WWE NXT star Johnny Gargano recently spoke with WWE.com ahead of NXT Takeover Chicago this weekend and below are some interview highlights.
WWE.COM: Do you ever wish you and Tommaso were still best friends?
GARGANO: The man who was my “best friend” and tag team partner died in the Allstate Arena a year ago. Maybe this is just who he has been the whole time, I don’t know. But I have absolutely no remorse or regret left in my heart for that man.
WWE.COM: What is your objective at NXT TakeOver: Chicago?
GARGANO: I have one objective: End Tommaso Ciampa. I don’t want to win. The minute he taps out or his shoulders are pinned to the mat, and that bell rings and the match is over and I can’t touch him —that’s the easy way out for him. This match ends when he does.
WWE.COM: If you could deliver one last message to Tommaso Ciampa, what would it be?
GARGANO: I told you that you had no idea what you’ve created. Johnny Wrestling will not be in Chicago. I’m not coming for a wrestling match. I’m coming for a fight. When I saw that blood drip from your head, I realized exactly what I needed to become to finish this once and for all. It takes a Psycho Killer to destroy a Psycho Killer.