Johnny Gargano: Bio
Anything can happen in WWE — except Johnny Gargano giving up on his dreams. The Superstar known as Johnny Wrestling is beloved by the NXT Universe, and for good reason: He simply never quits. When he was told he was too small to make it in WWE, Gargano proved otherwise, going from free agent to full-time NXT Superstar after fateful runs in the Cruiserweight Classic and Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic tournaments.
Together with Tommaso Ciampa as #DIY, the tenacious Superstar lifted NXT’s Tag Team division to new heights. The partnership produced memorable rivalries against the likes of The Revival and The Authors of Pain, and it resulted in an NXT Tag Team Title for the popular duo. Gargano’s life was turned upside-down in May 2017, however, when Ciampa cruelly betrayed him. Their paths have been inextricably linked ever since, with The Blackheart becoming obsessed with ending Gargano’s career.
Despite having to contend with the scourge that is Ciampa, Gargano continues to fight the good fight. His cause is helped by his wife, fellow NXT Superstar Candice LeRae, and the support of the NXT Universe, who want nothing more than for Gargano to fulfill his dreams and carry on as the heart and soul of the black-and-yellow brand.