NXT star Johnny Gargano recently recalled his reign as the NXT Champion back in 2019. He had defeated Adam Cole in a two-out-of-three falls match to win the vacant NXT Championship at NXT TakeOver: New York. It is arguably one of the best matches in recent history.
However, his reign did not last long as expected. He recently reflected on the reign and called it ’embarrassing’.
Johnny Gargano opens up on the NXT Championship reign
During the NXT TakeOver: In Your House Global Press Conference, Johnny Gargano discussed his run as NXT Champion. He further shared his thoughts ahead of te title match at NXT TakeOver: In Your House tonight.
He said: “That title run was an embarrassment. The NXT Twitter account asked people a few months ago what their favorite NXT TakeOver match was and the name Johnny Gargano trended because I was in so many answers. There’s always this debate of the mount rushmore of NXT and I’m on about 75% of those lists.”
Johnny Gargano continues, “But that 25%, that’s what eats me alive. This Sunday, I win the NXT Championship again and I kill that 25%, I will leave no doubt. Johnny Gargano is the man in NXT”
Johnny Gargano went on to lose the title to Adam Cole at NXT TakeOver: XXV who held the title for record-setting 403 days.
Johnny Gargano wants to prove his doubters wrong
Johnny Gargano has set his eye on the NXT Championship and he will go up against top stars of the gold and black brand at NXT TakeOver: In Your House in a fatal 5-way match. He will clash with the champion, Karrion Kross, Adam Cole, Pete Dunne and Kyle O’Reilly for the coveted title.
Johnny Wrestling also explained how this title win will be more satisfying than the previous one. He recalled his emotional journey in the past and how he beat Adam Cole by tapping him out. But he said this time around it will be different.
The former NXT Champion wants to capture the NXT title so that he could prove his doubters wrong. he said that he wants the prove to the critics that he has the capability to be the face of the brand and it is very important for him to be triumphant at NXT TakeOver: In Your House.
Will Johnny Gargano be able to outlast the four other stars to win the NXT Championship again? Only time will tell.