Johnny Joseph Gargano is born on August 14, 1987. He is an American professional wrestler. He is currently signed to WWE nxt. Johnny is a former NXT Champion, NXT North American Champion, and also an NXT Tag Team Champion (teaming up with Tommaso Ciampa).

NameJohnny Joseph Gargano
ProfessionProfessional Wrestler
Famous ForNXT Superstar
Age32 years
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeter- 178 cm
Height in meter- 1.78 m
in feer inches- 5 ft 10 in
weightin kilogram- 90 kg
in pounds 199 Ibs
Body MeasurementsChest- 46 Inches (Approx)
Waist- 34 Inches (Approx)
Biceps- 18 Inches (Approx)
Eye ColourBlack/Brown
Hair ColourBlack/Brown


  • Debut: Pro Wrestling- 2005, WWE- 2015
  • Trainer (s): Josh Prohibition, J.T. Lightning
  • Mentor: N/A
  • Theme Song: Rebel Heart
  • Catchphrase: NXT for life
  • football: N/A

He started his professional wrestling career in 2005, working for the Cleveland All-Pro Wrestling (CAPW) promotion. Over the following years, Gargano also worked for some of the top promotions on the American independent circuit, including Chikara, Dragon Gate USA (DGUSA), Evolve, and Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG). Titles Gargano held to include the Chikara Campeonatos de Parejas, the Evolve Tag Team Championship, and DGUSA’s Open the Freedom Gate Championship, which he held twice with his first reign lasting a record 873 days. During his independent days, Gargano also made appearances for national promotions Ring of Honor (ROH) and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA).


After making sporadic appearances for WWE early in his career, Gargano took part in the company’s tryout camp in June 2015. Afterward, he began appearing regularly for NXT, eventually signing a contract in April 2016. He formed a tag team, DIY, with Tommaso Ciampa, and held the NXT Tag Team Championship once. Following their split up and heated rivalry, Gargano competed in numerous matches for the NXT Championship and eventually captured the NXT North American Championship in the beginning.

Slams/Wrestling moves:

Finishing moves: Crosston Crab (Cross-legged Boston crab), Gargano Escape / Garga-No-Escape (Chickenwing over the shoulder cross face, sometimes with a stepover toehold), Hurts Donut / Uniquely You (Full nelson lifted and spun into a reverse STO), Swinging reverse STO

Signature moves- Baby Ace Crusher (Running cutter to a kneeling opponent), Double knee strike to a cornered opponent, Double knee backbreaker to an opponent seated on the top rope, Multiple kick variations, Enzuigiri, Springboard drop, Super, Rolling solebutt, Spear, sometimes while slingshotting, You’re Dead / Lawn Dart (Running throwing snake eyes), Diced Bread (Shiranui to rolling cutter), Jumping Neckbreaker

Johnny Gargano logo

He’s had that logo going all the way back to the indies when he had a fauxhawk and wore fingerless long gloves that went halfway up to his elbow and a bunch of colored bracelets. The vibe I get from old photos of him is that he was kinda the embodiment of those “rawr” kids on MySpace. I think that logo is basically just an emoji that they used a lot: -_• this is someone’s explanation on his logo, I am with him

Star rating

The Highest Rated Johnny Gargano Matches Ever: Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa vs The Young Bucks Event: PWG All-Star Weekend XI (2015) | Rating: 4.00 Stars PWG Tag Team Championship match.

Johnny Gargano vs Aleister Black vs Killian Dain vs Lars Sullivan Event: NXT (December 27th, 2017) | Rating: 4.00 Stars.

Now, Following Johnny Gargano Matches Have Received 5.00 Stars: Johnny Gargano vs Andrade Almas Event: NXT Takeover: Philadelphia (2018)  | Rating: 5.00 Stars: NXT Championship match. Johnny Gargano vs Tommaso Ciampa Event: NXT Takeover: New Orleans (2018)  | Rating: 5.00 Stars Unsanctioned match.

Personal Life

  • Date of Birth: 14 August 1987
  • Age (as of 2020): 32 Years
  • Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
  • Nationality: Peruvian
  • Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio

Johnny Gargano Wife

Candice Gargano (nee Dawson: born September 29, 1985) is an American professional wrestler, better known by her ring name Candice LeRae. She is signed to WWE developmental territory NXT. She is best known for her work on the American independent circuit, most notably Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG). LeRae is a one-time PWG World Tag Team Champion (as one-half of the World’s Cutest Tag Team with Joey Ryan). This makes her the only female titleholder in the promotion’s history.

Style Quotient

  • Cars collection: : N/A

Money Factor

  • Salary (approx) /year: $100,000
  • Net Worth: N/A (under research)

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