Johnny Gargano unleashed a savage attack on Tommaso Ciampa
Like a menacing gargoyle, Tommaso Ciampa perched himself on the top turnbuckle as he began recounting his recent run-ins with arch-rival Johnny Gargano, including the harrowing row that entangled Gargnao’s wife, Candice LeRae. Describing Gargano’s delivery of their Street Fight match contract as “adorable,” The Blackheart claimed Johnny Wrestling was trying to divert attention from the fact that it was Gargano who collided into LeRae two weeks ago. Ciampa placed all the blame on Gargano, saying it was his fault that LeRae was felled during that horrific scene. He then warned Johnny Wrestling to not show up for their lawless Street Fight at TakeOver: Chicago.
Fed up, Gargano charged the ring, fighting off security guards who tried to keep him at bay. Gargano barraged Ciampa, and the fight spilled over the guardrails before returning to the ring, where Ciampa snared Gargano in his own signature move, the Gargano Escape. Referees pulled him off, but the duel didn’t end there, as Gargano attacked Ciampa again on the entrance ramp. Johnny Wrestling ran Ciampa head-first into the LED boards (much like Ciampa had done to his former best friend a year ago at TakeOver: Chicago), causing a laceration on Ciampa’s forehead.
Like a shark that smelled blood in the water, Gargano locked in the Gargano Escape. Ciampa furiously tapped out and officials desperately tried to pry Gargano from him as NXT went off the air.
Will The Blackheart be able to escape Johnny Wrestling’s wrath when they collide at TakeOver: Chicago?