John Anthony Nicholas Gargano is an American professional wrestler. He is currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the NXT brand as Johnny Gargano and is the current NXT North American Champion in his record third reign

John Anthony Nicholas Gargano is an American professional wrestler. He is currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the NXT brand as Johnny Gargano and is the current NXT North American Champion in his record third reign

John Anthony Nicholas Gargano or in short Johnny Gargano is an American born professional wrestler who is currently engaged in the WWE where he performs on its NXT brand. He is a former NXT Champion, NXT North American Champion, and NXT Tag Team Champion (with Tommaso Ciampa). He captured the NXT North American Championship in January 2019 and won the NXT Championship in April the same year. With the win, Gargano became the first-ever NXT Triple Crown Champion. Overall, is a very talented wrestler.

Adam Cole Beats Johnny Gargano, Retains NXT Title at NXT TakeOver: Toronto 2019

Adam Cole beat Johnny Gargano in a 2-out-of-3 Falls match at NXT TakeOver: Toronto on Saturday night to retain the NXT Championship. Cole took the first fall, which was a traditional singles match after Gargano attacked him with a steel chair for the disqualification. Gargano took the second fall, which was a street fight, forcing Cole to submit in the Gargano Escape. Cole won the decisive third fall, which was a steel cage match, as specified by NXT general manager William Regal. The cage was supplied with weapons, and barbed wire ringed the top to prevent either wrestler from escaping.

As they were positioned on a table at the top of the cage, Cole took himself and Gargano down, and they crashed through a table in the ring. Cole had the presence of mind to get an arm across Gargano for the pinfall. Ultimately, Cole managed to beat Gargano for the second NXT pay-per-view in a row, which may lead to someone like Matt Riddle or Velveteen Dream stepping up as a new challenger and could fuel rumors of Gargano getting called up to the main roster as well.

Early Life of Johnny Gargano

Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, US on 14th August 1987. Johnny Gargano showed his interest in wrestling from his early age and at the age of 8 entered the ring for the very first time at Cleveland All-Pro Wrestling (CAPW) just for fun. His nationality is American and his ethnicity is White. His religion is Christian and his horoscope sign of Leo. While continuing his high school in St. Edward High School he unswervingly joined Cleveland All-Pro Wrestling School to become a professional wrestler. Under J.T Lighting and Josh Prohibition, he started his training to become a professional wrestler. Shawn Michaels, Chris Jericho, and Johnny Saint were the selected few role models of Johnny. As of 2018, he celebrated his 31st birthday.  His thirtieth birthday celebration was held at their home field, FirstEnergy Stadium.

Body Measurements of Johnny

Johnny is a very handsome wrestler with a strong body build. He has got an average height of 5 ft 10 in. He has maintained his body with a weight of 199 lbs. His hair color is Black. His other body measurements have not been revealed yet but it will be added soon. Overall, he has got a healthy body with a very charming smile on his lips.

The career of Johnny Gargano

  • Johnny made his professional wrestling career debut in 2005 for CAPW.
  • He has a unique style of wrestling which he likes to call it “Lucharesu”, a combination of British chain wrestling, Lucha Libre, and puroseru.
  • He explains his character as “someone lacking self-awareness and living in his own deluded little world”.
  • It didn’t take him long to win his first major championship and on 8th October 2006, he was the CAPW Junior Heavyweight Champion defeating Josh Prohibition, M-Dogg 20, and Zach Gowen in a fatal four-way match.
  • He only stayed there for few more months until 5th August 2007.
  • Because of his physical ailment, his left leg is shorter than his right leg Johnny had a hairline fracture in his back.
  • Doctor asked him to change his career because of his deformity but Johnny was against that and continued his career.
  • Before making his debut in WWE, he started his wrestling career in Absolute Intense Wrestling based in Cleveland.
  • He managed to win a number of titles there like AIW Absolute Championship and won a number of tournaments too.
  • Along with AIW Johnny even appeared in Ring of Honor and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) and also performed in Japan too.
  • He had made a couple of appearances in WWE before but couldn’t do very well to please and finally when he took part in the company’s tryout camp in June 2015 and only after that began appearing frequently for WWE NXT and signed a contract in April 2016.
  • Following his career in NXT, he didn’t have a very bright start.
  • Facing defeats in the very early matches of NXT’s career both in terms of individual and tag teams, Johnny finally managed to bag a win against Elias Samson.
  • But still, the win didn’t manage to make up something out of him, he still went to face defeats, a lot and finally got the chance to showcase his capability teaming up with Tomaso Ciampa and defeating the then NXT Tag Team Champions Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson but later on losing the title to the Authors of Pain, Akam, and Rezar.
  • Failing to regain the title back, Ciampa turns on Johnny to end their partnership.
  • Moving on with his career Johnny faced a lot of ups and downs were once his own partner betrayed and attacked him ruining his title chances which eventually forced him to leave the job and later on he defeats his old teammate Ciampa to get his job back again.
  • He made his main roster debut on February 18, 2019, episode of Raw with three other fellow NXT stars-Ricochet, Ciampa and Black.
  • On the April 17, 2019 episode of NXT, Gargano was celebrating his championship victory until Cole was confronted and attacked by The Undisputed Era.
  • A rematch was scheduled between Gargano and Cole to take place at NXT TakeOver XXV, where Gargano lost the title.
  • His rematch at NXT TakeOver: Toronto (2019) was then scheduled by William Regal to be a two-out-of-three falls match, with each wrestler allowed to pick a stipulation, with Regal deciding the final fall’s stipulation.

Marital Status (Married), Wife, Children

Gargano is a married person. He was engaged to Candice Lerae, also a fellow American wrestler in January 2016, and later on, during the month of September 16 of the same year they tied their knots and since then they are happily married. Since Candice Lerae is a passionate Disney fan, they got married in Disneyland.

Net Worth of Johnny

Johnny is a professional wrestler and performs for WWE’s NXT. He has a base salary of $100,000 if we add his merchandise sales, PPV bonuses, and live event bonuses, he brings in about $500,000 a year. His net worth will be surely in millions but it is under review.

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