• Johnny Gargano Explains Why He Chose To Return To WWE
On last night’s RAW, former NXT Champion Johnny Gargano returned to WWE after 9 months.
During his return segment, he laid his “The Way” NXT stable member Theory with a Superkick.
Gargano was interviewed backstage at RAW, where he revealed that he wants to wrestle at WrestleMania and there’s only one place where you can do it – WWE, so that’s why he chose to sign a new contract with the company.
Below is what the 1st ever NXT Triple Crown Champion said:
“I’m still at a loss for words. I don’t know. When you’re away for so long, I was away for 9 months, like I said, and I was just kinda changing diapers and watching Bluey and doing the dad thing for a long time.
It’s just one of those things where you just don’t know if people are gonna remember who you are. Yeah, I was here for a long time in NXT, and I did a lot of cool things. But there’s still that big part of me who was just a nervous wreck all day because I was like hopefully at least one person remembers who I am.
To stand there and watch my name come up on the tron and see people go nuts, I’m like man, it’s really a relief. I feel like a huge weight is lifted off my shoulders now because people remember who I am, and now it’s time to get to work.
Well, I said that I came back for a lot of different reasons, but first of all, I wanted to be Intercontinental Champion, United States Champion, WWE Champion. I wanna wrestle at WrestleMania, and there’s only one place you can do that, and that’s here in WWE. That’s why I came back, that’s why I am beyond proud to be here.
I’m just a ball of energy because I just went out there for the first one. Literally I’ve been sitting at home doing nothing for 9 months. Just diapers, and you know diapers, there’s no good diapers, I promise.
But yeah, I’m so over the moon, I’m so excited. I’m really excited honestly now to go back home and see my baby. I think he was watching. He might be sleeping. He got a chant tonight. There was a ‘Baby Wrestling’ chant in a WWE ring. Yeah, score one for him.
He’s gonna appreciate it when he gets older. I’m gonna be like, ‘Hey, watch this tape. Watch this VHS.’ Let’s go. Let’s go.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (August 23, 1987) – WWF Wrestling Challenge
On this day in 1987, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.
It was pre-taped at the LaCrosse Center in LaCrosse, Wisconsin and included matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Survivor Series 1987’ PPV.
The match-card can be found right here:
1. Chris Curtis vs. Mr. Washington
2. The Junkyard Dog vs. Rick Renslow
3. Dream Team vs. Jim Evans & Sivi Afi
4. Randy Savage vs. Scott Casey
5. Brutus Beefcake vs. Tom Stone
6. Demolition vs. Omar Atlas & Pete Sanchez