Johnny Gargano Comments on NXT Takeover: New York Celebration

At NXT Takeover: New York , Johnny Gargano defeated Adam Cole in a two out of three falls match for the NXT Championship.

Gargano has worked hard throughout his career to get to this point from the independent scene and throughout his NXT career.

Johnny Wrestling recently opened up the Chris Van Vliet about his Takeover: New York celebration with his wife Candice LeRae and Tommaso Ciampa.

“No, not at all. It’s very much so from the heart. It’s very much so I guess instinctual. You can’t plan those types of things. It’s all very spur of the moment because it’s real emotion, that stuff’s real, you know? People can say what they want about what we do, but I really felt like when I won this title it hit me.”

“It did, like being able to hug my dad, hug my mom, hug Greg, like be there with my family. Coming to the back, being able to have a moment with Hunter and have a moment with Shawn Michaels. Everyone knows how much Shawn Michaels means to me, everyone knows how much Hunter means to me, like to share a moment with them. To share a moment with Tommaso, to share a moment with Candice.”

“These are real feelings because these people know what I went through. They were there with me. They’ve been with me since day one. They know how hard this was, how much I had to scratch and claw for this. They know what this means and that’s real emotion. To be able to just put that out there and I think that’s what helped me a lot too because a lot of what you get from me is real like a lot of it is very much so from my heart and I think that’s why people latch onto what I do so much because it’s authentic. I’m not faking anything out there, it’s all very real.”

Gargano made a promise to Ciampa that he’d take care of Goldy and Johnny will be doing just that. With the win you can expect Gargano to stick around NXT a bit longer.

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