Johnny Wrestling is very excited about making history.
Johnny Gargano is slated to be one of six competitors that will be in action this upcoming Sunday for WWE's 'Halftime Heat' show which streams live on the WWE Network while the Super Bowl halftime show is on. Last weekend Gargano captured the NXT North American Championship from Ricochet at TakeOver: Phoenix and the following day he entered in the men's Royal Rumble match at the #6 spot and fellow NXT star and Johnny's wife Candice LeRae was a part of the women's Royal Rumble match as well.
It has been an eventful 2019 thus far for Johnny Wrestling as he also had the opportunity to return to EVOLVE and he reflected on what he has done over the past month while speaking with Yahoo! Sports.
"It’s such a different world we live in now and it’s so crazy that in 2019 in professional wrestling that--that was even possible. To go to EVOLVE, where I kind of cut my teeth on the indies, to get to wrestle in a small, intimate venue, to go back to my roots basically, it was a cool environment." Gargano said. "I love independent wrestling and I will always love independent wrestling. To get to do that and interact with people that watched me grow up basically, that was awesome. TakeOver events speak for themselves. I put them against any show in the world. The fact that it’s just main event after main event after main event, the electricity in the air is extraordinarily special. Then, as a huge wrestling fan, to get the opportunity to be in the Royal Rumble, it blows my mind. It’s unthinkable. Those were my favorite events and I got a chance out of 30 people in the world to be a part of it this year." Gargano reflected. "That’s pretty wild. I got a chance to share it with my wife [Candice LeRae], because she was in the women’s Royal Rumble as well. What we do is so cool and I have a hard time believing this is my life. It’s so amazing."
Yes.. I did a lot of cool stuff this past weekend.. but to be able to share the moment and watch @CandiceLeRae enter the Rumble will ALWAYS hold a special place in my heart.— Johnny Gargano (@JohnnyGargano) January 28, 2019
(Credit to @AriyaDaivariWWE for snapping this picture without me knowing.) pic.twitter.com/SqX8w5BFJO
At the recent NXT TV tapings, Gargano dropped the NXT North American Championship to Velveteen Dream but there was another ending to the match that confused fans which concluded with Gargano standing atop of the entrance ramp with the NXT North American Title in-hand alongside NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa. For more on that, click here.