Johnny Gargano Says he Wouldn’t Be The Wrestler Or Person He is Without EVOLVE

Jan 18, 2019 - by Steve Gerweck

This weekend, Johnny Gargano will return to EVOLVE for the first time in over two years. At #EVOLVE119 on Jan. 18, Gargano will team with AR Fox to face Austin Theory & Josh Briggs. The next night at EVOLVE 120, Gargano takes on Theory in a non-title bout.

Speaking to, Gargano discussed his upcoming return to the promotion that helped him become Johnny Wrestling.

“Yeah, it’s crazy to think that I get the chance to do this. When I had my last EVOLVE match, I thought that I was closing this book forever. But with the landscape of the way everything’s going, I’m able to come back and that’s awesome,” said Gargano. “It’s great that I get a chance to go back to a place that is very important to me. I’ve said time and time again that I don’t think I’d be the wrestler I am today, probably wouldn’t be the person I am today, if it wasn’t for my experiences and my time at EVOLVE Wrestling.”

Gargano continued, “I don’t think I’d be in WWE, and I wouldn’t be in NXT, if it wasn’t for my time in EVOLVE and Dragon Gate USA and things like that. So, to get a chance to come back and just perform in La Boom again, perform in the place where I had my last match, I think it’s pretty cool. It goes to show how awesome wrestling is in 2019.”

Gargano will be looking to build some momentum in EVOLVE ahead of next week’s NXT TakeOver: Phoenix when he challenges Ricochet for the NXT North American Title.

(Pro Wrestling & MMA World)

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