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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.
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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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The following are results from the NXT San Antonio show on July 28th, 2016. Both Johnny and Ciampa are on the tour. Have fun exploring Texas! Results courtesy of IWNerd.com.

The Revival vs Johnny Gargano and Tomaso Ciampa for the NXT tag titles. This was a fantastic match and it stole the show. Gargano and Ciampa won after a DQ because Dawson pulled the ref out of the ring to break up a pin.

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July 23rd, 2016 marks Johnny Gargano’s final match in AAW. He’s wrestled there on and off since 2009, giving countless incredible matches and meeting amazing fans. Below are results from his final show, be sure to catch the show on DVD soon!

Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa def Trevor Lee and Andrew Everett after double team running knees on Everett. Ciampa then got the pin
This is Gargano and Ciampa’s last AAW match
– Ciampa says one more show is going to be added to AAW’s schedule in September. He teases wrestling for the world title at that show.
– Gargano thanks everyone and talks about what AAW meant to him.

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With the announcement of Johnny’s final independent wrestling date, and it of course being an AIW show, all eyes were on this show to see just what he could be up to. Below we’ve got results, but first, be sure you go on and purchase tickets to his final show & head on over to both aiwrestling.com and AIWarchives.com to see more of Johnny in AIW.

Onto results!

Candice LeRae & Johnny Gargano defeat Ethan Carter III & Karlee Perez

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Melrose, MA. Galloway vs. Gargano. A grudge match if you’ve ever seen one. As always, it was broadcast on WWNLive.com and you can catch the replay/VOD now. We suggest it. If you can’t, below are results!

Thanks to those at PWPonderings for ’em!

Drew Galloway vs. Johnny Gargano

Galloway defeated Gargano in their first ever bout to unite the Evolve and Open the United Gate titles. Then Gargano won by disqualification when EC3 interfered. Immediate superkick and dive by Gargano. I’m glad they didn’t start out exchanging wristlocks. Gargano continues kicking Galloway’s ass until a kick turns the tide. He sets up for the slingshot under the ring similar to what he did to Gulak the previous night. Slingshot goes through. Some heavy strikes by Galloway. To the top rope. Gargano squirms out and hits a superkick to the knee. Backcracker. Roll through and the superkick. Superman spear. 1-2-NO! Powerbomb by Galloway. Gargano sends Galloway into the post and then hits a huge DDT. Slingshot DDT for two. Series of chops in the corner. Lawn dart countered. Enziguri anyway by Gargano. Electric chair into the face plant by Galloway. GargaNo Escape applied by Galloway. Gargano reverses the hold. Galloway sent into the corner. GargaNo Escape applied again. Boot and Future Shock DDT for two by Gargano. Galloway hangs onto the ropes. He goes to the eyes. Boot and series of Future Shock DDTs. 1-2-NO! Galloway puts Gargano on the top rope and spits in his face. Gargano catches him with a boot. Cross body caught. Pair of tombstones. 1-2-NO! Galloway is incredulous at the official. Slap and roll-up by Gargano. Superkick. Sick kick and another tombstone leads to a Galloway victory.

Winner (s)/Rating: Drew Galloway

Galloway declares July 17 “Independent Wrestling Day” and says he needs to finish this right now. Ethan Page comes into make the save. RKEgo on Galloway. Gargano shoves Page away. Clearly, he’s been watching his Sting tapes on the award winning WWE Network. Gargano says he’s not sure how much longer he can do this. He thanks the crowd and leaves.

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Queens, NY. EVOLVE 64. You should’ve caught it on WWNLive.com because by card alone, it seemed like it’d be something special. And from what we hear? It definitely delivered. Can’t watch the show yet? Below we’ll have results!

But just as a refresher, you can still get a VOD on WWNLive.com AND you can purchase EVOLVE 65 for tomorrow. Do it. You likely won’t regret it. Onto results! Shout out to the great folks at PWPonderings!

Johnny Gargano vs. Cedric Alexander

Similar to the actual Crusierweight Classic, the official asks both men about the rules and has them follow the code of honor. Feeling out process picks up quickly with some nice counters and chain wrestling. Superman spear in the ring as these two show some lightning quickness. Alexander gets on the offense with a nice dropkick. Tope suicida to the outside. As much as Evolve has become about the grappling style with Catch Point and Thatcher, this match showed that there’s some of the spot guys who can deliver a fun back and forth match. This was a tremendous showcase of both guys movesets. This got the crowd into the show right away and was a hoot to watch. Series of strikes and kicks. They eventually superkick each other down. Gargano counters a lumbar check into a GargaNo Escape and gets the tapout victory.

