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WWE NXT: Oba Femi Aims to Eclipse Wes Lee’s Legacy as North American Champion

One big thing

WWE NXT North American Champion Oba Femi is determined to surpass Wes Lee’s legacy as the greatest North American Champion in NXT history.

Why it matters

The upcoming title match at NXT Heatwave could redefine the legacy of the North American Championship and potentially end Wes Lee’s pursuit of the title.

By the numbers

• Wes Lee held the NXT North American Championship for 269 days, the longest reign in the title’s history.
• Oba Femi has been champion since January 9, 2023.
• If Lee loses at Heatwave, he’ll be barred from future title matches during Femi’s reign.

What they’re saying

Oba Femi to “The A Show”:

“I want to, first of all, overshadow Wes Lee’s run. Realistically, that’s really what I want to do because I want to change the history books. When you mention the greatest North American Champion of all time, most people [say] ‘Wes Lee, Wes Lee, Wes Lee,’ and I’m trying to change that.”

The big picture

Femi’s focus on eclipsing Lee’s legacy demonstrates the importance of the North American Championship in NXT. This rivalry is shaping up to be a defining moment for both competitors and the title itself.

Femi’s reign so far

• Won the title from Dragon Lee on January 9, 2023
• Successfully defended against Lexis King, Joe Coffey, Ivar, and Wes Lee
• Notably, Wes Lee wasn’t pinned in their previous triple threat match at NXT Battleground

What’s next

The high-stakes match at NXT Heatwave will determine not only the champion but also the future of Wes Lee’s title aspirations. The outcome could significantly alter the landscape of NXT’s midcard scene.

What do you think about Oba Femi’s goal to overshadow Wes Lee’s legacy? Do you believe he has what it takes to become the greatest North American Champion in NXT history? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!

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