WWE NXT superstar, Johnny Gargano recently spoke with Chris Van Vliet of WSVN-TV, where he covered a vast majority of topics, below are some highlights of the interview with a h/t to Rajah.com for the transcription.
Worries about being watered down on the main roster:
“People are really worried about that. I get that on Twitter a lot that people like ‘I don’t want to see Johnny go to the main roster because he’s going to get messed up’. Look, I’m just me. I’m just Johnny Gargano. I’m the same Johnny Gargano I always have been so if you see anything I’ve done in NXT, you’re seeing the real me and they’ve treated me very good so I have no worries about where we’re going in the future.”
Comparisons to Daniel Bryan:
“I get a lot of comparisons to Daniel Bryan and trust me, I am flattered by all of them because we mentioned New Orleans and WrestleMania, I watched it at home and watched Daniel Bryan in the main event of WrestleMania achieve his dreams. I’ve said this numerous times, I’ve been in the ring with Daniel Bryan and he’s the best wrestler in the world, bar none. So to be able to see him come back this year, and I know he recently said in an interview that he wanted me to lose so he could steal me to go on Smackdown Live which I very much appreciate. I’m going to give him a raincheck on that one because I still have a couple of things I want to accomplish in NXT.”
Working with his wife in NXT:
“It’s amazing how everything has worked out. It’s literally a dream come true to be in the position I’m in. To be able to main event Takeovers but also to have my wife there with me now. Candice has worked just as hard as I have if not harder. Especially for what she did on the indies, she was an absolute trendsetter. So me being biased as her husband, I’m pumped to see her in NXT so I can be with her, but as a pure wrestling fan I am so excited to see her in NXT because she’s one of the best wrestlers in the world.”