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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Fresh outta kickin’ the tar out of Ethan Page and blessing all the wrestling fans of the world, the video preview we’ve all been waiting for has finally come! In his first ever lengthy interview, Johnny sat down with Kevin Steen over Wrestlemania weekend to discuss his life, his career, his injury at EVOLVE 10, and so, so much more. Enjoy the preview above, and be sure to order the DVD immediately. We promise, it’s worth every cent.
PS: Thanks for the shout out, you filthy animal! – (Love Samantha (yes, I’m still here) & Em)
The Kevin Steen Show is pleased to announce that we finally sat down with the “Master of Lucharesu”, Johnny Gargano. In this interview, we learn about his debut at the tender young age of 8 as one third of the six man trio known as The Men in Black. Although they never reached the heights of the Fabulous Freebirds, they were close in their own mind.We also talk about his time as the Champion of Liechtenstein, the country where people dress like elves. Of course, we talk about the smaller stuff like his 873 day reign as Open the Freedom Gate Champion, going to Japan and his current run in PWG. You know the other stuff.
All joking aside, Johnny talks about a moment were a handicap almost ended his career. In a very serious Steen Show moment, Johnny talks about his near signing with TNA Wrestling to be a Twilight Vampire.
So, sit back back and enjoy as we talk to the Master of Lucharesu, Champion of Liechtenstein, and Cleveland’s Own, Johnny Gargano.
Another DGUSA doubleshot is done and in the books, and we’ve got us some results for tonight’s iPPV Way of the Ronin! Johnny was set to finally take on Roderick Strong, and boy did those two not disappoint. However, who left the champion? Did Jesus have Gargano’s back? Or did the Messiah of the Backbreaker backbreak his way to victory? Click the spoilers below to find out. Big thanks to the folks at PWInsider for the results!
Open the Freedom Gate Champion Johnny Gargano defeated Roderick Strong with a GargaNo Escape to retain the title. Midway through the match, Rich Swann came out and invited the fans to surround the ring to give the match an awesome European fight club/WXW feel. After the match, Gargano took a mic, telling the fans that booing him is like booing kids with cancer, because “this belt cures cancer.” Swann took the mic from Johnny, telling him he made the fans surround the ring so that he’d have nowhere to run. Swann tells Johnny that in New Orleans, he’s gonna kick his ass, Cima’s gonna kick his ass, and Ricochet’s gonna kick his ass, so much that he can say goodbye to the title, as Gargano frantically searched for a way out. The fans started the Na na na hey hey goodbyes, before Johnny Gargano was able to escape the ring finally.
…But it’s hard to be really, really PG against Ethan Page, isn’t it? The clap from above is from an incredibly fun match between Johnny and “All Ego” Ethan Page From Alpha-1 Wrestling’s “Watch the Throne 2!” The video is on sale at smartmarkvideo.com! For live event info on Alpha-1, check out their website at www.alpha-1wrestling.com!
Returning to the independent wrestling scene to face one of wrestling’s current bests, Chris Hero came into quite the sticky situation with Johnny Gargano at DGUSA’s Freedom Fight 2013. On November 17th, the two men collided in a hard-hitting, classic bout. Numerous fans across the world let their voices heard on how much they genuinely enjoyed the match, but one moment alone stole the entire show…
Two years ago, Johnny Gargano won the Open the Freedom Gate championship against YAMATO. This year, he takes on Chris Hero. After a loss in Queens last night, as well as being knocked unconscious, Johnny speaks on his perseverance for Gabe’s Book It Cam. Chris Hero? The actual Hero — all of our hero, and Your’s, as well — is coming to retain his championship. You don’t stand a chance.
If you’re a fan and are interested, you can still purchase Freedom Fight! Head on over to WWNLive.com to order, and enjoy the show!