Johnny Gargano Remaining Patient Before He Does His 'TakeOver Thing'
Johnny Gargano has some wise words about the difference between NXT and the WWE main roster.
Speaking recently on Busted Open Radio, WWE's Johnny Gargano spoke about the importance of remaining patient, and not assuming that all fans are familiar with his previous work in NXT. He explained:
"You know how things go, man. You make the most out of the time you’re given, you make the most out of your opportunities. I feel like I had a huge opportunity in the Elimination Chamber match, and I feel like I showed out in that one. I feel like I was able to get in there with a guy that I feel is probably the standard-bearer on our industry right now, Seth Rollins. I think he’s the tippy-top of the mountain; he’s where I want to be, and I hung toe to toe with him, and I showed the world that I can hang with him.
"So it’s one of those things where it’s all about time, it’s all about patience. I know a lot of people don’t want to be patient, they want it now. They want me to go out there and have 30 minute matches, 25 minute matches, do my TakeOver thing. It takes time, it takes equity. It takes getting this other audience that maybe doesn’t know about me, the casual fans we talk about all the time, in these buildings that - quite frankly - I haven’t been in before. A lot of these markets I’ve never wrestled in, and they’re seeing me for the very first time. This whole past six months, I’ve wrestled in so many markets I’ve never been in before because [in] NXT, they did the main markets, they did the hardcore wrestling towns."
Gargano refers here to his NXT past, which saw him have many well-received matches at the brand's special 'TakeOver' events. He enjoyed critically-acclaimed bouts against the likes of Andrade Cien Almas, Tommaso Ciampa and Adam Cole.
H/T to Fightful.