Johnny Gargano On His Heel Turn: “I Loved It”

During his recent interview with Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful, Johnny Gargano spoke about the details behind his heel turn, and explained what went into the change. The first ever NXT Triple Crown Champion mentioned that he has enjoyed showing a different side of himself, and he eagerly waited to do so. Check out the highlights.

Explains why he “loved” turning heel:

“I loved it [the heel turn]. Honestly, l could not wait for it. I felt like I was stagnant for a little bit. I think if you do anything for so long, you get bored after a while and I just felt like there’s another side of me I haven’t had a chance to show yet and I was kinda keeping it inside,” Gargano continued. “People don’t remember I was a heel on the indies forever. That was the main thing I did. So to have this underdog babyface role, that was new for me.”

Says he couldn’t wait to turn heel:

“I remember back when [the heel turn] was being talked about, I wrote up email documents like ‘this is what I’m gonna dress as, this is what the music is gonna sound like, here’s different stories we could do’. I had a huge long email that I sent to Hunter and the writers. I could not wait to have this different incarnation of me and show the world this side of me. Honestly, I’m having the time of my life doing it.”

Johnny Gargano is currently the leader of an NXT faction known as The Way, alongside Candice LeRae, Indi Hartwell, and Austin Theory.

(H/T and transcribed by 411Mania)

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