Johnny Gargano was recently interviewed by WWE.com on a number of topics including his feud with Tomasso Ciampa and how it has impacted him personally. It should be noted that this is an in-character interview. You can view Gargano's responses below.
Where He Is Mentally:
"I feel like I’m in a good place. I went home to get my head right. Ever since TakeOver: Chicago, things have been spiraling out of control. I wanted to sort through whatever issues I needed to address on my own terms. I think I did that, and I’m ready to get back to work. Like I said, I can’t be Johnny Wrestling just sitting on my couch."
On Getting Back On Track:
"I hope so. It’s been a tale of one step forward and two steps back for me recently. I’m just trying to take things one baby step at a time."
"I made one very big mistake, and unfortunately, I’m reminded of that mistake every single time I see him with that title. I love NXT, and I’m well aware that this is my fault. My worst enemy is living my dream. I made a promise that I’m going to do whatever it takes to right that wrong and I will. That’s how I cope with it. No whining, crying and complaining."
His Wife Candice LeRae Being Impacted:
"It breaks my heart. We’ve made it a point to try and keep our personal and professional lives separate lately. I still love and support my wife 100 percent. She’ll always be my favorite wrestler. But she deserves a chance to live her own dream and make her own path, and I know she will. I don’t want anything to get in the way of that, including me."
"Sometimes you have to fall lower than you’ve ever been to stand taller than you ever could. There’s a big dream of mine out there that I still want to make come true. I’m going to do whatever I have to both inside the ring and out to make sure that happens."