Johnny Gargano recaptured the NXT North American Championship this past Sunday at NXT TakeOver: WarGames and now he hopes to have a successful title run.
Despite being the most decorated superstar in NXT history, Gargano has been snakebitten when it comes to defending titles. With the NXT North American Championship back around his waist, he's looking to change that narrative as he begins his third run with the strap.
"The one thing I haven't done yet is have a legitimate title run. For me, being the underdog, I was always more about the chase than the actual title and holding it and defending it. That's the one blemish on my legacy; not being able to hold the title, not being able to defend it, not having a run with it. That is the number one goal on my mind right now. Also, I want to build NXT for the future. I want to help others and propel them to where I think they should be and help NXT reach a higher platform. I think NXT is a viable third brand and I firmly believe that. The idea of developmental needs to die," Gargano told Rick Ucchino of Sportskeeda.
Gargano also mentioned wanting to compete in a WarGames match as he's never had the opportunity to do so. Meanwhile, his wife Candice LeRae has competed in and won, both Women's WarGames bouts.
LeRae and Gargano were banged up coming out NXT TakeOver: WarGames with Johnny needing stitches in his mouth and Candice getting x-rays on her arm. Triple H provided an update on LeRae following WarGames. You can read his comments by clicking here.
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