#AndNEW: Solo Sikoa Wins North American Championship

Solo Sokia holding the North American Championship

Former NXT Tag Team Champion, Wes Lee won a vote to become the top contender for the NXT North American Championship. That plan was derailed by Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams with a surprise attack leaving Lee unable to compete.

Solo Sikoa Wins North American Title

Enter Solo Sikoa after recently making his main roster debut at Clash at the Castle interfering in the Unified Worlds Championship match between cousin and champion, Roman Reigns and Challenger, Drew McIntyre.

Solo entered stating his claim of “having next” which he has rightfully stated since the summer, exclaiming his belief in fighting for the North American Championship.

With this victory, this is Solo’s first official title under the WWE Umbrella ending Carmelo Hayes’ second reign of 98 days, as Hayes held the title for the most combined days at 270 surpassing Velveteen Dream’s solo reign which is the longest of the title’s history.

Sikoa is known as the younger brother of Jimmy and Jey Uso and the son of former Intercontinental & Tag Team Champion, as well as Hall of Fame Inductee of the class of 2015, Rikishi.

Sikoa is also the fifth youngest to win the title behind Cameron Grimes, Carmelo Hayes, Leon Ruff and Velveteen Dream.

With Sikoa winning the title, this adds a lot of intriguing depth to not only the NXT North American division but it also adds another layer to a story in which, The Bloodline faction consisting of Sikoa, Reigns and his brothers Jimmy and Jey Uso have more gold added to their prestige, making them the most dominant faction in recent WWE history.

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