WWE Announces Unsanctioned Match for NXT Takeover
Posted On July 25, 2020
One of the most emotional stories taking place in NXT at the moment has been the one involving Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa. The two current rivals were once best friends and worked together as a tag team called #DIY. The two men were hired together to work in NXT after working on the independent wrestling circuit. After being hired, the best friends continued to team together and even went on to win the NDT Tag Team Chanpionships when they defeated The Revival at NXT Takeover: Toronto in 2016. It seemed as if the two were inseparable, but that all changed after Ciampa suddenly turned on Johnny Gargano at NXT Takeover: Chicago. Ciampa and Gargano have been enemies ever since.
Ciampa received an injury during the match in Chicago and revealed that he turned on “Johnny Wrestling” out of fear of being replaced as his tag team partner. Gargano has since embarked on a singles career that culminated in him getting a shot at the NXT Championship against Andrade “Cien” Almas at NXT Takeover: Philadelphia. Ciampa returned from his injury after Gargano lost the match and attacked him with a crutch. Gargano put his NXT career on the line in a rematch against Almas for the title, but this time, Ciampa cost him the match and ended his NXT career. The world has been deprived of what would have been a classic match between the two NXT Superstars.
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Or have we? WWE posted the full card for NXT Takeover: New Orleans on Facebook recently, and it has been revealed that Gargano and Ciamoa will face off during the show. How will the match take place if Johnny Gargano is no longer working for NXT? It appears that the match will be an Unsanctioned Match. WWE has since removed the post from their Facebook page, but fans were quick to post a screenshot of the image. It seems that it will only be a matter of time before a Gargano returns to NXT for at least one more match against his former best friend. The NXT Takeover: New Orleans event will be taking place during the weekend of WrestleMania this April.