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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With news of EITA joining the team of CIMA- and a special weapon coming along with – Johnny Gargano released another promo concerning Wrestlecon weekend, and his choices. In a very personal, and very informing story, Johnny let one desired member of his team be known: former member of Ronin, Rich Swann! The other? Is still currently unknown. An invitation sent out for a person with a compatible hunger for success.
Will Swann accept? And who will stand up and be chosen? We’ll be sure to keep you updated as time goes on!
With Wrestlecon weekend just around the corner, Johnny sent out the first shot to Shingo – who had just previously signed the open contract sent to Japan. Towards the end, he sends out an official proposal to the Dragon Gate USA office. Wanting to wrap up a bit of his past and to help cement his legacy, Johnny proposes in one corner, himself, and the other? CIMA. Sprucing it up for a traditional Dragon Gate six-person tag, the two competitors will pick a team from their respective areas. Dragon Gate USA vs. Dragon Gate Japan.
Will CIMA accept? Who will land on each team? We’ll be sure to keep you updated as time goes on!
What type of first name is “Gran” anyway? Did your Dad just get really lazy while filling out your birth certificate or something? Nonsensical first names aside…what are you crying about now? I swear, every single word out of your mouth anymore is “I used to do this,” “I was a part of that”…
This is a “what have you done for me lately” business, Akuma, and all you’ve done for anyone lately is sit at home, kick things, eat Cheetos (you look like a guy who enjoys a good Cheeto,) and watch me steal the show on CHIKARA’s iPPVs.
Yes, you were kicked out of F.I.S.T., the group you helped form. Yes, I took your spot. Just get over it! Move on, Granpa. You’re like the clingy ex-girlfriend that creeps on your Facebook, and just can’t accept the fact that it’s over. Sure, you had a good run, had some good times, but F.I.S.T. just outgrew you, Akuma. You’re a 5 – 5 & 1/2 tops, and they dumped you for a perfect 10, my man. Look at yourself, and then look at me…can you blame them?
Man, for a “Mysterious, Mythological Warrior from Afar!” you sure are bitter…but, you know what? The fact that you managed to actually pin me in that 3-on-1 Handicap Match still has me a tad bit bitter. So you want me in Tampa? You got it. You say that you were the guy that made people initially fear F.I.S.T.? Well, I’m most certainly not afraid of you. You better clean that cheese off your fingers, pal, because you have no idea what’s in store for you in a few weeks, and what was that you said? Pretty boys rarely grow up to be tough guys? Aw, that’s adorable. I am a good looking boy, but on March 8th, this ravishing lad is going to show you why we kicked you out of F.I.S.T. in the first place.
Heading to Northern Illinois to a company relatively unheard of, Johnny is set to compete at Vanguard Wrestling All-Star Alliance THIS SATURDAY in Villa Park! “Out of the Ashes” is set to take place behind the 5 Star Swap Mart at 270 W. North Avenue if you are interested, and doors open at 6:30 PM. Tickets are ten dollars for adults, and merely five for kids. If you can go out, be sure to see Johnny alongside numerous other AIW stars! Johnny will be taking on “The Definition” Isaias Velazquez in a sure to be exciting match, so Nothern Illinoisans? Don’t suck. Go check it out!
Placing his title on the line after a heated situation with the Dead Wrestling Society, Johnny Gargano prepared to defend against Krimson on tonight’s iPPV. The PRIME Championship that Johnny had just recently regained seemingly was still in his hands as the night came to a close; a Superkick earning him the three fall to retain. HOWEVER, things were quick to change. Now wrapped in controversy, PRIME Wrestling’s new commissioner, Vic Travagliante, restarted the match to allow Krimson to gain the victory, making him the NEW champion!
We’ll be sure to keep you updated on any more information as time goes on.
In arguably the most heartwarming thing that you’ll see in this year, the long awaited video of Johnny Gargano and his recently found hero, Kayden, finally made it’s way online. Check it out immediately, or I will question the person that you are.
Joining his CHIKARA tag team partner, Chuck Taylor for his web show, the Gentleman’s Club, Johnny shows quite the bit of uh, rage towards the Kentucky Gentleman. Check it and all of Chuck’s episodes out on his YouTube channel! Also, check out our partner site for him that’s linked in the sidebar!
PRIME Championship: “Whole Shebang” JOHNNY GARGANO vs. “M-Dogg 20” MATT CROSS
It’s a rematch of a Wrestlelution main event and one of the greatest rivalries in company history, and a match that is pivotal for both men for reasons that go beyond the PRIME Championship. Matt Cross looks to show the world, and especially the Megalomaniacs, the foundation in which PRIME Wrestling was build upon. The sacrifice, athleticism, and second to none work ethic of men like Gargano & Cross. For Johnny Gargano, it is a search for momentum at all costs. A week before a title defense against a man he’s never beaten, Krimson, with the potential future fate of PRIME Wrestling as a whole at stake in a match with Relaxed Rules and likely No Disqualifications, the reigning champion has a huge weight on his shoulders, though that’s not a new feeling. Gargano is actively looking forward to facing Cross, stating that the only way to prepare for a threat like Krimson is to test himself against his toughest opponent to date. It will be a test indeed, and likely a surefire classic, on free television a week before the iPPV! What will unfold in our last broadcast before we return to Pay-Per-View?
February 11th: Open The Freedom Gate Champion Johnny Gargano sent an open contract to Japan for his next Title defense. He demanded one of Dragon Gate’s best. Shingo has stepped up and signed the contract. It will be Johnny Gargano vs. Shingo for the DGUSA Title on April 6th at WrestleCon.