Young Lion Kings: Johnny Gargano and Cesaro Bringing CHIKARA Roots to SmackDown Live

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Over the weekend it was announced that following the newly reunited #DIY‘s (Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa) victory over The Bar (Sheamus and Cesaro) on their SmackDown Live debuts, that Gargano and Cesaro would face off in a singles match with Ciampa and Sheamus in their respective corners. As is often the case when NXT […] READ MORE





Has The Gargano & Ciampa Saga Ran It’s Course?

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The saga of Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa has been mostly excellent for over a year, which is a remarkable feat. The characters have been clear, their motivations easy to relate to and understand, and they haven’t been the least bit boring. Even when dealing with unforeseen injuries, the twists and turns of the plot […] READ MORE


5 Wrestlers Poised to Dethrone Tommaso Ciampa as NXT Champion 

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Since winning the NXT Championship on the July 18th episode of NXT against Aleister Black, Tommaso Ciampa has remained untouchable. Ciampa has been the face of NXT for exactly 200 days now with no end in sight. Yet, there is always an end to every championship reign, even if it’s the reign of the self-proclaimed “Greatest Sports Entertainer […] READ MORE


NXT: Around The Corner (12/19/18)

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A mixed bag of new talent, old rivalries revisited and a main event full of twists and turns awaited the fans this week on NXT as Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir made their in-ring NXT TV debuts as did Dominik Dijakovic while Johnny Gargano and Aleister Black looked to settle their score one last time. […] READ MORE



NXT TakeOver Preview: Andrade ‘Cien’ Almas vs. Johnny Gargano, NXT Championship (1/27/18)

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The rivalry between Andrade ‘Cien’ Almas and Johnny Gargano, which has been ongoing since NXT Takeover: Brooklyn III in August and will culminate in an NXT Championship match at NXT TakeOver: Philadelphia, has set NXT down an incredible course over the past several months, creating two bonafide stars in the process. And to think, it all […] READ MORE