Johnny Gargano is one of the most promising NXT superstars and looks set to be very successful even in WWE in the future. Gargano competed in numerous matches for the NXT Championship, and eventually captured the NXT North American Championship at the beginning of 2019.
Gargano made his debut on the February 18, 2019 episode of Raw with three other fellow NXT stars - Ricochet, Tommaso Ciampa and Aleister Black. In his debut match on Raw, he and Ciampa defeated former rivals The Revival. The next night on SmackDown, Gargano and Ciampa defeated The Bar (Cesaro and Sheamus).
On the March 15 episode of NXT, after Gargano and Ciampa were eliminated in the Dusty Rhodes classic Ciampa had turned on Gargano before Gargano attacked him and beat him down, thus turning face again in the process and disbanding DIY.
In a recent interview with WKYC.com, Johnny analyzed the competitive nature of the NXT locker room: “We’re all out to set our best foot forward and to make NXT the best we possibly can, but at the end of the day, we all want to have the best match.
It’s an incredibly talented locker room filled with guys that are able to go out and steal the show at any given notice. You kind of look at our Takeovers, and there’s five main events. Like every single match is the main event, which is pretty crazy when you think about it.
It’s unspoken, but all of us go out there and we try to give the people their money’s worth and nothing will stop us from doing that."