The wrestling couple are getting married (Photograph: Twitter/RefAjaWWE)
WWE’s NXT lovebirds Leon Ruff and Aja Smith are engaged.
The present North American Champion – who has taken the black and gold model by storm in current weeks after upsetting Johnny Gargano and capturing the title – has made this month even sweeter after he popped the query.
Referee Aja revealed the fantastic information on Twitter, sharing a few lovely selfies – and an incredible take a look at the beautiful ring – as she tweeted: ‘I SAID YES! #FutureMrsRuffin (sic)’
Leon retweeted the romantic put up for his personal followers with love coronary heart emojis, including: ‘Love of my life… I can’t wait!!! (sic)’
Aja rapidly replied: ‘OMG I HAVE A WEDDING TO PLAN’
Leon provided no trace he was planning to suggest final week, as he completely opened as much as Metro.co.uk about their actual life wrestling romance.
‘With me and Aja, I’ve identified her since I began [wrestling],’ he recalled. ‘It wasn’t till I used to be doing a college present, it was an enormous faculty present occasion.
‘Me and her have been simply speaking and we went on a date after the present, and it kinda simply snowballed from there. We weren’t relationship that lengthy, after which she bought the e-mail that she was getting signed.’
Leon had no problem moving to Orlando, Florida with Aja as she chased her dream, and this yr he has made his personal journey to the intense lights of WWE and NXT.
‘I moved to Orlando together with her, and it’s actually simply been us two – particularly with the quarantine,’ he stated.
‘I really feel like if you wish to take a look at the brighter facet, you may all the time discover the silver lining in something. I really feel just like the silver lining for us within the pandemic is we bought to spend so much of time collectively. We bought to spend so much of time studying and speaking to one another.’
Leon and Aja’s romance comes after he beforehand admitted fellow WWE superstars Bianca Belair and Avenue Income’ Montez Ford have been ‘relationship targets’.
‘That’s what I’m wanting ahead to… I’m a easy man. I wished to have a household, a steady job that I can present with, a spouse – and I met Aja,’ he beamed.
‘I noticed Montez and Bianca – that is what I would like, to me, pure happiness! It was nice to see. Now that I’m in it, it’s simply one thing that I’m actually grateful for.’
*NXT airs each Wednesday evening on BT Sport.