Johnny Gargano On Crafting The Perfect WWE Rivalry, Accomplishments On The Indies, More
ESPN recently sat down with Johnny Gargano, AKA Johnny Wrestling, just days before his second match with former friend, and now hated rival, Tomasso Ciampa.
Gargano was asked about his time on the indies, the involvement of his wife Candace LaRae, and of course, his rivalry with Ciampa.
Gargano on his wife, Candace….
“To have her in the WWE, to have her in NXT, man, I think it’s about time. I’ve said many times how big a wrestling fan I am, but all my bias aside as her husband, I’m a huge Candice LeRae fan. I was a huge Candice LeRae fan before we started dating. I was a huge Candice LeRae fan before we got married. I think she is, if you’re talking man or woman, one of the best wrestlers in the world. She is the toughest person I know. And I am extremely excited for her to be on this stage. Like anyone, she worked hard for a very, very long time and she deserves it.
“Right now, I know she was introduced into NXT as Candice Gargano, she’s my wife, and in this story, she is my wife. I know she [was]in the Mae Young Classic, and I was out there supporting her 110 percent, but I can’t wait until she shows the world what she is truly capable of as Candice LeRae. Because like I said, for my money, she’s one of the best wrestlers in the world. I think she’s going to blow people’s minds. She’s opened a lot of doors in professional wrestling for a lot of people.”
Gargano on his time in the indies…
“I just wanted to accomplish everything I possibly could on the indies. Following guys like Daniel Bryan — in their footsteps — where they did everything they possibly could, and when they were brought into WWE they were ready to be stars.”
On his rivalry with Tomasso Ciampa…..
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“I can’t count the number of people that walked up to me and said, ‘I can’t wait to see you punch Tommaso Ciampa in the face.’ That’s never happened before, and every single time I was like, You know what, I’m definitely going to.’”
To check out the full interview, click HERE.