Johnny Gargano played in the most important wrestling federations in the American independent panorama, such as Dragon Gate USA, Absolute Intense Wrestling, EVOLVE, Chikara and others, before making his WWE debut in the summer of 2015, specifically at NXT, during the tournament Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic teamed with Tommaso Ciampa, together #DIY, with whom he also held the NXT Tag Team Championship once, while in singles he once won the NXT Championship and the NXT North American Championship.
With the victory of the NXT Championship in 2019, Gargano became the first winner of the Triple Crown of NXT. ComicBook.com recently spoke to NXT Superstar Johnny Gargano, who spoke about his current role in NXT.
Johnny Gargano on getting to work with his wife on TV
“Obviously, the way things are going and with life in general… Eventually, we’re going to have a baby and the way that works out is Candice won’t be able to wrestle for a long time when she has the baby.
So we wanted to take this opportunity to actually get a chance to work together, be on-screen together, and if we don’t get a chance again, and we want to make the most of it. And it’s just super fun to be able to just kind of bounce back off each other and just have ideas and throw it out there and do random stuff and film stuff together.
‘Cause for the longest time we were just doing our own thing and I would film this, I would do that she would go over there she’d do that. And now to be able to kind of just be in sync together and plan year together and plan matches together and promos and things like that.
I think it’s just it’s fun and she’s she’s my best friend obviously so you get to work with her just dream come true" - Johnny Gargano said. “So the way it works is so we pitched the dinner theme.
That was us. I think the idea for us to film over on the couch or something like that, we’re like, ‘No, let’s do it at dinner.’ I think we were going to be celebrating, let’s have a dinner scene.
And then we were like, ‘Oh, we should put the cup on the table, we should put the cup in a glass case.’ Then the guy who actually edits the promos, his name is Dustin. He came up with the idea for like the switch in dynamic to where the screen would go to a different color.
[Be]cause we wanted to kind of show that yes, we’re this lovable fun couple. And I think there’s this little demeanor where we might have skeletons in the closet, I think that switch show is just a vast difference" - he added.