Johnny Gargano Says Anyone Who Views WWE NXT as Developmental or Not Main Roster is Stupid

Posted By James Walsh on 02/25/20

TMZ Sports recently interviewed NXT Superstar Johnny Gargano, who addressed his recent heel turn at NXT TakeOver: Portland. Gargano appeared to be pushing his new heel character in the interview. Below are some highlights and a video of the chat.

If heís gotten hate for his recent heel turn: ďI honestly havenít looked. I havenít checked any of that out. The show happened Sunday. It happened. What happened, happened, and I think, like I said earlier, the people that know why, theyíll figure it out. Like I said, you look deep down inside yourself, youíll find your answer.Ē

Gargano on his message to his fans who now see him as a bad person: ďIím still the same Johnny Gargano. I think for the first time in a long time, my eyes are wide open. Iím seeing things from a new perspective. Iím seeing things from a new light, and weíll see what comes of that, but Iím still the same guy. Iím still the same Johnny. I wake up, look at Candice, I look in the mirror, and I have a smile on my face because I know Iím a good person.Ē

Gargano on Finn Balor and Tommaso Ciampa: ďNow is the time. Well, about Finn, about Tommaso, I have nothing to say about them, but I will say as the face of NXT, as the heart and soul of NXT, as possibly the greatest performer of a generation, I will say to watch every Wednesday night, USA Network, 8:00 pm, youíre not going to want to miss it.Ē

Gargano on people who call NXT minor leagues: ďYeah, thatís BS. Thatís BS. Thatís complete garbage, and itís something that me and a lot of guys have worked to dispel for a very, very long time. So, anyone out there who uses the words Ďmain rosterí when talking about Raw and SmackDown, how about you watch the show on Wednesday night. Youíll see the real main roster. Youíll see the best wrestling show on the planet. You will see the best locker room on the planet, led by me! Thatís what youíll see on Wednesday night. So main roster, developmental, youíre stupid if you use those words. Youíre stupid. Quit it.Ē