Leon Ruff is the first Evolve talent to sign with WWE after the purchase of the company.
The wrestler has participated in WWE Main Event and NXT shows.
Leon Ruff signs for WWE
PWInsider’s Mike Johnson has reported that the independent fighter who was fighting among other companies in Evolve, Leon Ruff has signed a contract with WWE.
Ruff has appeared on Raw, SmackDown, Main Event, NXT, and 205 Live. during this time of struggles without an audience after previously working for EVOLVE.
WWE acquired EVOLVE on July 2, and reportedly acquired several talents in the deal, though Ruff is the first confirmed signature.
WWE posted a video about Ruff, which you can watch above. In the video, Ruff said: “It was a crazy roller coaster. The fight against Aleister was supposed [Black] It was something unique and then discovering that they brought me to fight him on Raw was really cool. Three years earlier, I paid for seats near the front row of Raw. Going from there to being in the ring was a really special moment because my mom and dad watched me fight on television. “
Ruff first appeared on the March 20 episode of Main Event., quickly losing to Aleister Black. They repeated the match in a later episode of WWE Raw.
He continued, “I wasn’t working during the pandemic, I started getting these additional places and I really started working hard so they could keep bringing me back so I could start bringing in more money to help contribute to the home.”
Ruff is currently dating NXT referee Aja Smith. She recently fought Drake Maverick on the July 24 episode of 205 Live.
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