Triple H has labeled NXT Superstar Johnny Gargano one of the last true white meat babyfaces in the wrestling business today.
While the majority of the talk about WWE coming out of last weekend has focused around Ronda Rousey's arrival following the women's Royal Rumble, there has also been a lot of chatter about NXT TakeOver: Philadelphia's main event. Johnny Gargano and Andrade 'Cien' Almas went head to head for the NXT Championship in what was an instant classic.
Not only was the main event on Saturday night the best match of the entire weekend, but it may very well have been the best match so far this year. Definitely when it comes to WWE's product at the very least. Both Gargano and Alamas are incredibly talented and what stood out above all else is the story that the two of them managed to tell in the half an hour that they had last weekend.
It's the biggest stage Gargano has ever had the opportunity to perform on and not only did he not disappoint, but his performance has not gone unnoticed. Sean Waltman aka X-Pac discussed the match on X-Pac 12360 this week and divulged that he called Triple H after the show to talk about the match. Apparently, The Game described Gargano as being one of the last white meat babyfaces.
The Cerebral Assassin is certainly not wrong either. A white meat babyface is a wrestler who is a good guy (or girl) through and through. Nowadays, there is so much grey area in wrestling that it's hard to define who is a heel and who is a face let alone pick out stars who are as far up the scale as you need to be to be considered a white meat babyface. Gargano proved last weekend that he falls into that category without a shadow of a doubt.
The future is bright for Gargano. It appears that the next thing on his wrestling agenda will be the long-awaited rivalry with his former tag team partner Tomasso Ciampa. After that, though who knows what the future holds. Following his killer match with Almas, some have labeled him the next Daniel Bryan. That might be a stretch but he certainly has that feel an aura about him.