Velveteen Dream challenges Gargano for NXT North American Title
Johnny Gargano is sitting on top of the world. So far in 2019, the man once dubbed “Johnny Failure” has fulfilled his promise to focus on “wins and championships,” having defeated Ricochet for the NXT North American Title, and he and NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa upended Raw Tag Team Champions The Revival in a non-title match.
Yet, if Velveteen Dream has his way, Gargano’s world will crumble apart this Wednesday when Dream challenges the newly coined “Johnny Champion” for the North American crown in Gargano’s first North American Championship defense.
Dream earned the right to vie for any NXT, NXT UK or 205 Live title of his choice by winning the first-ever WWE Worlds Collide Tournament earlier this month. When decision time came around on Feb. 6, he let Gargano know face-to-face that he’s coming for the North American Championship. In announcing his choice, Velveteen Dream also wondered aloud about which Gargano will answer the call: the valiant Johnny Champion or the opportunistic “Johnny Jacka**.”
Regardless of which Gargano rises to the challenge, it’s safe to say this title duel is not to be missed.