On Saturday’s NXT Deadline event, Dragon Lee emerged as the new North American Champion by defeating Dominik Mysterio. This marks Dragon Lee’s first title reign in WWE.
Originally, Wes Lee was scheduled to challenge Dominik, but due to a back injury, Dragon Lee stepped in as a last-minute replacement.
Rey Mysterio, who was present as a commentator, supported Dragon Lee in his quest to defeat his own son. In a pivotal moment, Dominik attempted a 619 but took too long taunting his father. Seizing the opportunity, Dragon Lee dodged the move and followed up with a sit-out powerbomb and an Asai DDT to secure the win.
Following his triumph, he shared an embrace with Rey Mysterio as they rejoiced in his victory.