Johnny Gargano addresses the NXT Universe and his future
The NXT Universe has not seen Johnny Gargano since he lost a grueling 2-out-of-3 Falls Match with Adam Cole for the NXT Championship at TakeOver: Toronto last month. Gargano shrewdly set himself up for a submission victory in the second fall with the use of a steel chair that cost him the first fall by disqualification, but he was defeated in the final fall inside a steel cage, concluding one of the most brutal battles in NXT history.
Johnny Wrestling’s failure to regain the title in the final act of the black-and-gold brand’s most bitter rivalry of 2019 caused speculation to swirl regarding his future on NXT, which he’s called home for more than four years. Gargano has shown an incomparable ability to rebound in the face of adversity, but fans have to wonder about his state of mind — and body — after such a taxing war with Cole consumed him for five months.
What will Gargano have to say? Have we seen the end of Johnny TakeOver, or is this merely the start of a new chapter for the heart and soul of NXT?