NXT superstar Johnny Gargano recently spoke with The Mirror UK to discuss all things pro-wrestling. Highlights from the interview can be found below.
His last empty arena match against Ciampa:
I come from the indies so I have wrestled in front of five people before, so it wasn’t that big of a deal. Once you are in it, once you are in the moment you don’t really notice it as much as people think. I know it’s odd watching it as a viewer. But as a performer being in the ring, you don’t notice it that much. Obviously you are taking some hefty falls and trust me, things do hurt a lot more, they hurt 10 times worse when you haven’t got a huge crowd going nuts for you.
What he sees next for his future:
I don’t know what’s next. I do know I am incredibly happy that Ciampa is in my past. He said on TV that I am the better man, so me and Candice are good there. I am excited for a new beginning and new re-imagining of the Johnny Gargano character. I am so excited for the potential of me and Candice together as an act. I think we are both incredibly excited and both our creative juices are flowing.
I’ve been wanting to do something like this for a while. It’s like in anything, if you do something for so long you get tired of it, the fans get tired of it. I felt like I went as far as I could go within this current incarnation of Johnny Gargano. I’m looking forward to going out with something new, something fresh. I am excited and think the world is going to be pumped about what they see in the future.
Calling out Seth Rollins:
As far as guys go, I’m gonna shoot for the moon here and go for Seth Rollins. I would love to see him come back. So if Seth Rollins is free on any Wednesday and wants to come by, feel free Seth, come on by. I heard his promo from Raw where he said that there wouldn’t be an NXT or Johnny Gargano without him. If he feels that way, he can feel free to come by on Wednesday, anytime.
Who he considers the main power couple in WWE and calling out Seth and Becky:
As far as track record goes, I’m sure Seth and Becky may have a strong hold on that title. I mean if Becky wants to come by then she can come and we can do Seth and Becky against me and Candice – we can make that happen. As far as power couples go, I did make the statement that NXT would be much better if me and Candice held the men’s and women’s NXT titles at the same time. So I think if that happens, that makes us the main power couple in not just NXT, but WWE.