Name: John Gargano Ring Name(s): Cedrick Von Haussen, Joey Gray, Johnny Gargano From: Cleveland, Ohio Date of Birth: August 14, 1987 Working For: WWE NXT, AIW, etc Mini Biography: Johnny Gargano's infatuation with wrestling skyrocketed at the age of eight-years-old, when he first stepped inside of a wrestling ring. Eight years later, the Ohio native would enroll in Cleveland All–Pro Wrestling's school, and since then the independent sensation has yet to quit. Making his professional wrestling debut in 2005, Johnny Gargano has since then torn through the independent wrestling world - making his name prominent in companies such as Dragon Gate USA and Chikara. Now he has made his way to WWE NXT, regularly teaming with good friend Tommaso Ciampa as well as being a competitor in the first ever Cruiserweight Classic. There is only one place for him - the top. Johnny Gargano is "All Heart" and has a long history to prove it.
In a matter of days, Johnny Gargano came up short of capturing the NXT Tag Team Titles and was eliminated from the Cruiserweight Classic. How is Johnny Wrestling dealing with these setbacks?
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In a drastic leap from last year, Johnny Gargano came into this year’s PWI list at #59! This is a drastic increase from his place at #268 last year, moving up 209 spaces! Congratulations are extended to Johnny, and I can’t wait to see you climb further up the list for next year.
FIGHT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR “INTERNATIONAL TEKKERS” 2012… JOHNNY GARGANO vs JONATHAN GRESHAM
The current DGUSA ‘Open the freedom gate’ champion makes his Fight Club: PRO debut. Standing on the other side of the ring will be the ever impressive Jonathan Gresham. Straight of the back off a world tour touching down in Hong-Kong and Japan, Gresham has been Training, Fighting and Winning all over the globe.
Though it had been referenced to several times during recent Evolve weekend in Florida, Johnny Gargano will place his Open the Freedom Gate championship on the line against the returning Akira Tozawa at Untouchable 2012 on July 28th in Taylor, Michigan.
Bell time starts at 8 PM CST and can be viewed live on iPPV at WWNLive.com, where three price options are available; starting at $9.99.
This will be the FINAL television taping before our massive Wrestlelution 5 iPPV event on August 19, so this event is sure to be emotional and unpredictable!
Three On One: Johnny Gargano vs. Sex Appeal
All of us were elated to see “The Whole Shebang” Johnny Gargano return home for the first time in many months this past week on television, immediately targeting the man who took him out of action and tried to replace him in every sense of the word, “Zombie Princess” Jimmy Jacobs. While many were surprised atGargano’s appearance, it seemed that Jimmy Jacobs was not one of them. Jacobs has stated he expected it – he wanted it – because as long as Gargano as wrestling, Jimmy hasn’t accomplished his goals. Jimmy is out to replace Johnny Gargano as the franchise of this company and eclipse Gargano’s success in both the history books as well as the future. The quickest way to do it? Destroy Gargano at the event he has become synonymous with – Wrestlelution. But in order for Gargano to earn a shot at Jimmy Jacobs and the PRIME Championship at Wrestlelution 5 August 19 on iPPV, Gargano must survive all three of Jacobs’ hired guns… at once. Sex Appeal have been transformed by Jacobs, each going on an individual “spiritual journey” as ordered by Jimmy… and coming back more dangerous than ever. While there have been a few hiccups along the way, Sex Appeal’s record since that time has been astonishing. They have beaten countless foes, and even gone on to humiliate some of them with degrading haircuts. Can Johnny Gargano possibly survive all three? If so, how? And how will Jimmy Jacobs respond?
Prime Champion Jimmy Jacobs & Marion Fontaine vs. Johnny Gargano & Matt Cross
It’s an all-star war as four men who have held the PRIME Championship meet in one unpredictable tag match. This will be the first time Jacobs & Gargano have shared a ring since Jacobs revealed himself as the man behind the ski mask who had caused Gargano so much physical & psychological torment. Whether Gargano wins or loses against Sex Appeal, he will still have a chance to meet Jacobs in this tag match! Meanwhile, Marion Fontaine is preparing for the end of his rivalry with Justin LaBar when he meets Aaron Draven on August 19, but will LaBar be ringside for this particular tag match? And while Matt Cross’ Wrestlelution 5 path is not yet clear, we do hear from reliable sources that Matt has been challenged by many major stars – in and out of PRIME Wrestling! How will these teams co-exist? Can Gargano & Cross bury years of animosity? Will the egos of Jacobs & Fontaine allow them to work together?
Johnny Gargano found himself on the sidelines – physically injured and mentally exhausted – following a sick year-plus long psychological mind game perpetrated by an unknown man behind a ski mask – a man who unmasked himself to be Jimmy Jacobs. Jealous of the spotlight Gargano had earned and international success he attained, Jacobs sought to be the man to eliminate Gargano and ascend to the same heights as “The Whole Shebang”. Jacobs drove Gargano from his very home, captured the title Gargano was synonymous with, and became obsessed with replacing Gargano as the top player in PRIME Wrestling.
Recently, Gargano made a long awaited return to confront “The Zombie Princess”, then react to a most interesting challenge, as Jacobs finds one last area that Gargano has owned that Jacobs would love to take from him.
PRIME Wrestling returns to Gargano’s Restaurant & Catering, 3482 W 25th St in Cleveland, OH THIS Sunday afternoon, July 8 at 3pm. Tickets are available NOW in the “Store” section at PRIMEwrestling.com. All tickets are only $10 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under! This will be a SportsTime Ohio television taping, so bring your signs & enthusiasm!
Related Links: Click here to watch Jimmy Jacob’s extended challenge. Click here to head on over to PRIME Wrestling’s Official Website.
After walking out victorious in a Four Way Freestyle over three other men – including current Open the Freedom Gate Champion, Johnny Gargano – Tony Nese made his goals known. With his eyes set on the current champion, Nese extended a challenge for tomorrow’s Evolve 16 event in Jacksonville, Florida. Earlier tonight at Evolve 15, Nese walked away with his second Evolve victory over Mike Cruz. Afterwards, Lenny Leonard caught up with the steadily rising star who made it clear that he was going to take what was his. Infuriated that Gargano had yet to respond to his challenge, Nese went on to state that he didn’t care about Garagano’s big match, or his injured back. He demanded to hear an answer to his challenge.
The show would continue on with the challenge hanging in the air. With the main event ending after a sudden Garga-No-Escape in the champion’s favor, Johnny Gargano was confronted by Lenny Leonard. Acknowledging Nese’s challenge, Gargano gave Nese credit for winning the match at Evolve 14 before reminding the crowd that he also was the cause of his returning back pain. With a hint of rage, Garagano then accepted the challenge, but made one thing clear: the Open the Freedom Gate Title would not be on the line due to the rightful contender being Akira Tozawa.
Finally answering the challenge, Gargano then set himself on the card for tomorrow’s Evolve event. You can watch it tomorrow live on iPPV at www.WWNLive.com to see how these two men will collide.
On July 13th in Alton, Illinois, Johnny Gargano will take on Arik Cannon at SLA’s biggest event of the summer, Circus Maximus. With both men traveling the same roads throughout their independent careers, one can only wonder which star will get the definitive edge on the 13th. Stay tuned for more!
Friday Night July 13th, 2012Knights of Columbus Hall
405 E 4th Street
Alton, Illinois 62002Doors Open at 6:30pm, Net Taping start at 6:45pm
Tickets are $10 advance and $15 front row by calling 314-616-7981
Valid College ID gets you $5 admission