Appearing for the first time since he sealed Gargano’s fate, The Sicilian Psychopath, his now-infamous crutch slung over his shoulder, stalked to the ring sans entrance music or an introduction; instead, the thunderous boos of the NXT Universe provided the only soundtrack that was needed. As the self-proclaimed “Blackheart” appeared ready to finally break his silence, the hostile reaction to Ciampa gave way to adoration for Gargano, as chants of “We want Johnny” reverberated inside Atlanta’s Center Stage. Many members of the NXT Universe even taunted Ciampa by waving print-outs of Gargano's trademark emoji symbol at him.
Without saying a word, Ciampa exited the ring, grabbed one NXT fan’s pro-Gargano sign and obliterated it with his crutch in a scary fit of rage. We’ll have to wait a little longer to find out what deranged thoughts are tumbling through the mind of The Sicilian Psychopath, but it’s clear he’s still haunted by the specter of Johnny Wrestling.