Johnny Gargano Defeats Tommaso Ciampa; Gets His Job Back In NXT

Johnny showed why you always (D)o (It) (Y)ourself.

One of the more storied rivalries in all of WWE climaxed tonight. Last year at NXT TakeOver: Chicago Tommaso Ciampa turned his back on his long time best friend Johnny Gargano. After being stabbed in the back by his former best-friend Gargano went on a bit of a slump in NXT. Months later Gargano got himself back together and engaged in a feud with the-then NXT Champion Andrade "Cien" Almas. "Johnny Wrestling" not being able to defeat Almas on numerous occasions drove him to put his career on the line to get his hands on the NXT Championship.

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In the match in which he put his career on the line Gargano was attacked from behind by Tommaso Ciampa who had been out for a number of months rehabbing a knee injury. Ciampa thought he delivered the final blow to Gargano, but a fed up individual will not step away until they finish what they started and Gargano did just that. He showed up on NXT TV in the crowd and took the fight to his former tag team partner as the two brawled in the ring. "Psycho Killer" embarrassed by what took place went to the NXT GM William Regal and asked for a match with Gargano, which has led us to NXT TakeOver: New Orleans.


The best-friends turned bitter enemies fought until they could not fight anymore. The end of the match saw Gargano lock in an "STF" onto Ciampa with Ciampa's crutch wrapped around his throat. With Gargano having Ciampa's surgically repaired knee tied up, "Pyscho Killer" could not hold on any longer and tapped out; which not only resulted in a win for Johnny Gargano, but he is officially an NXT superstar once again.



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