– This week’s NXT episode saw Johnny Gargano return for his first TV appearance since losing the Career vs. Title match to NXT Champion Andrade “Cien” Almas in late February.
Gargano attacked his former partner Tommaso Ciampa, who has been taunting Gargano and the NXT Universe for weeks. Below is video from the segment plus post-show video of Gargano being denied re-entry into Full Sail University and talking to fans outside of the venue. The Gargano fan signs seen in the crowd during recent NXT episodes were passed out by NXT staffers before the Ciampa segments were taped.
It’s believed that Gargano vs. Ciampa will take place in New Orleans at Takeover. The former DIY partners took to Twitter after the return and wrote the following on what happened and the future:
Finally punching atProjectCiampa in the face after 10 months: … PRICELESS.
This is only the beginning.. I promise. pic.twitter.com/YuVoCWhmDa
— Johnny Gargano (@JohnnyGargano) March 22, 2018
Only an absolute coward attacks a man from behind.
This is completely unacceptable atWWENXT and atRealKingRegal.
I am the single greatest talent in the history of this company. I shouldn’t have to worry about fans attacking me at my place of work. pic.twitter.com/OKEuoFg7x5
— BLACKHEART (@ProjectCiampa) March 22, 2018
– Below is a new promo to tease Ricochet’s upcoming WWE NXT TV debut, which began airing this week. No word yet on who Ricochet’s first match might be against and he’s wrestled twice at recent NXT TV tapings but both were believed to be dark matches – February 2nd against Fabian Aichner and March 7th against Christopher Dijak. It’s possible that they air one of his live event matches but it will likely be the Dijak match.
Ricochet has been undefeated at NXT events since debuting on February 2nd. He’s picked up recent NXT live event singles wins over Adam Cole, Mark Andrews, Raul Mendoza and Buddy Murphy. He also teamed with Murphy once to defeat Steve Cutler & Wesley Blake, and he teamed with Roderick Strong once to defeat Tino Sabbatelli & Riddick Moss. The next NXT TV tapings aren’t until after the “Takeover: New Orleans” event. Ricochet is scheduled to work that show in a six-man Ladder Match to crown the first-ever NXT North American Champion with Cole, The Velveteen Dream, Lars Sullivan, Killian Dain and Ethan Carter III.
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