Johnny Gargano and Roderick Strong take their issue to the ring
Johnny Gargano and Roderick Strong may not have gotten the opportunity they were seeking, but they will have a chance to take out their frustrations on each other when they face off this Wednesday night on NXT at 8/7 C on USA Network.
Their spat began last week during a backstage confrontation with Bronson Reed prior to their Triple Threat Match for a spot in the North American Title Ladder Match at NXT TakeOver XXX. Neither Gargano nor Strong advanced, as Reed won after flattening Strong (and Gargano’s hand) with a top-rope splash after Johnny Wrestling spiked Strong with a One Final Beat DDT.
The two former NXT North American Champions weren’t finished with each other, though, and they escalated tensions on social media.
Leave it to RICK Strong to contribute to some stupid online name game.— Johnny Gargano (@JohnnyGargano) July 27, 2020
My dance card is free this Wednesday after you blew it against that THICC BOI guy last week. How about we do this thing one on one?
Let's see if you still look at me the same after, ya goof. 🤩 https://t.co/dbGpVQcFsU pic.twitter.com/zaVMex2UNB
NXT General Manager William Regal took notice, making a one-on-one match.
After the comments made by two of our competitors this past week, I am making it OFFICIAL for tomorrow’s episode of #WWENXT on @USA_Network...— William Regal (@RealKingRegal) July 28, 2020
Tomorrow night’s episode of @WWENXT will now feature @roderickstrong taking on @JohnnyGargano one-on-one!
The NXT Universe figures to be in for a treat with a battle between two of the black-and-gold brand’s best technicians, but who will come out on top?