly. Dom gets a near fall. Dom with punches to Wes.

Dom with a hard Irish whip. Wes with punches to Dom. Lee with flying forearms and more punches. Lee with kicks to Dom and a double stomp to the back. Lee misses a splash into the corner but hits a kick followed by a springboard kick and a tornado DDT that sends Dom to the floor. Lee sets for a suicide dive and Lee stops when Dom moves. Dom gets the title belt and Lee with a suicide dive. Lee goes up top and hits a Spiral Tap.

Finn Balor gets in the ring to distract the referee. Lee with a Cardiac Kick to Priest. Rhea hits Lee with the belt and Dom gets the three count.

Dominik Mysterio Wins NXT North American Championship

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