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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Episode 13 of AIW’s Behind the Curtain series of free shoot interviews features Johnny Gargano, the King of Cleveland. Pedro DeLuca sits down with the former Absolute and Intense Division champion and takes you through his career, starting with a dark match Johnny wrestled as an eight-year-old boy to today, where he is considered to be one of the best wrestlers on the independent scene.
This 30-minute shoot interview is 100% free and is a revealing look at one of the shining stars of AIW, CHIKARA, and DGUSA. Hear him speak about Japan, his first stint in AIW, training, wrestling against Bryan Danielson, and more, RIGHT HERE! Gargano’s passion for this sport is obvious from the first minute of this video—watch it now, before his legend grows even further.
www.DGUSA.tv is the place to get tickets and info on Dragon Gate USA and EVOLVE. Watch this recap of Jon Davis’ shocking actions at EVOLVE 17 against Open The Freedom Gate Champion Johnny Gargano. Then check out DGUSA in action on Nov. 2nd in Everett, MA, Nov. 3rd in Voorhees, NJ and Nov. 4th in Long Island. NY. Watch the Gargano vs. Davis feud expose! Be there in person or watch at www.WWNLive.com on live iPPV.
EVOLVE will crown a champion! Here are the first details on the EVOLVE Title. Go to www.DGUSA.tv for the latest. EVOLVE returns to action on December 8th in Voorhees, NJ. Go to www.DGUSA.tv for ticket or watch at www.WWNLive.com on live iPPV.
Currently at the top end of the leaderboard in EVOLVE, one of the current questions on the mind of EVOLVE fans speckled throughout the world is: Is Johnny Gargano eligible as the current DGUSA Open the Freedom Gate champion? And if so, what are his chances? Arguably the man with the biggest target on his back in EVOLVE at the current time, one can only wonder how all will unfold in the next several months.
PRIME Championship – Johnny Gargano (c) vs. RHINO
Two weeks ago Rhino sent a message to Johnny in the form of a Gore, injuring the champion’s ribs. In spite of the setback, Gargano is, as always, determined to battle on as only he can, and is showing no fear in the face of the former 2-time World Champion. Rhino did the unthinkable at Wrestlelution 5, ending Bane’s undefeated streak at that particular event. Now, he aims to take out his second PRIME icon. Can Rhino add the PRIME Championship to his resume? Will Gargano’s title reign end before it can even truly begin? Will Krimson & The Dead Wrestling Society have any further response to their involvement in this situation?
Attending the impressive King of Trios tournament for CHIKARA this weekend, Gabe managed to catch up with Johnny a week after the confusing assault from Jon Davis at the most recent EVOLVE. Watch the video above to understand his more processed feelings on the situation!
After a baffling assault from Jon Davis after EVOLVE 17, Johnny Gargano was caught by the Book It Cam after the show. Clearly mentally and physically strained, Gargano expresses his feelings on the confusing situation that unfolded.
In a recap from the Chikarasaurus Rex: How to Hatch a Dinosaur live iPPV event, this episode of the podcast shows the unfortunate night when Gargano and Taylor dropped the Chikara Campeonatos de Parejas to the Young Bucks. If you had to miss the event, fortunately enough for you, you can get a three-and-a-half minute preview from the video above at around the 6:10 point.
The main event of the show depicted a first-time match up between the impressive stars and moved at an incredibly fast pace with several high-risk moves that could make you curse, such as a missed slingshot spear to the outside and an unforgiving DDT on the apron. (Yes, both of the moves did happen to our favorite star, ending with him cringing in pain). Nonetheless, the amount of crisp double team maneuvers on both sides was nothing short of phenomenal, and there were numerous incredibly close calls that kept you on the edge of your seat, with little dashes of cheating as you would expect with F.I.S.T in the match. Despite the end result, it is truly something to watch, from my honest opinion.
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18 months ago, Jimmy Jacobs entered PRIME Wrestling disguised under a ski mask, injuring Johnny Gargano’s back with a video camera. After a year of mind games and psychological warfare, Jacobs finally unmasked at the start of this year and put Gargano through even more hell. It was Jacobs’ mission to march into Gargano’s own hometown, home promotion, and place Johnny built his reputation and force him out. Jacobs wants to replace Gargano, not just as the top star in PRIME Wrestling, but in all of independent wrestling. According to Jacobs, everything Gargano has done in his career, Jacobs did it first and Jacobs did it better, but never got the credit or adulation Gargano enjoys today. After manipulating Sex Appeal to aid in his mind games, Gargano overcame their threat (watch the clip here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asQ4JGxVBsA) to earn a shot at Jacobs and the PRIME Championship Gargano once held longer than anyone. Can Johnny Gargano reclaim his legacy or can Jacobs erase the name of Johnny Gargano from PRIME Wrestling at the very event Gargano has stolen the show at year after year?