Johnny Gargano makes the rounds on the media circuit ahead of 'Halftime Heat'.
Johnny Gargano has had an eventful 2019 thus far which started with him capturing the NXT North American Championship from Ricochet at NXT TakeOver: Phoenix and the following day he was able to partake in the 2019 men's Royal Rumble match. Gargano also got to share that stage with Candice LeRae as she was a part of the women's Royal Rumble match.
Today, Johnny is set to be a part of 'Halftime Heat' which stream lives on WWE's digital platforms while the Super Bowl halftime show is on. Gargano has done a plethora of interviews to promote 'Halftime Heat' and one of the outlets he chatted with was the 'Orlando Sentinel'. During their conversation, Gargano spoke about his TakeOver: Phoenix match with Ricochet and Gargano shared that he did not realize how good people thought the match was and he thought that it was just OK.
"Oh, it was OK. When I’m in the ring, I can hear the reactions and know the people are enjoying themselves. They’re emoting in some way, so we’re doing something right,” Gargano said. “Do I realize, ‘Oh, this is going to be universally praised?’ No." He said. "I came back through the curtain that night, and most nights, with very low energy, because that’s just how I am. I didn’t realize how good people thought the match was until after the fact. For me, it was exciting to win my first [singles] title in NXT. That’s validation for the hard work I put in.”
Fightful will have a watch along of 'Halftime Heat' and the article for that will go up later in the day. There were NXT TV tapings held this past Wednesday and to read about what went down during the taping, click here.