Johnny Gargano Talks Developing Heel Promos From Home With Candice LeRae

Johnny Gargano talks about the evolution of his relationship with Candice LeRae on-screen and the potential of the growth of their family off-screen.

Johnny Gargano and Candice LeRae, once beloved babyfaces are now embracing the roles as the bitter old-guard of NXT.

Speaking with Comic Book, Johnny spoke about how much fun he and Candice are having in their new roles and the evolution of their promos sitting at the dinner table.

“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…”

Johnny would say that they pitched the dinner theme themselves and the original idea was for them to be sitting on the couch at home.

“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,'” Gargano said. “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. And it shows the audience at home like 'Oh, maybe these two aren't as cutesy and aren't as fun as we think they are'. 'Cause that's the thing too with us, is you look at us, and we're like the prototypical babyface, prototypical good people like that smile on her face, we have a good life. We're Disney. We're doing all this fun stuff. But I think there's this other element to our characters to where we've been through a lot of stuff and we've seen a lot of stuff and we’d both been tormented and tortured. So I think there is this kind of scary aspect to our characters as well.”

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