Winner (s)/Rating: Johnny Gargano/****

Galloway attacks Gargano after the match, but Page makes the save and takes the chair shots for his friend and former partner. Drew Gulak runs in and dropkicks Galloway. I guess it’s on. Then as the match is about to begin, CHUCK TAYLOR ATTACKS DREW GULAK! HOLY CRAP! Fred Yehi and Tracy Williams run out to stop the madness. Galloway calls Chuck Taylor “Dustin.” We’re using shoot names now. Galloway challenges Catch Point for the Evolve tag team titles later on. Williams calls Evolve their home and asks Gulak if they want to defend it. Gulak agrees, and there we go.

Later on, Ethan Page mentions Gargano and how he needs to forgive him, because he needs a partner and a friend.

After Galloway/Dustin vs Catch Point, Galloway says they broke Evolve’s spirit tonight and they’ll rip out the heart the next night when Galloway defeats Gargano. Galloway says Taylor, EC3, Hero, Rhodes, and himself will all be in the house. Taylor says he’s been in Evolve since day one and buries Gulak for being in CZW. Taylor wants to know where his contract is. He says Chuck Taylor is now dead. Gargano will have his back broken.

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Back to NY for EVOLVE, Queens to be specific! As usual, you can catch the replay on WWNLive.com & results are courtesy of PWPonderings. Go on and check them out for the results for the rest of the show – we heard it was a great one.

Johnny Gargano def Drew Galloway via DQ after EC3 runs into the ring and attacks Gargano
– Long promo by EC3 as he buries NXT, Triple H, and even Bill DeMott. They lay waste to the Evolve locker room. Ethan Page makes the save. Next show on June 10. Gargano and TJP versus EC3 and Galloway.

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Another weekend, another EVOLVE doubleheader. And of course Johnny is wrestling on them, where else would he be! EVOLVE 60 took place at the MCW arena in Joppa, MD on May 6th, 2016 and hoo boy, did Johnny ever have a dream match. Gargano vs Scurll. It actually happened. Described as a piece of art. Of course, if you missed it, you can check out the replay at WWNLive.com!

Spoilers ahead!

Johnny Gargano defeated Marty Scurll, making him tap out to the GargaNO-Escape.

Gargano cuts a promo and calls out Drew Galloway. Gargano talks about how great pro wrestling is now, how great the WWE partnership is and that Galloway had his chance in WWE and he blew it.  Tells Drew to not ruin it for everyone else.  Drew thinks about talking and instead begins to beat down Gargano. In comes Ethan Page for the save, leading to Galloway/Page.

After the match, Galloway runs down WWE and how they’re killing independent wrestling while continuing to attack Page. Gargano makes save with chair, Galloway walks off. Page reaches up for Gargano…but Gargano walks off. Someone is still mad.

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We might’ve broken our promise but this month will be different, we swear! Here’s the results for the month of April. Please stay tuned for even more results for May. All results courtesy of Cagematch.de!

WWNLive Supershow Mercury Rising – Dallas, TX – April 2nd

Johnny Gargano, TJP & Kota Ibushi defeat Tommy End, Marty Scurll & Will Ospreay

VIP Texasmania – Arlington, TX – April 3rd

Barrett Brown, Danny Ramons & Jessica James defeat Candice LeRae, Joey Ryan & Johnny Gargano

AIW Forgot About Dre – Cleveland, OH – April 8th

Loser Leaves AIW: Johnny Gargano defeats Alex Shelley

DREAMWAVE Anniversary VII – LaSalle, IL – April 9th

Heidi Lovelace & JT Dunn defeat Candice LeRae & Johnny Gargano

AAW EPIC! – Chicago, IL – April 9th

Johnny Gargano defeats Andrew Everett

IWA East Coast – Nitro, WV – April 16th

Gory defeats Johnny Gargano

WWE NXT FS Live Taping – Winter Park, FL – April 28th (To air May 18th)

Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa defeat Danny Burch & Rob Ryzin

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Mr Wrestling himself is quite the busy person. Not only was he at EVOLVE earlier today and not only will he be at the WWN Supershow later on tonight, but he made a stop by Wrestlemania Axxess today.

Yup, you’re reading that right. Today, WWE NXT taped some matches for the month of April and Johnny was apart of it. Below are SPOILERS, so please read on with caution and be sure to catch the shows!

April 20th:

* Tommaso Ciampa and Johnny Gargano defeated The Vaudevillains

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