Former NXT North American Champion Johnny Gargano recently spoke to Fightful. The leader of The Way discussed a number of topics during the interview, including his heel turn on NXT programming and forming the stable.
“I loved it. I couldn’t wait for it,”Â Gargano began, discussing his heel turn and run with Candice LeRae, Indi Hartwell and Austin Theory.Â “So I felt like I was stagnant for a little bit. If you do anything for so long, you get bored after a while.”
“I felt like there was another side of me that I hadn’t had a chance to show yet and I was keeping it inside” Gargano continued. “People don’t remember that I was a heel on the Indies forever. That was the main thing I did. To have this underdog babyface role [in NXT] was new for me. I love the challenge.”
Johnny Gargano on Heel Turn
“People see me as the underdog babyface and I want to be like, ‘if you think that’s all I am, you haven’t seen anything yet. I’m going to turn that upside down, inside out, and create something new'” Johnny Gargano added.
“I remember when this was being talked about, I wrote a document saying ‘this is what I will dress as, this is what the music will sound like, here’s different stories we can do.’ I had this long e-mail that I sent to Hunter and the writers” Johnny Wrestling revealed.
“I couldn’t wait to have this different incarnation of me and show the world this side of me. I’m having the time of my life doing it” the former North American Champion concluded.
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