NXT Wrestling fans will be pleased to know that there is a now a new top title contender and his name is Johnny Gargano, according to WrestleZone.com.
Gargano ended up winning a Fatal 4 Way match during Wednesday night’s tapings down in Winter Park, Florida.
With Drew McIntyre unable to contend with Andrade Cien Almas for his NXT Championship due to an injury, they had to figure out who would be next in line and it’s now Gargano.
In order to have a chance in the Fatal 4 Way, Killian Dain, Johnny Gargano, Lars Sullivan and Aleister Blackall won their respective matches.
Killian Dain took down Trent Seven. Johnny Gargano defeated Kassius Ohno. Lars Sullivan beat Roderick Strong, and lastly, Aleister Black defeated Adam Cole.
Gargano won the Fatal 4 Way after he pinned Black.
Johnny Gargano wins it with an outside in DDT on the already beat up Aleister Black pic.twitter.com/W8WxI3PRAE
— JJ Williams (@JJWilliamsWON) November 30, 2017
The 30 year-old Gargano uses his real name, which is John Gargano. He is originally from Cleveland, Ohio and is married to WWE wrestler Candice LeRae, who is also a part of NXT Wrestling.
Gargano started his wrestling career in 2005 at the age of 18, as he made his debut with CAPW Wrestling. He then went on to wrestle with Absolute Intense Wrestling from 2006-2016.
Gargano also made a few appearances during WWE events in 2007, 2010 and 2011. In March of 2017, he appeared on SmackDown! Live as the “Champion of Liechtenstein”, Cedrick Von Haussen. He ended up losing to Montel Vontavious Porter.
Then Gargano appeared on an edition of NXT in May of 2010, while playing a security guard. He also had a tryout with WWE in 2011 as Joey Gray that came during the tapings of Superstars.
Gargano has also wrestled for companies like Chikara, Dragon Gate and Pro Wrestling Guerilla. In June of 2015 he participated in a WWE tryout camp, but didn’t sign right away.
Gargano has had some success with NXT as he won the tag-team championship with Tommaso Ciampa. He also won the NXT Year-End Award for Match of the Year along with Ciampa for their title match against The Revival at NXT Takeover: Toronto.
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